Congressional Edition Volume 4629

Congressional Edition Volume 4629

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... may be erected without delay to any extent and at minimum expense. Sketch plans are now in course of preparation for such a hospital, the establishment of which means so much to the Medical Department and the Army at large that it is hard to express the disappointment felt at the failure to obtain the requisite appropriations from the last Congress. A conservative estimate of the money saved the United States by the successful surgical operations at this hospital since its establishment, September 8, 1898, to February 17, 1903, has been made, and it is shown that 31 officers completely incapacitated have been operated upon and restored to duty, whose retired pay would have been very nearly $60,000 a year, and that 216 enlisted men have been returned to duty after operations for disability, whose pensions, had they been discharged, would have amounted to nearly 128,000 a year. The institution has, therefore, already paid for itself many times over from its surgical work alone, while its value as an essential part of the instruction of young medical officers and enlisted men of the Hospital Corps can not be estimated. U. S. ARMY GENERAL HOSPITAL, PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. Because of the reduction of the size of the army in the Philippine Islands, and, in consequence, the decreasing number of sick who have returned to the United States, the demands on this hospital have diminished and are not so great to-day as they were a year ago. Instead of keeping several barracks in the Presidio proper as additional wards to the hospital, in which the overflow might-be treated, two of these barracks have been given up and have been returned to their proper use for the permanent garrison of the Presidio. But a single ward has been retained and one barrack...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236579925
  • 9781236579928