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October 29, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(18):531. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420180025005

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In the recent civil warfare in Venezuela some of our naval surgeons have done honorable and humane emergency service. After the skirmishes that took place near La Guayra a considerable number of revolutionists, though badly wounded, were without any surgical aid. Some of them lay for hours without even a primary dressing for their wounds. This state of affairs having come to the knowledge of the American (United States) naval officers, Medical Inspector Tyron, of the Chicago, went to the front and organized a hospital service at Macuto. He was assisted by two junior surgeons of the Chicago, and by the surgeons of Spanish, English and German ships in port. The men whom they went to serve had neither surgeons nor supplies.

Dr. Tyron and his staff were obliged to find their own instruments, bandages, appliances and medicines. One of the surgical staff of the Chicago, remained at the hospital

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