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December 12, 1896

Manual for the Medical Department, U. S. Army, 1896.

JAMA. 1896;XXVII(24):1259. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02431020041020

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The Army Regulations issued in 1881 was an exceedingly bulky octavo, which was supposed to contain instructions for every one in the military service on all points connected with his duties, privileges, etc. The edition of 1895 was on the contrary a rather thin volume, as it contained only general regulations or such as affected every officer and man of the army irrespective of corps. This issue had to be supplemented by special manuals giving in detail the regulations affecting each individual as a member of his particular corps. There has, therefore, just been published by authority of the Secretary of War for the use of the Army of the United States a small octavo volume of 120 pages, compiled under the direction of the Surgeon-General and entitled a "Manual for the Medical Department, 1896." This volume does not in any way alter the current methods of the department. It

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