The Anti-Imperialist Volume 1, Nos. 3-5

The Anti-Imperialist Volume 1, Nos. 3-5

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the British army is being recruited from the dregs of the population." Under these-conditions it has not been possible to keep up the regiments in India to their full standard. The number in service in the year 1897 of warrant ofiicers, non-commissioned officers, and men was 64,531, against 70.484 in 1896. The admissions to hospital in the year 1897 numbered 96,824, or 1500.4 to each thousand of the force. The average sick time of each soldier was 37 days in the year. Average duration of each case of sickness 24.66 days. The loss to the army by death and invaliding to Eng land was..... _... 3,472 or 53.8 per 1,000 (The greater part of the invalids discharged as unfit for further service.) The average number co'nstantly sick was... I 101.38 per 1,000 The diseases requiring admission to the hospital were as follows: . Fevers of various kinds other than malarial fevers, including small-pox, plague, diphtheria, etc..... 5,180 Malarial fevers......... 23,496 Cholera and dysentery........ 2,331 Septic diseases......... 122 Tubercular diseases......... ' 330 Venereal diseases......... 27,268 Rheumatism, debility, scurvy, parasitic diseases, etc... 4,554 Local diseases, nervous, respiratory, skin, etc., etc... 26,590 Injuries of a general and local kind..... 6,743 Poisons........... 51 No appreciable disease........ 159 Total.......... 96,824 It is probable that the knowledge of such facts as these relating to service in the Philippines may have been given out by the returning volunteers in the Western States, and this may have rendered the enlistments so small in that section of the country as to have turned the attention of the recruiting ofiicers more to the East in order to get the men necessary to make up the present call, which on more

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