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February 4, 1899

Higher Rank Desired by the Medical Corps of the Army.

Author Affiliations

Colonel and Assistant Surgeon-General
Lieutenant-Colonel and Deputy Surgeon-General
Major and Surgeon

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(5):256-257. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450320048012

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The medical officers of the Army have taken exception to the rank provided for their corps by the terms of the Hull bill, reorganizing and increasing the Army, now before the House in Committee of the Whole. They have addressed the Secretary of War on the subject as a means of bringing their views to the notice of Congress.

War Department: Surgeon-General's Office, Washington, Jan. 14, 1899.

To the Honorable Secretary of War, (Through the Adjutant-General of the Army).

Sir:  —At a recent meeting of medical officers of the Army, we, the undersigned, were charged as a special committee with the responsibility of gathering the views of the Medical Department in relation to those provisions of H. B. 11022, which have in view the increase of the medical corps and of submitting the said views for your consideration, in the hope that they may meet with your approval and be

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