An Epitome of Tripler's Manual and other publications on the examination of recruits

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Ballantyne, 1890 - 70 pages
 

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Page 8 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm ) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page 53 - Permanent flexion or extension of one or more fingers, as well as irremediable loss of motion of these parts, if sufficient to interfere with proper execution of duties.
Page 36 - ... epitomes, orders, and circulars, contains all the above with this addition : " All men enlisted for the artillery arm of the service at a military post, or assigned to that arm from a depot, shall, before such enlistment or assignment, besides undergoing the ordinary examination, be examined specially with a view to establishing the fact of the patency of the Eustachian tubes and the integrity of the tympanic membranes, in default of which the men are unfit for that arm. In time of war deafness...
Page 8 - These rules and articles shall be read to every enlisted man at the time of, or within six days after, his enlistment, and he shall thereupon take an oath or affirmation...
Page 11 - UA tolerably just proportion between the different parts of the truuk and members ; a well-shaped head, thick hair, a countenance expressive of health, with a lively eye ; skin not too White, lips red, teeth white and in good condition ; voice strong, skin firm, chest well formed, belly lank, parts of generation well developed, limbs muscular, feet arched and of a moderate length ; hands large. The gait should be sprightly and springy, speech prompt and clear, and manner cheerful. All lank, slight,...
Page 11 - ... 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 or other disorder that may unfit him for military service...
Page 36 - ... In testing the hearing of the applicant advantage should be taken of the absence of other sounds to make the examination. Medical officers should remember that the applicant may be totally deaf in one ear and yet may hear all ordinary conversation perfectly if the sound ear is not completely closed. Deafness may be caused by an accumulation of hardened wax, therefore an otherwise desirable recruit should have his ears well cleaned before final action is taken in his case.
Page 42 - If several of the teeth are decayed, especially about the crown, it is probable that before the expiration of an enlistment they will be so far destroyed as to render mastication imperfect ; hence, men who have lost the front teeth from decay and have many unsound back teeth should be rejected. The loss of the front teeth through accident is not cause for rejection, provided a sufficient number of the back teeth are sound. Unless an applicant has at least four sound double teeth, one above and one...
Page 59 - ... connected with joints or any part of bones; effusions into joints; badly united or nonunited fractures; defective or excessive curvature of the long bones ; rickets; caries; necrosis...
Page 11 - ... .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...

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