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The Army Medical Department, 1917-1941 (Paperback)

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The Army Medical Department, 1917-1941 (Paperback)
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CMH 30-10-1. Army Historical Series. Describes the struggle of an unprepared department to meet the demands of World War 1. Follows postwar efforts to meet the needs of a peacetime Army during nearly two decades of continental isolationism and budgetary neglect. Covers the brief period of growing awareness of America's probable involvement in World War II and the intensive preparation efforts that ensued.

Contains charts, maps, and many illustrations.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

FOREWORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xvii

THE AUTHOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xviii

PREFACE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xix

PROLOGUE: THE POSSIBILITY OF WAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Chapter

1. THE DAY HAS COME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

 The First Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

 The Surgeon General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Organizing the Surgeon General’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

 Base Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

 Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

 Preparing To Prevent Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

 Preparing for Gas Warfare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

 The Yanks Are Coming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

2. ORGANIZATIONAL TURMOIL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

 Surgeon General’s Role . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

 Personnel Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

 Division of Sanitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

 Finance and Supply and Administrative Divisions . . . . . . . . . . .55

 Museum and Library Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

 Hospital Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

 Division of Special Hospitals and Physical Reconstruction . . . . . . 64

 Professional Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65

 Division of Roentgenology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

 Division of Gas Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

 Division of Food and Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73

 Air Service Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74

3. TRAINING FOR WAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Medical Officers Training Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

 Training Camp Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

 Specialty Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

 Army Medical School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

 Other Special Schools and Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98

 Focus on Flight Surgeons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109

4. MOBILIZATION CAMPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

 Preparatory Stage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113

 Camp Medical Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

 Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128

 Medical Screening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

 Medical Personnel Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140

5. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES ON THE RISE . . . . . . . . . . . . .145

 Preventive Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

 Hospitalization and Treatment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .157

The Influenza Epidemic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163

6. EMBARKATION CHALLENGES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173

 Organizing the System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174

 New York City Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175

 Newport News Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

 On the Transports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206

7. THEATER CHIEF SURGEON’S OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

 Command and Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216

 The Promotion Dilemma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .224

 Gas Warfare Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .227

 Hospitalization Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

 Personnel Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229

 Sanitation Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235

 Division of Laboratories and Infectious Diseases . . . . . . . . . . . 237

 Supply Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244

 Records and Correspondence Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247

 Veterinary Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .247

8. SERVICES OF SUPPLY MEDICAL ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . .251

 Managing Port Congestion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252

 Establishing Hospitals and Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260

 Organizing Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266

 Educating Medical Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270

9. ZONE OF THE ARMIES MEDICAL ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . 279

 Divisional Medical Organization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .280

 Advance Section Training Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291

 Trench Warfare Lessons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292

 Poison Gas Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .304

10. ON THE EVE OF NEW BATTLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309

 Organizational Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309

 St. Mihiel Medical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .318

 Meuse-Argonne Medical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327

11. MEDICAL BURDENS OF HARD FIGHTING . . . . . . . . . . . . .349

 Hospitalization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349

 Evacuation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363

 Health of Aviators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

 Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .369

 Field Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371

 Preventive Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373

12. CHALLENGES IN OTHER THEATERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381

 In North Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381

 In Siberia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .390

 In Germany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396

 In Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 408

In the Caribbean and the Pacific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415

13. GOING HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417

 The Demobilization Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417

 Transporting the Disabled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429

 The Hospital System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 434

 Specialized Care and Reconstruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .442

14. THE PEACETIME FORM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457

 Impact of New Legislation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457

 The Surgeon General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .460

The Surgeon General’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462

 Personnel Shortages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 470

 Promotion, Rank, and Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .477

 Medical Reserve Corps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .480

15. THE PEACETIME FUNCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483

 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .483

 Care of the Sick and Wounded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .492

 Aviation Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 496

 Preventive Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 499

 Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503

 In Retrospect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 504

16. THE DISCOURAGING DOLDRUMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .507

 The Surgeons General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507

The Surgeon General’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509

 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .511

 Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .515

 Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 516

 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518

 Air Corps Medical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .523

 Administering the CCC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .526

 The Overseas Possessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530

 The State of Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531

17. THE DRIFT TOWARD WAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .535

 The Army Mobilizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 535

 The SGO Reorganizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 536

 Departmental Expansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .540

 Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .544

 Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .549

 Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .555

 Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556

 Air Corps Medical Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .559

 Preventive Medicine Surge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .563

EPILOGUE: THE DEPARTMENT IN RETROSPECT . . . . . . . . . . .571

BIBLIOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .621

INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 623

Audience

Military members, Veterans, especially members of the Army and members working in the military medical field, as well as anyone with an interest in military history and World Wars I and II would enjoy this publication.

Product Details

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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
  • Gillett, Mary C.
Year/Pages:
2009: 664 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • CMH 30 10 1
  • Army Historical Series
  • Military History
  • Army History
  • Medicine, Military
  • United States Army Medical Department History, 20th century
Weight:
3.625
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Cover:
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Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
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Item available Date:
09/22/2009
Last Status Update:
10/28/2016
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