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Notes on Military Hygiene for Officers of the Line
A Syllabus of Lectures Formerly Delivered at the U.S. Infantry and Cavalry School


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  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069823

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  • For those engaged in military conflict at the end of the nineteenth century, infection and disease were still as formidable enemies as the guns of an opposing army. Yet advances in sanitary science and understanding continued to help officers keep their troops in optimal fighting condition. After serving as an assistant surgeon for the Union Army during the American Civil War, Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1837–1921) began to publish on the topics of hygiene and sanitation, and how they related to military effectiveness. Arguably his most important publication, the present work was based on lectures he delivered at the US Infantry and Cavalry School. It covers such varied topics as the selection of men, uniform design, and the management of waste. First published in 1890, it was recommended as a textbook by the surgeon general of the time. Reissued here is the revised third edition, which appeared in 1904.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069823
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prefatory note
    Note to the third edition
    1. Selection of soldiers
    2. Military clothing
    3. Food
    4. Habitations
    5. Camps and marches
    6. Sewers and waste
    7. Water
    8. Preventable diseases
    9. Care of troops in the field
    10. Addenda
    Books of reference

  • Author

    Alfred A. Woodhull

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