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July 12, 1952

Military Medical Manual

JAMA. 1952;149(11):1075-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930280097032

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This edition of the manual contains an enormous amount of information. The author, or authors, responsible for the collection and presentation of this information remain anonymous; however, the manual is so well documented and the text shows such familiarity with medicomilitary procedures that no one could doubt that the authors speak authoritatively.

Part 1 of the manual covers purely military subjects about which the medical officer will wish to have knowledge. These subjects include tactical functions of the arms, organization of large units, command and staff procedures, and map and aerial photograph reading. For instance, a newly appointed medical officer may never have occasion to fire a gun, but he certainly will want to know, for example, what a.30 caliber machine gun is and how it differs from a 75-mm. rifle. This is general knowledge that all medical officers assigned to units should have.

Part 2 comprises 194 pages of

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