Medical War Manual Volume 5

Medical War Manual Volume 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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Red Cross. It aimed at a combination of relief workers throughout the entire kingdom and invited all women's organizations 'to afliliate themselves as branch societies. It became incorporated as a regular national society, its sessions to be held in Berlin. It was to devote-itself first and foremost to the training of a competent nursing personnel during peace and to welfare work of the utmost scope and variety. This organization constitutes the women's branch of the German Red Cross and uses the Red Cross insignia. In 1914 the number of members amounted to 400,000 and the league owned property inclusive of real estate and institutions to the value of 20,000,000 marks. By September, 1916, there were 2 3 3 5 branches throughout the Empire and a membership of 1,000,000 women. It has become a tremendously effective organization. MEN NU1zsEs.--The society for the training of men nurses and hospital attendants is also closely associated with the Red Cross and calls itself "The Organization of Voluntary Nurses in the War Work of the Red Cross." Its various branches belong to the national and provincial societies of the Red Cross which superintends its work and finances it, as the society itself requests no fees or donations from its members. Its personnel can of course be drawn only from those men who are unfit for military duty either in active service or i.n the reserve. The justification for its existence and activity in recruiting in times of peace is that it considers itself "the shadow of the army." It has also, however, demonstrated its great usefulness on many occasions in times of epidemic and disaster. ' IMPERIAL INSPECTOR or VoLuNTEERs.--At the head of these various organizations is the...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923464
  • 9781236923462