Owing to the fact that my ideas, as expressed in a pamphlet that I had printed for private circulation, have appeared in part in the public press; and fearing that some one may be misled as to my intention and thought, I have concluded that it were better to express myself as fully as I can to the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati and through it to the profession at large. I had no thought of making an attack upon any individual and therefore carefully abstained from using the name of any officer where possible offense might be taken My aim was to call the attention of my professional brothers to a state of affairs which appeared to me was costing the Government large sums of money and the soldier great and unnecessary suffering from preventable disease, to call attention to the fact that the Red Cross of the Geneva
OWEN WO. PREVENTABLE DISEASE IN THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES—CAUSE, EFFECT AND REMEDY. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(17):1110–1117. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470430034001h
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