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THE EFFICIENT JAPANESE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

THE EFFICIENT JAPANESE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. World's Work for January contains an admirable note on "A New Epoch in Army Mortality," having for its text the effective work of the Japanese army medical corps. The Japanese medical officers are rightly praised for their work in superintending the personal hygiene of the soldier, as well as in superintending the sanitation of trench and camp. Comparing their work with that of our own army medical corps, our contemporary finds the difference in efficiency to lie "in organization and in the obedience of the men." This is a half truth. As we all know, the chief reason for the disgraceful sanitary regulations of the American Army in the Spanish war was the absence of authority in the hands of the medical officers. The Japanese medical officer can order the troops to obey certain hygienic rules. Our Army organization permits the surgeon merely to suggest. When, as at scourged Camp Chickamauga, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

THE EFFICIENT JAPANESE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

JAMA , Volume XLIV (3) – Jan 21, 1905

THE EFFICIENT JAPANESE ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

Abstract


World's Work for January contains an admirable note on "A New Epoch in Army Mortality," having for its text the effective work of the Japanese army medical corps. The Japanese medical officers are rightly praised for their work in superintending the personal hygiene of the soldier, as well as in superintending the sanitation of trench and camp. Comparing their work with that of our own army medical corps, our contemporary finds the difference in efficiency to lie...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1905 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1905.02500300055013
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Abstract

World's Work for January contains an admirable note on "A New Epoch in Army Mortality," having for its text the effective work of the Japanese army medical corps. The Japanese medical officers are rightly praised for their work in superintending the personal hygiene of the soldier, as well as in superintending the sanitation of trench and camp. Comparing their work with that of our own army medical corps, our contemporary finds the difference in efficiency to lie "in organization and in the obedience of the men." This is a half truth. As we all know, the chief reason for the disgraceful sanitary regulations of the American Army in the Spanish war was the absence of authority in the hands of the medical officers. The Japanese medical officer can order the troops to obey certain hygienic rules. Our Army organization permits the surgeon merely to suggest. When, as at scourged Camp Chickamauga,

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 21, 1905

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