Manual of the medical officer of the army of the United States: Recruiting and the inspection of recruits, Part 1

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Wrightson & Company, printers, 1858 - 117 pages

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Page 8 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and Articles of War.
Page 8 - ... take and subscribe the following oath or affirmation: "I, AB, do solemnly...
Page 8 - I will bear true faith and allegiance to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Page 15 - ... .In passing a recruit the medical officer is to examine him stripped ; to see that he has free use of all his limbs ; that his chest is ample ; that his hearing, vision, and speech are perfect ; that he has no tumors, or ulcerated or extensively cicatrized legs ; no rupture or chronic cutaneous affection ; that he has not received any contusion, or wound of the head, that may impair his faculties ; that he is not a drunkard ; is not subject to convulsions ; and has no infectious disorder, nor...
Page 83 - Lehmann. tity of the urine, so as to form an exceedingly thin layer, and carefully allow a drop or two of nitric acid to fall upon it. An immediate play of colors...
Page 99 - The great toe crossing the other toes with great prominence of the articulation of the metatarsal bone and first phalanx of the great toe. 47. Overriding or superposition of all the toes. 48. Permanent retraction of the last phalanx of one of the toes, so that the free border of the nail bears upon the ground ; or flexion at a right. angle of the first phalanx of a toe upon a second, with anchylosis of the articulation.
Page 20 - Should no material defect be discovered during this survey, the examination may go on. The Recruit is then to perform in imitation of the Hospital Sergeant the following evolutions : To extend the arms at right angles with the trunk of the body — then to touch the shoulders with the fingers — next to place the backs of the hands together above the head ; in this position let him cough, while at the same time the Examiner's hand is applied to the rings of the external oblique muscles. Let the...
Page 98 - Club-feet, splay feet, where the arch is so far effaced that the tuberosity of the scaphoid bone touches the ground, and the line of station runs along the whole internal border of the foot, with great prominence of the inner ankle ; but ordinary large, ill-shaped, or flat feet, do not exempt. 50. Varicose veins of inferior extremities, if large and numerous, having clusters of knots, and accompanied with chronic swellings or ulcerations.
Page 115 - The followingp"rinted form is to be furnished upon which the observations of the inspecting surgeon are to be recorded as they are made. Recruit AB Age Years, Occupation, Born in Presented by 1. Have you ever been sick? When and of what diseases ? 2. Have you any disease now? (Such as diarrhoea, cough, and the like.) 3. Have you ever had fits ? 4. Have you ever received an injury or wound upon the head? 5. Have you ever had a fracture, a dislocation, or a sprain ? 6. Are you in the habit of drinking...
Page 59 - Harelip, simple, double, or complicated; loss of the whole or a considerable part of either lip; unsightly mutilation of the lips from wounds, burns, or disease; loss of the whole or part of either maxilla; ununited fractures; ankylosis; deformities of either jaw interfering with mastication or speech; loss of certain teeth; cancerous or erectile tumors; hypertrophy or atrophy of the tongue; mutilation of the tongue...

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