Army Medical Department Report for the Year 1873

Army Medical Department Report for the Year 1873

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...sent to the outpost stations, but the difficulty of carrying these, even in separate pieces, was fatal to their extended use, as was also the difficulty of procuring a space of cleared ground sufficiently large to pitch them on. Generally the largest native huts (if there were any) properly cleansed and repaired, were selected for hospitals; in two instances the churches of the native Christians were available, in default of other means, huts, constructed in native fashion, served as field hospitals. It is not to be inferred that at this stage the medical arrangements were other tlian very imperfect; the campaign had begun if not unexpectedly, at least on an unexpected scale, with improvised troops so to speak, the medical arrangements were conformably of a make-shift kind, gradually getting more complete as stores on a commensurate scale arrived, and experience showed what was of essential importance, and what might safely be neglected. Neither in amount, or in severity, was the.sickness amongst the troops in Sickness in the field at this time (end of October) excessive; the European officers from October of time to time suffered from relapses of ' fever " but they could hardly be said troops in the to be rendered ineffective by it, they kept at their duty, though ailing; the field. West Indian soldiers suffered from the same cause, and from attacks of dysentery; the excitement of campaigning had its usual effect, in at first Disposition of troops in the field. Attack on the retreating Ashantis passing near Abraerampa, by European troops. Relanding of the detachment of Royal Marines previously engaged at Easaman; their effective March to Abraerampa. March to Asanchi. Lieut.-Colonel listing's enabling many persona not fairly overpowered by...
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236631110
  • 9781236631114