This is the first of fifteen proposed volumes covering the activities of the Surgeon-General's office during the World War. The purpose of this history is twofold: (1) a record of the accomplishments of the Medical Department from an administration standpoint, and (2) a presentation of the various diseases and injuries incident to the War.
This volume is devoted to the administrative function of the Surgeon-General's office.
The first chapter presents a very interesting review of the evolution of the Medical Department in war, beginning with biblical times.
The organization and duties of the various divisions in the Surgeon-General's office is discussed in detail, one chapter being devoted to each of the twentysix divisions.
The last 700 pages contain the War Department general orders, bulletins, circulars and special regulations.
This volume does not contain much information that is of special interest to the physician in civil life, but it is a