American Medical Monthly Volume 17-18

American Medical Monthly Volume 17-18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...ever been careful to refrain as far as that Bureau permitted it to do so, from anything which would cast reproach or suspicion upon it. The report to which reference has been made is a most complete and masterly document, giving not only a view ofa vast field of work, but containing carefully arranged statistics, bearing on the health of camps, which cannot fail to be of great practical value. It has been most flatteringly noticed by all the foreign journals of medical, sanitary, aud military science. Even the Londzm. Times, that persistent vilifier of everything American, fails to find anything to criticize in its pages, and devotes a column to its laborious details, which it considers without a parallel, save in the wonderful results of German statisticians, who have had years, instead of months, wherein to prepare them. And yet our Philadelphia critic can find nothing to admire in it. The tangible results, to his eye, are narrowed down to "the vaccination of more than twenty thousand men." And in this, we are told it has but " relieved the Medical Bureau, always ready and able to perform its whole duty in protecting the army from this dreadful scourge, of a portion of its labors." If the Medical Bureau is always thus ready and able, why did it allow an entire army of nuvaccinated men to sail for Port Royal without a particle of vaccine matter, leaving the deficiency to be supplied by the Inspector of the Sanitary Commission on its arrival? The admirable little tracts which the Commission, availing itself of the first talent in the profession in all our large cities, has issued for the use of army surgeons, necessarily without the counsel afforded by a library, and which are models of point and brevity, he...show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236984102
  • 9781236984104