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Hints on the Medical Examination of Recruits for the Army: And on the ...
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Page 18 - ... .In passing a recruit the medical officer is to examine him stripped ; to see that he has free use of all his limbs ; that his chest is ample ; that his hearing, vision, and speech are perfect ; that he has no tumors, or ulcerated or extensively cicatrized legs ; no rupture or chronic cutaneous affection ; that he has not received any contusion, or wound of the head, that may impair his faculties ; that he is not a drunkard ; is not subject to convulsions ; and has no infectious disorder, nor...
Page 67 - Chronic cutaneous affections, especially of the scalp, or any disorder of an infectious character. 3. Severe injuries of the bones of the head ; convulsions. 4. Impaired vision, from whatever cause ; inflammatory affections of the eye-lids ; immobility, or irregularity of the iris ; fistula lachrymalis, etc., etc.
Page 197 - I have carefully examined the abovenamed volunteer, agreeably to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.
Page 30 - The external characters of a sound constitution and efficient limbs may be briefly stated, viz. a tolerably just proportion between the trunk and different members of the body, a countenance expressive of health, with a lively eye — skin firm and elastic — lips red — teeth in good condition — voice strong — chest capacious and well formed — belly lank — limbs muscular — feet arched and of a moderate length — hands rather large than small.
Page 67 - Impaired or inadequate efficiency of one or both of the superior extremities on account of fractures, especially of the clavicle, contraction of a joint, extenuation, deformity, etc., etc.
Page 67 - Impaired, or inadequate efficiency of one or both of the inferior extremities on account of varicose veins, fractures, malformation (flat feet, etc.), lameness, contraction, unequal length, bunions, overlying or supernumerary...
Page 197 - I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer, , previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the regulations which govern the recruiting service.
Page 191 - The dread of conscription is painfully illustrated in the number of the maimed you meet everywhere. At least two-thirds of the male population of Egypt have deprived themselves of the right eye, or of the fore-finger of the right hand. There are even professional persons, who go about to poison the eye, which they do with verdigris, or sew it up altogether. Our equipment consisted of twelve men ; of these only ten were liable to conscription, and seven of them were either one-eyed or fore-fingerless.
Page 59 - ... varicocele ; all severe affections of the scrotum, testicles, or spermatic cords, known to be incurable. 17. Ulcerated hemorrhoids; incurable fistula in ano ; periodical and incurable hemorrhoidal flux ; habitual and chronic flux of blood from the intestines ; habitual incontinence of feces ; habitual prolapsus ani. These ought to be stated by able health officers, who have for a length of time treated and observed the patient ; and a provisional dispensation is only to be given, until their...