Manual for the Medical Department, United States Army

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896

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Page 65 - ART. VIII. The details of execution of the present convention shall be regulated by the commanders-in-chief of belligerent armies, according to the instructions of their respective governments, and in conformity with the general principles laid down in this convention.
Page 33 - Quicklime is also a valuable disinfectant, and may be substituted for the more expensive chloride of lime for disinfection of typhoid and cholera excreta, etc. For this purpose freshly prepared milk of lime should be used, containing about 1 part, by weight, of hydrate of lime to 8 of water.
Page 11 - States, of medical officers who have not yet passed their examinations for promotion to a majority, and, so far as may be practicable, in the order of their seniority. These details will be made for one year only, in order that as many medical officers as possible may be enabled to avail themselves of the opportunities thus...
Page 64 - The persons designated in the preceding article may, even after occupation by the enemy, continue to fulfill their duties in the hospital or ambulance which they serve, or may withdraw in order to rejoin the corps to which they belong. Under such circumstances, when these persons shall cease from their functions, they shall be delivered by the occupying army to the outposts of the enemy.
Page 64 - As the equipment of military hospitals remains subject to the laws of war, persons attached to such hospitals cannot, in withdrawing, carry away any articles but such as are their private property. Under the same circumstances an ambulance shall, on the contrary, retain its equipment.
Page 65 - VII. A distinctive and uniform flag shall be adopted for hospitals, ambulances and evacuations. It must, on every occasion, be accompanied by the national flag. An arm-badge (brassard) shall also be allowed for individuals neutralized, but the delivery thereof shall be left to military authority. The flag and the arm-badge shall bear a red cross on a white ground.
Page 65 - Under the same circumstances an ambulance shall, on the contrary, retain its' equipment. ARTICLE V Inhabitants of the country who may bring help to the wounded shall be respected, and shall remain free. The generals of the belligerent Powers shall make it their care to inform the inhabitants of the appeal addressed to their humanity, and of the neutrality which will be the consequence of it. Any wounded man entertained and taken care of in a house shall be considered as a protection thereto. Any...
Page 67 - ... of the vessel having been visited by an enemy's cruiser, renders the sick and wounded incapable of serving during the continuance of the war. The cruiser shall even have the right of putting on board an officer in order to accompany the convoy, and thus verify the good faith of the operation. If the merchant ship also carries a cargo, her neutrality will still protect it, provided that such cargo is not of a nature to be confiscated by the belligerents.
Page 53 - A tolerably just proportion between the different parts of the trunk 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 moderate length ; hands large.
Page 32 - A solution containing 4 per cent of good chloride of lime, or 5 per cent of carbolic acid, is suitable for disinfecting the excreta of patients with cholera or typhoid fever, or the sputa of patients suffering from diphtheria, scarlet fever, or tuberculosis. The floors, furniture, etc. , in rooms occupied by patients suffering from an infectious disease may be washed with a 2 per cent solution of carbolic acid, or with a solution of mercuric chloride of 1-1000.

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