Studies in Medicine Volume 1

Studies in Medicine Volume 1

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...which were common in our press concerning the Japanese water analysts with microscope and chemicals preceding the troops. The most official notice of this alleged practice which I have seen may be found in the report of an address before the Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives by Major Louis L. Seaman which appeared in the Scientific American Supplement for July 8, 1905. It does not strictly agree with the reports of the Military Observers of the United States Army as published by the General Staff (particularly Part IV). According to Major Chas. Lynch, the analyses were carried out four times a month at the field hospitals and when troops were quartered in a village an immediate analysis was made of the water from all supplies. This appears merely to have been done to determine which wells were the best, as all water was boiled anyway. When a water was found to be heavily polluted, it was often boiled twice. Major Lynch was told that one man in each battalion carried a set of three reagents (Nessler's solution; potassium iodide and starch; sulphuric acid). An inspection of a large number of knapsacks did not disclose any of these reagente however. Just what details of arrangement for securing analyses are in force in the war zone at the present time it is impossible to say, as one must depend on the published accounts for information. It is to be expected, however, that when an army stays in one place for any considerable length of time, the opportunities for inspection of the wells back of the first line are much greater than when there is a more or less rapid advance with open fighting. According to Tournade" the French depend upon the bacteriological laboratories of the army corps and upon the portable...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625676
  • 9781236625670