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September 17, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):665. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450120039009

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Members of the American Medical Association have no doubt been troubled in mind during the progress of what we may now call the late war, by the continued attacks in the press on the Medical Department of the Army, from the Surgeon-General at the War Department and his officers of every grade in the general and division hospitals down to the gallant medical men who dressed the wounded under the fire of the Spanish sharpshooters at the crossing of the Aguadores river. The sanitary conditions in the home camps have also been severely criticised, and the onus laid on the shoulders of the Medical Department. The injustice of this criticism has led Major R. Stansbury Sutton, Chief Surgeon U. S. Volunteers, to discuss with a free pen the conditions existing in the camps in Chickamauga Park (see p. 650). It takes a man of large experience and mature mind to

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