An Outline of the Medical Service of the Theatre of Operations

An Outline of the Medical Service of the Theatre of Operations

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the surgical hospital in division ambulances and 13 slightly wounded walkers to the evacaution'hospital. The remaining 48 transport cases and the 55 hospital walkers must be operated, fed, and assigned wards awaiting movement by evacuation ambulances. That is, something near 100 cases per hour must be received into the hospital stations beginning at H plus two and a half hours. As the total capacity of the two hospitals usually established is only 500 beds, only lying cases and such sitters and walkers as require it will be bedded. It will be more economical in shelter capacity to have separate wards for sitters. In emergency, by use of adventitious shelter for sitters and walkers, the crisis capacity of each hospital company can be increased to 200 liers and sitters and about the same number of walkers. From this it will be seen that if no evacuation occurs prior to H plus seven and one-half hours the two established hospitals will be filled and the third hospital company must be established. Provided adventitious shelter or particularly mild weather exists, opening the third hospital can be deferred until H plus 10% hours. Ideal evacuation should begin at H plus 3 hours, at the rate of l00 cases per hour. Many walking cases, in so far as transportation to the rear is considered, will change their classification status, by reason of exhaustion, pain, stiffness, shock, to liers and sitters about equally divided. Consequently hospital cases will require movement at the rate of 17 ambulance loads per hour. With evacuation at this ideal rate not more than two hospital companies need be established. These need not establish more than the headquarters platoon and one ward platoon. Under these conditions with two company headquarters platoons...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236892917
  • 9781236892911