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September 17, 1898

Hospital at Fort Myer.

Author Affiliations

Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. A., formerly of Owosso, Mich.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(12):670. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450120044015

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U. S. General Hospital, Fort Myer, Va. Aug. 30, 1898.

To the Editor:  —We have here a magnificent hospital under the command of Major and Surgeon W. B. Davis, U. S. A., whose earnest work is making this one of the finest hospitals in the country.We have about four hundred patients, and one ward containing 200 beds as yet not entirely filled. This ward I believe to be the largest in the world.Most of our patients are typhoid, and every material is at the hands of the surgeon in charge with which to do his work.The charges and criticism relative to improper food and attendance is, in the case of this hospital, a falsehood, and I believe it to be so in the others, for as rapidly as possible every thing is being accomplished for our sick soldiers.

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