MEDICAL CORPS IN SERVICE OF NATION

Medical Corps In Service Of Nation THERE is one branch of the Army service for which selected men taken from civil life are already prepared. > Our great surgeons and our distinguished medical and...

...and in so large an army as ours has grown to be, those under medical care must always be a considerable number...
...They can at once apply their experience in the health administration of cities and in the carrying on of important hospitals to the care and control of infectious diseases, and to tho general and individual maintenance of physical stamina, among the troops...
...Great work has been done by men like Dr...
...Many of these men are known not only throughout the United States, but among the leaders of their profession in all European countries...
...There is no future in the army for them, and when the war is over, they must try to re-establish themselves and this will in many cases be difficult...
...This is the one part of our Army that is already highly trained and proficient in its specialty, and not surpassed...
...Charles H. Mayo in assisting Surgeon-General Gorgas to build up the immense Medical Reserve Corps.óReview of Reviews...
...From having only four or five hundred Army surgeons not so long ago, we have expanded the service to a force of almost 20,000, of whom more than 15,000 a few weeks ago were officers on active duty...
...Some of them are teaching the surgeons of England and France many new and improved methods...
...On being told by a fellow soldier that he would be foolish to pay on so much when he was likely to be shot in the trenches, he replied: "Huh...
...One does not like to estima'3 how many of these men the Army Medical Department may soon have to accept...
...You all don't spose Uncle Sam is gwine to put a $10,000 man in the first line trenches, do you...
...A colored recruit said he intended to take out the full limit of Government insurance, $10,-000...
...Moreover, during periods of illness and treatment the doctors are in command of the sick and wounded...
...Our great surgeons and our distinguished medical and health authorities on entering the Army find themselves working in their own professional sphere...
...Franklin H. Martin and Dr...
...A PROTECTIVE POLICY...
...I reckon I knows what I'se doin...
...What we do know is that this branch of the military service is going to spare no effort to heal the sick and restore the wounded...
...Besides the active medical officers, who will soon number more than 20,000, there are in the medical department already more than 40,000 nurses and aids, and 200,000 enlisted men...
...They have not entered the Army to engage in a new profession, but to employ knowledge and skill along the lines of their lifd work...
...Boston Transcri...
...These include many hundreds of the most capable an.l distinguished surgeons and practitioners of the country...
...Most of these thousands Of doctors are making personal sacrifices in leaving their homes and professional business, and accepting the small pay the Government provides...

Vol. 10 • May 1918 • No. 5


 
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