Memoir of Jonathan Letterman ... (Google eBook)

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Press of G.P. Putnam's sons, 1883 - United States - 38 pages
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Page 1 - ... who can but pity the founder of the pyramids ? Herostratus lives that burnt the temple of Diana; he is almost lost that built it: time hath spared the epitaph of Adrian's horse, confounded that of himself. In vain we compute our felicities by the advantage of our good names, since bad have...
Page 31 - ... will be permitted to take or accompany sick or wounded men to the rear, either on the march or upon the field of battle.
Page 29 - That the second lieutenant shall have command of the portion of the ambulance corps for a brigade, and shall be under the immediate orders of the first lieutenant, and he shall exercise a careful supervision over the sergeants and privates assigned to the portion of the ambulance corps for his brigade; and it shall be the duty of the sergeants to conduct the drills and inspections...
Page 28 - It shall be his duty to institute a drill in his corps, instructing his men in the most easy and expeditious manner of moving the sick and wounded, and to require in all cases that the sick and wounded shall be treated with gentleness and care...
Page 24 - ... tribute to many, long my zealous and efficient colleagues, who, in days of trial and danger, which have passed, let us hope never to return, evinced their devotion to their country and to the cause of humanity, without hope of promotion or expectation of reward.
Page 29 - He will make a personal inspection, at least once a month, of every thing pertaining to the Ambulance Corps, a report of which will be made to the Medical Director of the Corps, who will transmit a copy to the Medical Director of this Army. This inspection will be minute and made with care, and will not supersede the constant supervision which he must at all times exercise over his corps. He will also make a weekly report, according to the prescribed form, to the same officer, who will forward a...
Page 28 - ... and see that they are at all times in readiness for service ; that the officers and men of the ambulance corps...
Page 5 - Words introduced, either into quoted passages of the text or into their translations, to fill up ellipses, are put in brackets. 3>er erfte This and the two following pieces are taken from the ÍJSarabetn,
Page 11 - During the engagements of the J-3th, the ambulances being guided and governed with perfect control and with a precision rare even in military organizations, the wounded were brought without any delay or confusion to the hospitals of their respective divisions. Not a single item provided for the organization of the Field Hospitals suffered the slightest derangement, and the celerity with which the wounded were treated, and the system pervading the whole Medical Department, from the stations in the...
Page 37 - The remaining Medical officers of the division, except one to each regiment, will be ordered to the hospitals to act as dressers and assistants generally. Those who follow the regiments to the field will establish themselves, each one at a temporary depot, at such a distance or situation in the rear of his regiment as will insure safety to the wounded, where they will give such aid as is immediately required ; and they are here reminded that, whilst no personal consideration should interfere with...

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