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December 10, 1898


JAMA. 1898;XXXI(24):1425. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450240041006

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From an official report we gather some items of information concerning the medical provision for the troops engaged with the hostile tribes from June 19, 1897, to April 6, 1898, which may be of interest at this time when we are investigating what was done and what was not done for the care of our sick and wounded during the Spanish War. The corps units mobilized consisted of sixteen batteries of artillery, nine regiments of cavalry, ten companies of sappers and miners and fifty-nine battalions of infantry, aggregating 18,688 British officers and men, 41,677 native officers and men and 32,696 followers, giving a total of 93,061. The medical arrangements included fourteen British and twenty-two native field hospitals of 100 beds each, a total of 3600 beds. There were no regimental, battalion or battery hospitals. There were in addition to the accommodations of the mobilized field-hospitals, 6725 beds available for use

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