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February 17, 1917

Manual of the Medical Department, United States Army.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(7):570. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270020234037

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This manual, prepared under the supervision of a board consisting of Lieut.-Col. Henry C. Fisher and Majors Elbert E. Persons and Reuben W. Miller, Medical Corps, Presents many features which offer opportunities for efficiency not found in previous manuals. As it now appears, the manual is a complete treatise on medicomilitary administration, so arranged that even the neophyte may read and understand it. Instead of including all the information bearing on military administration which is to be found in the army regulations. general orders and service manuals, which should be in the hands of all medical officers, the manual contains an appendix which refers, by subject headings, to the more important orders containing matters of interest to medical officers. If the manual and appendix were printed on loose leaves and assembled after the method of the U. S. Navy Regulations, it would be possible to print changes in regulations on.,.

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