A Manual of military surgery

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J. B. Lippincott, 1861 - 186 pages
 

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Contents

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Page 183 - ... examined and approved by an army medical board, to consist of not less than three surgeons or assistant surgeons, who shall be designated for that purpose by the Secretary of War ; and no person shall receive the appointment of surgeon in the Army of the United States, unless he shall have served at least five years as an assistant surgeon, and unless, also, he shall have been examined by an army medical board constituted as aforesaid.
Page 183 - Act, no person shall receive the appointment of Assistant Surgeon in the Army of the United States, unless he shall have been examined and approved by an Army Medical Board, to consist of not less than three Surgeons or Assistant Surgeons, who shall be designated for that purpose by the Secretary of War...
Page 37 - Escharotics: — nitric acid, acid nitrate of mercury, (Bennett's formula,) and Vienna paste. 2d. The surgical armamentarium should also be as simple as possible. It should embrace a small pocket case, with a screw catheter; a full amputating case, with at least three tourniquets, two saws of different sizes, and several large bone-nippers; and, lastly, a trephining case. Several silver catheters of different sizes, a stomach pump, small and large syringes, feeding-cups and bed-pans should also be...
Page 5 - Preface.] The sole object which prompts me to publish this little book is an ardent desire to be useful to the young physicians who have so hurriedly entered the volunteer service, perhaps not always with a full knowledge of the weighty responsibilities of their position. It treats, very succinctly, of various matters not generally discussed, except in large and ponderous volumes, inaccessible in the camp and on the battle-field. It is essentially a book for emergencies; portable, easy of reference,...
Page 183 - Surgeon, and unless, also, he shall have been examined by an Army Medical Board, constituted as aforesaid. Boards of Medical Examiners are convened at such times as the wants of the service render it necessary, when selections are made by the Secretary of War of the number of applicants to be examined for appointment of Assistant Surgeon.
Page 184 - Board will report the respective merits of the candidates in the several branches of the examination, and their relative merit from the whole ; agreeably whereto, if vacancies happen within two years thereafter, they will receive appointments and take rank in the Medical Corps. An applicant failing at one examination, may be allowed a second, after two years ; but never a third. Applications must be addressed to the Secretary of War ; must state the residence of the applicant, and the date and place...
Page 184 - ... vacancies exist within two years thereafter, they will receive appointments and take rank in the Medical Corps. An applicant failing at one examination, may be allowed a second after one year, but not a third. No allowance will be made for the...
Page 102 - A round shot, passing in ricochet, struck the scale from an officer's shoulder, and merely grazed his head as it ascended. The result was instant death. The skull was so completely mashed that the fragments rattled under the scalp like so many marbles in a bag. The brain was not examined. The amount of depression in this form of fracture is variable, depending upon the size and force of the missile and the brittleness and thickness of the skull. Occasionally it is extremely slight...
Page 184 - Board will deviate from this general plan whenever necessary, in such manner as they deem best to secure the interests of the service. The Board will report the merits of the candidates in the several branches of the examination, and their relative merit in the whole, according to which, if vacancies exist within two years thereafter, the approved candidates will receive appointments and take rank in the Medical Corps.
Page 184 - They must also be accompanied (references will receive no attention) by respectable testimonials of his possessing the moral and physical qualifications requisite for filling creditably the responsible station, and for performing ably the arduous and active duties of an officer of the Medical Staff. No allowance is made for the expenses of persons undergoing these examinations, as they are indispensable prerequisites to appointment ; but those who are approved and receive appointments, will be entitled...

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