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July 16, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(3):132-133. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450030034007

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While making a brief inspection of the general hospitals in the Province of Santiago, Cuba, we were so much impressed with the excellence of the management, the fine discipline and the care manifested in the details of treatment that we can not refrain from publicly testifying to the efficiency of our medical brethren in the service of Spain. Our inspection was made through the medium of certain reports and returns which, instead of being in the hands of Excmo. Sr. Inspector de Sanidad Militar de la Isla de Cuba, Habana, to whom they were forwarded in accordance with Army Regulations, are now by the fortune of war, on file in the War Department of the United States, Washington, D. C. From these we learn that the general hospital at Holguin, the Military Headquarters of the Province, is one of considerable size, having a capacity of probably 1500 beds, for there

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