Sanitary Institutions During the Austro-Prussian-Italian Conflict: Conferences of the International Societies of Relief for Wounded Soldiers. Anessay on Ambulance Wagons. Universal Exhibition Rewards and Letters. Catalogue of the Authors Sanitary Colletion

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S. Rašon and ce., 1868 - Austro-Italian War, 1866 - 237 pages
 

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Page 18 - ... that by studying these organizations in belligerent countries, and comparing them with similar institutions which I had investigated in America and elsewhere, some useful information might be obtained. By repairing to the theatre of events in order to better examine the questions which had occurred to me, I considered that I was fulfilling a duty, the more so because before the war their majesties the King and Queen of Prussia had repeatedly expressed to me their unqualified sympathy with the...
Page 84 - SOCIETIES IN SAXONY AND SOUTHERN GERMANY. In Saxony, at the first news of the engagements that had taken place in Bohemia, several relief societies were voluntarily organized at Dresden, Leipzig, Chemnitz, and Ziltau. The women especially distinguished themselves by their eagerness in preparing lint, and placing at the disposal of the different committees which they had instituted, linen, refreshments, and provisions. When the trains of wounded arrived at Dresden, such a number of women presented...
Page 45 - Yet that was, so to speak, only the first trial made by the institution oi its forces. From that moment it became conscious of what it could realize, and when graver and more decisive events occurred to astonish Germany and Europe, almost immediately after the combat of Langensalza, the Prussian Society proved in a splendid manner the great services a work based upon the free co-operation of a united people can render in such solemn moments. The Prussian troops had penetrated into Bohemia by the...
Page 40 - ... towels, 100 pairs of socks, lint, slippers, wadding, drawers, surgical instruments, chocolate, and a host of other things destined to relieve or revive the wounded. We see that the committee had shown itself provident, and was ready at the first appeal to fulfil its duty, nobly and worthily. One of its members accompanied the expedition, as also eight physicians, and several male and female volunteer nurses, among whom were six deaconesses of the Institution of Protestant Sisters.
Page 95 - They fulfilled,'' says the work we have cited, " their arduous duties to the full satisfaction of the physicians and the wounded, and succeeded in conquering the distrust which they encountered at their arrival. Some of them belonged to the highest classes of society. Besides the services which they rendered, their excellent influence, full of gentleness, the order which they knew how to organize in the small hospitals committed to their care, and the consolation which they infused into the...
Page 20 - ... under different circumstances? Such were the questions which presented themselves to my consideration ; such was the problem I proposed to investigate. One of the first things that struck me when I entered upon the territory where important events were taking place, was the presence of a large number of volunteer hospital attendants at most of the railway stations. They wore upon the arm the badge of the international society, the red cross upon a white ground. They were there awaiting each convoy,...
Page 19 - America had rendered such great services to humanity. The following is the manner in which the King expresses himself in an autograph letter : "BADEN, October 13, 1865. "Accept the assurance of the great interest derived from the work which you have transmitted me through the agency of the Queen. She has conveyed to you in my name the token of esteem which I destined for you on account of your important medical researches ; but I wish by these lines to state the purpose which honors them ; the alleviation...
Page 123 - ... possible at the present time the organization of the international relief societies which were in operation during the recent events in Germany and Italy, mentioning conspicuously the special services they have rendered. I have expressed unhesitatingly on more than one occasion the unfeigned admiration I felt at the sight of the devotion of volunteer physicians and nurses, the good will of sovereigns, and the intelligence and activity of the committees placed at the head of these associations....
Page 181 - ... compartments are adapted to carrying medicines in bulk, in parcels, and in bottles; the system of packing being such as to secure the latter against fracture, in certain instances by the employment of springs, in others by the employment of columns of compressible air, obtained by a simple device. A set of hand litters is carried, as also a strong amputating table. 3. An ambulance kitchen, invented by Mr. Pinner, of New York. The special purpose of this kitchen is to furnish soldiers, particularly...
Page 60 - Pardnbitz, for example, is a railway station on the line leading from Dresden to Vienna, and forms a point of junction for several branch roads. From eight to ten thousand men were in garrison there, and toward the end of July the military hospitals of the place were crowded with cholera patients. At this important point the society had established a principal depot, which was able to supply the hospitals with every thing necessary for their sick and wounded, and with all the food suitable for convalescents.

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