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December 3, 1898

THE SANTIAGO CAMPAIGN.MEDICAL EXPERIENCE WITH THE RETURNED SOLDIERS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA U. S. V. REGIMENT.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(23):1355-1356. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450230027001j

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Abstract

The following medical histories of soldiers of the District of Columbia U. S. V. Regiment which were gathered whilst treating these cases after their return to Washington, D. C., may be of interest for several reasons. The testimony shows with uniformity and consistency that the health of these men remained good at Camp Alger, at Chickamauga, at Tampa, on the voyage to Cuba and in the eight days spent in the trenches in front of Santiago; that they first became sick after having been encamped on San Juan hill four or five days or more and that there they were the victims of malarial fever—intermittent or remittent—accompanied or followed by diarrhea; that none of them contracted typhoid fever in Cuba, and that this infection occurred on the transports returning them to the United States or more probably after their arrival at Montauk. The following itinerary—furnished by the commanding officer,

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