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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.

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

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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.

Keywords: WWI army medical department, army medical department, army medical department before WWII, Army Medical Department

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GPO Stock Number:
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9780160839702
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Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History
Author:
Gillett, Mary C.
Year/Pages:
2009: 664 p.; ill.
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Key Phrases:
CMH 30 10 1
Army Historical Series
Military History
Army History
Medicine, Military
United States Army Medical Department History, 20th century
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Item Available Date:
11/23/2009
Last Status Update:
10/28/2016

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