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December 3, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(23):1374-1376. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450230046008

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The echoes of our alleged maladministration in military management, and particularly in medico-military matters, come to us from afar off. The Lahore Civil and Military Gazette of Oct. 6, 1898, gives credit to the Indian medical service for being one of the few departments which escaped scathing criticism during the campaign in Tirah, on the Northwest frontier. It has been generally admitted that the arrangements for the care of the sick and wounded in that campaign were, as a rule, "most complete and efficient," and that nothing was neglected that could relieve suffering or assist recovery, credit for this being given to the Indian Government, which spared no expense, and to the medical officers themselves for the excellence of their organization and their devotion to duty. The only unfavorable criticisms which appeared were some strictures in the English papers because the stretchers were not provided with awnings nor the field

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