The Military Surgeon; Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Volume N . 41
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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...the large and small trucks can be used to evacuate sitting cases, thus relieving some of the strain on the ambulances themselves. The above scheme of organization, of which only a rough idea has been given, was arrived at after considerable experimenting, but it now seems to work quite well. The weak points are the French lieutenant, who rarely understands the American character, and who sometimes does not even speak English, and the short time of the enlistment of the volunteers themselves--six months. A man just becomes thoroughly trained and really valuable in this period; then he leaves, with the result that considerable energy and time are spent in breaking in new men. This very naturally takes away from the efficiency of the section. A full section is usually assigned to a division, and is almost invariably quartered in the town in which the headquarters of the division itself are established. The Medecin Divisionnaire, as the ranking medical officer of a division is called, having organized his sector with the first aid stations, hospitals, etc., the lieutenant commanding the sanitary section proceeds to organize the transportation. The details and workings of this will be described under another heading. EARLY EXPERIENCES SECOND LINE EVACUATION WORK February to June, 1915, found the writer in charge of an American volunteer automobile ambulance corps, composed of several ambulances, and working under the charter of the Hdpital Militaire du Val de Grace, of Paris. The necessary funds for this corps were furnished by Mr. Herman Harjes, the well-known banker. During the above-mentioned period, the corps was assigned to the Evacuation Hospital of, which included all of the hospitals in the town itself, as well as those...
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