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July 16, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(3):133-134. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450030035008

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No formal report has been received at the office of the Surgeon-General of the Army from Chief Surgeon Pope of the 5th Army Corps at Santiago, Cuba, but some idea of the work accomplished by the medical department of that corps may be gathered from the Associated Press and other dispatches from the front. The health of the troops on the voyage from Tampa, Florida, was excellent, only 1 per cent. having been sick. After landing at the Juragua wharf and getting into position on Cuban soil the first excitement in medical circles was occasioned by the dash of the dismounted Rough Riders and Regular Cavalry, June 24 at La Guasima, in which Major French, surgeon of the former, was reported as having distinguished himself by bringing in a wounded man from between the lines. The hospital corps detachment did its duty handsomely, collecting the wounded at the first aid

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