The Epizoötic of Foot and Mouth Disease
Boston Medical and Surgical Journal
was located in a frame building at one of the piers and the ambulance party so divided as to render effective aid to the different companies. Members of the hospital corps and stretcher bearers were highly commended in orders for efficiency and courage under fire. During the year ended June 30, 1914, twentyeight medical officers were admitted to the corps and ten were lost by death, retirement and resignation, leaving the total strength at 311 with 36 vacancies. The services of officers of the
... of officers of the medical reserve corps were utilized at recruiting stations and on several ships. There are thirteen vacancies in the navy dental corps, which has proved itself of great value. The hospital corps consist of twenty-four pharmacists, 285 hospital stewards, and 1128 hospital apprentices, a total of 1437. Even this number, however, is inadequate properly to man the hospitals, ships and stations of the service even in times of peace. A hospital corps training school has recently been established at Newport, R. I., to teach newly enlisted apprentices. During the year, 43 nurses have been appointed to the naval nurse corps and 38 have left the corps. At Guam and Samoa gratifying progress has been made in the instruction of native women and nurses. The medical department of the United States Navy seems, therefore, in a creditable state of efficiency and preparation to meet the demands of a peace footing. Whether it would be able, without greater appropriations, to extend its activities rapidly and adequately in the event of war is a question involved in the entire problem of our general national status of naval efficiency. THE EPIZO\l=O"\TIC OF FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE On Monday of last week, Nov. 30, certain counties of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa were, by order of the United States Department of Agriculture, freed from some of the restrictions of the federal livestock quarantine for foot and mouth disease.