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August 26, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(9):317-323. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420610029011

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The Association of Military Surgeons of the National Guard of the United States.  Abstract of the Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, Ill., August 8, 9 and 10, 1893.(Continued from page 287.)

Third Day—Morning Session..  Dr. Charles B. Ewing,, U. S. Army, read a very interesting paper entitled

THE SELECTION OF THE SOLDIER,  in which he drew the following conclusions:

  1. That the rules and regulations governing the examining surgeon in the physical examination of the recruit, be separate and distinct from those that govern the recruiting officer, who is not a medical man.

  2. That the room in which the examinations are made should not be less than twenty feet square, well lighted and ventilated.

  3. That the unit of measure be as small as possible, and that the metric system be used.

  4. That the recruit be measured in the horizontal instead of the upright position,

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