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December 23, 1911

The Hospital Service in the American Revolution

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Washington, D. C.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(26):2098. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120288030

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To the Editor:  —In searching for a revolutionary fact I recently came across the following order of June 4, 1777, by Dr. W. Shippen, Jr., director general of the American Hospitals, and John Cochran, physician and surgeon general of army in the middle department, making certain historic appointments:The liberal provision made by Congress in the new medicinal arrangements, joined with a humane desire to prevent the repetition of the distresses which afflicted the brave American soldiers in the last campaign, have drawn men of the first abilities into the field, to watch over the health and preserve the lives of the soldiers, many of them form very (exhaustive?) and profitable practice, and every species of domestic happiness. Dr. William Brown of Virginia, Dr. James Clark of Maryland and Dr. Thomas Bond, jun., of Philadelphia, are appointed Assistant Directors General. Dr. walter Jones of Virginia and Dr. Benjamin Rush of

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