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August 27, 1898

The Medical Department of the Army.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(9):477-478. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450090043009

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Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1898.

To the Editor:  —After the published statements of General Sternberg, Lieut.-Col. Senn, Capt. Munson, U. S. A., and others, perhaps nothing further is needed to offset the prejudiced and sensational articles which have appeared in the daily press from correspondents and from certain hysteric members of the Red Cross, seeking to aggrandize their own services by belittling the work and results of the Medical Department of the Army. However, I will venture my mite. Sent to service with troops in the field at the time war was declared, attached to regiments, and later a member of the staff of the Second Divisional Field Hospital, Fifth Army Corps, there has been abundant opportunity at Chickamauga Park, at Tampa, on the hospital ship Olivette, and in Cuba, from which I returned on July 19, to see the workings of the Department under many and varied

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