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November 1, 1884


JAMA. 1884;III(18):501-502. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.02390670025009

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London, October, 1884.

The results of the conference of the Red Cross Associations held at Geneva have, according to Surgeon-General Longmore, given satisfaction to the members who attended it. Amongst the matters discussed was the employment of the electric light for searching for the dead and wounded on the battle field. Baron Mundy, basing his remarks upon the experiments made at Wichen in October, 1883, and at Aldershot in July last, as well as those undertaken near Geneva during the conference—which have confirmed the practicability of clearing the field of the wounded during the night following a great battle, and burying the dead after establishing their identity, expressed the hope that in future wars the electric light would be employed in all cases in which military commanders permitted its use. The questions "Shall the Associations acquire during peace the articles and apparatus required in war," and " Is it necessary that

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