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A STORY OF CHICKAMAUGA.

A STORY OF CHICKAMAUGA. My apology for intruding upon the columns of the Journal is multiple. I am a veteran of the Civil War, and I did duty upon the battle-field of Chickamauga, upon which I have been again on duty since the 7th day of July. My knowledge of hospitals is of long duration, and extends to the hospitals of Europe as well as those of our own country. Moreover, while the hospital under my command needs no defense for its efficiency under my own administration, I feel that my colleagues in the army and in other hospitals have been most unrighteously abused—from the Surgeon-General at Washington to the humblest lieutenant serving as an assistant-surgeon in the regiments. In this defense of a noble profession, I do not excuse dereliction of duty or stupidity in any medical officer. Occasionally a medical officer is found who is incompetent, not always because of want of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

A STORY OF CHICKAMAUGA.

JAMA , Volume XXXI (12) – Sep 17, 1898

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1898 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1898.92450120024002j
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Abstract

My apology for intruding upon the columns of the Journal is multiple. I am a veteran of the Civil War, and I did duty upon the battle-field of Chickamauga, upon which I have been again on duty since the 7th day of July. My knowledge of hospitals is of long duration, and extends to the hospitals of Europe as well as those of our own country. Moreover, while the hospital under my command needs no defense for its efficiency under my own administration, I feel that my colleagues in the army and in other hospitals have been most unrighteously abused—from the Surgeon-General at Washington to the humblest lieutenant serving as an assistant-surgeon in the regiments. In this defense of a noble profession, I do not excuse dereliction of duty or stupidity in any medical officer. Occasionally a medical officer is found who is incompetent, not always because of want of

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Published: Sep 17, 1898

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