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September 3, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(10):542. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450100052007

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At this time when we hear so much of the prevalence of typhoid fever in the camps of our volunteer troops all over the land, it is gratifying to find satisfactory reports coming in from some quarters. The camps at Jacksonville, Fla., are said to be in excellent condition, with few cases of typhoid in the division hospitals, and all these imported cases. The water supply is from artesian wells, 800 to 1000 feet deep. It is saturated when fresh with sulphuretted hydrogen gas, which speedily escapes on exposure to the air. The hospitals are well provided with everything required, and the three division ambulance companies and the reserve ambulance company are thoroughly organized, fully equipped and in good running order. The personnel of the hospital corps consists of 75 medical officers, 75 hospital stewards, 30 acting hospital stewards and 550 privates. Lieutenant-Colonel L. M. Maus, is Chief Surgeon of

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