A Complete Handbook for the Sanitary Troops of the U. S. Army and Navy, and National Guard and Naval Militia

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Page 15 - The personnel charged exclusively with the removal, transportation, and treatment of the sick and wounded, as well as with the administration of sanitary formations and establishments, and the chaplains attached to armies, shall be respected and protected under all circumstances. If they fall into the hands of the enemy they shall not be considered as prisoners of war.
Page 259 - A ration is the allowance for the subsistence of one person for one day. The garrison ration is intended for troops in garrison, and, in time of peace, for troops in maneuver camps...
Page 261 - The field ration is the ration prescribed in orders by the commander of the field forces. It consists of the reserve ration in whole or in part, supplemented by articles of food requisitioned or purchased locally, or shipped from the rear, provided such supplements or substitutes correspond generally with the component articles or substitutive equivalents of the garrison ration.
Page 14 - The personnel protected in virtue of the first paragraph of article 9, and articles 10 and 11, will wear attached to the left arm a brassard bearing a red cross on a white ground, which will be issued and stamped by competent military authority, and accompanied by a certificate of identity in the case of persons attached to the sanitary service of armies who do not have military uniform.
Page 386 - Horses must be watered quietly and without confusion ; the manner in which this duty is performed is a good test of the discipline of a mounted command.
Page 132 - ... 6. Continue artificial respiration without interruption until natural breathing is restored, if necessary, four hours or longer, or until a physician declares the patient is dead. 7. As soon as this artificial respiration has been started and while it is being continued, an assistant should loosen any tight clothing about the patient's neck, chest or waist.
Page 354 - 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 385 - Take the currycomb in the right hand, fingers over back of comb ; begin on the near side at the upper part of the neck, thence proceed to the chest, arms, shoulders, back, belly, flank, loins, and croup in the order named.
Page 388 - Horses require gentle treatment. Docile but bold horses are apt to retaliate upon those who abuse them, while persistent kindness often reclaims vicious animals. Before entering a horse's stall and when coming up behind him, speak to him gently, then approach quietly. Never kick, strike about the head, or otherwise abuse a horse.
Page 372 - If he is wet, put him under shelter, not in a draft, and rub him with a wisp until dry. Never feed grain to a horse when heated. Hay will not hurt a horse however heated he may be.

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