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July 30, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(5):245. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450050043004

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" En manos esta el pandero que le sabra bien taner."

The Public Service column of the Journal, May 7, 1898, page 1136, contains among other notices the following:

" Captain Leonard Wood, Asst. Surgeon, is relieved from duty is this city, Washington, D. C., and will proceed to the following named places in the order designated, for duty in connection with the recruitment of a regiment of mounted riflemen to be organized under Section 7 of the Act of Congress approved April 23, 1898: Guthrie, Oklahoma Ter., Santa Fe, N. M., Phœnix, Arizona Ter., Carson City, Nev., Salt Lake City, Utah, Cheyenne, Wyo., Boise City, Idaho."

At that time who could have imagined what fate had in store for Assistant-Surgeon Wood?

The rapid organization of the " Rough Riders"; the election of Doctor Wood as colonel; their success in being sent to the front with the first expedition; their bravery and gallantry

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