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August 6, 1898

CHOLERA BANDS FOR TROOPS.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(6):310-311. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450060048011

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Abstract

In the early days of the Civil War the soldier from the north was not considered to be properly equipped for service in the south without a havelock or white cover of washable material for his forage cap, with a flap falling to the shoulders to protect the head and neck from the scorching sun. Ladies all over the land made these havelocks, but the troops in the field never wore them. On a hot day's march the soldiers put one or two broad green leaves, oak, maple or sycamore in the crown of his cap as an all-sufficient protection. At the present time the havelock seems to have been forgotten, and cholera bands or abdominal bandages have become the imperative necessity, to supply which, for the protection of our soldiers in Cuba and the Philippines against diarrhea and dysentery, the patriotic ladies in many of our cities have been

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