Medical Notes in Parliament

1898 BMJ (Clinical Research Edition)  
on Friday night, and some very satisfactory announcements were elicited. The debate came on much earlier than was expected, but nevertheless Dr. Farquharson, who was happily present, made good use of the opportunity, and, as an old army medical officer, laid down clearly the minimum of reform which would induce men to join the service. The Financial Secretary to the War Office, in replying, stated that the Secretary of State was willing to institute an army medical corps, and give the medical
more » ... give the medical officers substantive rank in the corps from that of lieutenant up to that of colonel. It was not quite clear what will become of the higher title of surgeonmajor-general. Sir William Priestley also pressed the claims of the medical officers, and especially dwelt upon the hostile attitude of many combatant officers in high position. Mr. Brodrick afterwards eonfirmed the announcement about the army medical corps, and, moreover, promised consideration for the suggestion made by Captain Norton that the Director-General's tenure of office should be limited to five instead of seven years as at present, and so be brought into line with
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