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July 9, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(2):75. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450020031005

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During the past month the organization for field service of the medical department of the various regiments aggregated in the camps of instruction at Chickamauga Park, Georgia; Tampa and Jeffersonville, Florida, and Camp Alger near Washington, D. C., has been progressing on lines indicated by the surgeon-general and the chief surgeon of the army in the field. The latter officer, Colonel Charles R. Greenleaf, Asistant Surgeon-General U. S. Army, made an estimate of the medical and hospital personnel of an army corps for the guidance of chief surgeons in the organization of their field hospitals and hospital corps companies. In this estimate an army corps was assumed to consist of 24 regiments of infantry, 3 light batteries of artillery and 1 regiment of cavalry organized in 3 divisions of 3 brigades each, and that to man this command medically there should be, in accordance with existing laws and orders, a

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