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Concerning Criticism of the Medical Department.

Concerning Criticism of the Medical Department. Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 20, 1898. To the Editor: —Just now it seems to be the thing for every one to criticise everything pertaining to the conduct of the war; from the head of the War Department down all the ranks to the lowest officer in the field, all are under fire. Meantime it is refreshing to read plain and courageous articles—statements of facts, similar to that of Drs. Sutton, Senn and others who have served in the field and camp. A new generation has come up ignorant of the unavoidable conditions that pertain to war, who have forgotten the hardships, cruelties and sufferings of 1861-1865, and who have expected an army to be created, drilled and made efficient from raw material in rank and file, without mistakes; that large camps be established, veritable cities in size, and where the unsanitary conditions arising from the congregation of many men would http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Concerning Criticism of the Medical Department.

JAMA , Volume XXXI (14) – Oct 1, 1898

Concerning Criticism of the Medical Department.

Abstract


Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 20, 1898.

To the Editor:
—Just now it seems to be the thing for every one to criticise everything pertaining to the conduct of the war; from the head of the War Department down all the ranks to the lowest officer in the field, all are under fire. Meantime it is refreshing to read plain and courageous articles—statements of facts, similar to that of Drs. Sutton, Senn and others who have served in the field and camp. A...
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Publisher
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.1898.02450140056011
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Abstract

Parkersburg, W. Va., Sept. 20, 1898. To the Editor: —Just now it seems to be the thing for every one to criticise everything pertaining to the conduct of the war; from the head of the War Department down all the ranks to the lowest officer in the field, all are under fire. Meantime it is refreshing to read plain and courageous articles—statements of facts, similar to that of Drs. Sutton, Senn and others who have served in the field and camp. A new generation has come up ignorant of the unavoidable conditions that pertain to war, who have forgotten the hardships, cruelties and sufferings of 1861-1865, and who have expected an army to be created, drilled and made efficient from raw material in rank and file, without mistakes; that large camps be established, veritable cities in size, and where the unsanitary conditions arising from the congregation of many men would

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 1, 1898

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