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Under the above caption, in our issue of December 3 last, we suggested the likelihood of a large increase of the personnel of the Medical Department of the Army in the immediate future. We considered that for the Regular Army required by the United States, the present strength of the Medical Department, 192 officers, would have to be increased to at least 450 by the appointment of 258 medical men to fill original vacancies. This we regarded as the very minimum of needful expansion. Since then, three bills providing for the reorganization of the army have been introduced into the Congress of the United States. The precise wording of these bills is given in another column. It suffices for our present purpose to say that one provides for an increase of 404 medical officers, and each of the others for an increase of 309, making the total of the one
THE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE FUTURE. JAMA. 1898;XXXI(26):1538–1539. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450260042008
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