Report of the Surgeon-General, United States Army, to the Secretary of War

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Page 201 - ... make sanitary investigations and inquiries respecting the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics ; the causes of mortality, and the effects of localities, employments, conditions, ingesta, habits, and circumstances on the health of the people.
Page 245 - And Regimental and all other Medical officers serving with volunteer troops in the field or elsewhere shall keep a daily record of all soldiers reported sick, or wounded, as shown by the morning calls or reports, and shall deposit such reports with other reports provided for in this section with the Record and Pension Office as provided herein, for other reports, returns, and muster rolls.
Page 210 - Said board may, from time to time, engage suitable persons to render sanitary service or to make or supervise practical and scientific investigations and examinations requiring expert skill and to prepare plans and reports relative thereto.
Page 160 - In decidedly malarious localities from 3 to 5 grains of quinine may be taken in the early morning as a prophylactic, but the taking of quinine as a routine practice should only be recommended under exceptional circumstances. "Light woolen underclothing should be worn, and when a soldier's clothing or bedding becomes damp from exposure to rain or heavy dews the first opportunity should be taken to dry it in the sun or by fires.
Page 111 - It shall be lawful for the board of health, through its president, to make and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be from time to time necessary for the government and control of the lepers placed under...
Page 204 - ... as its by-laws or rules may provide) from all public dispensaries, hospitals, asylums, infirmaries, prisons, and schools, and from the managers, principals, and officers thereof; and from all other public institutions...
Page 160 - Sinks should be dug before a camp is occupied, or as soon after as practicable. The surface of fecal matter should be covered with fresh earth or quicklime or ashes three times a day. New sinks should be dug and old ones filled when contents of old ones are two feet from surface of ground. Every man should be punished who fails to make use of the sinks. All kitchen refuse should be promptly buried and perfect sanitary police maintained. Troops should drink only boiled or filtered water and coffee...
Page 205 - January 27, 1899. I. The inhabitants of this island must be protected from smallpox. Every resident who has not had this disease will be vaccinated, and hereafter all infants must be vaccinated before reaching the age of six months. II. The chief surgeon of the department is charged with the duty of providing the material and carrying out the details necessary in the work of vaccination. III. The following-named...
Page 111 - ... for the isolation and confinement of lepers without the written permission of the president of the board or some officer authorized thereto by the board of health, under any circumstances whatever; and any person found upon such land, place, or inclosure without a written permission shall, upon conviction thereof before any...
Page 12 - ... binderies shall be appointed by the Public Printer, and be carried on his pay roll the same as employees in the main office, and shall be responsible to him: Provided, That the terms of this act shall not apply to the office in the Weather Bureau, or to so much of the printing as is necessary to expedite the work of the Record and Pension Division of the War Department, nor to the printing office now in operation in the Census Office; but the Public Printer, with the approval of the Joint Committee...

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