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May 4, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(18):1257-1258. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470180039009

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The British Medical Journal's correspondent with the China expeditionary force, furnishes, in the April 13 issue of that journal, a very complimentary notice of the American army hospital at Pekin. The first fact realized, he says, is "that medical arrangements in the United States Army possess a far higher degree of importance than our own." While he thinks, apparently, that the American soldier is a generally rather coddled employee, he says it is not till he goes to the hospital that he really finds out how his country loves him. It would not be a serious exaggeration in this correspondent's opinion to say that the American hospital in Pekin could hold its own in comparison with most London hospitals. The furnishings, cooking, attendance, and staff all come in for commendation, and one or two disadvantageous comparisons are at least implied between British and American hospital management. The hospital corps men

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