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November 11, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XXI(20):743. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420720027007

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Surgeon General Sternberg's Report for the year ending June 30,1893, has just been made public; but there will be some delay in its issue on account of the preparation of engravings to accompany Captain La Garde's paper on the "Effects of Gunshot Injury with Small Caliber Projectiles." The report is a valuable one, not only as a record of the statistics of sickness and death, for the year, in the Army, but as representing the various conditions at military posts which tended to increase or limit the spread of disease among the garrisons. Under the heading of "Sanitary Condition of the Army," the condition of barrack buildings as to air space, ventilation, heating and lighting, the subsoil drainage and the disposal of garbage, waste water and excreta are considered, particularly of such posts as have been the subject of criticism on any of these points. Water supplies, also, are fully

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