Dr. Eichberg

Wm. H. Taylor
1898 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
the Hospital Corps were better understood there would be fewer applications for this service on the part of profes¬ sional men. The general impression prevails that the duties of the members of the Hospital Corps are less onerous than those of the private eoldier of the line. It is difficult to conceive how such an idea could have originated. It is also understood that the non-combatant soldier is exposed to less risk of life than his comrade of the line, when the fact is ap¬ parent that in
more » ... parent that in addition to the ordinary dangers incident to warfare, he is more exposed to the greatest source of dangerdisease. The nursing in the field hospital is done exclusively by the Hospital Corps men, and involves much loss of sleep and constant care and attention. The transportation of sick and wounded is a task requiring good judgment, promptitude and care. A combination of firmness and gentleness, thoughtfulness of action and a determination to perform duty regard¬ less of rest and comfort, is an essential element of success in
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