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Excerpt from Records of the Association of Acting Assistant Surgeons: Of the United States Army, A. D. 1891These records of the Association of Acting Assistant Surgeons of the United States Army have been collected for publication as a memorial ofMoreExcerpt from Records of the Association of Acting Assistant Surgeons: Of the United States Army, A. D. 1891These records of the Association of Acting Assistant Surgeons of the United States Army have been collected for publication as a memorial of some of the worthy members of the Medical profession who have borne the burden and heat of the day. They are published not in the spirit of boasting, but as a deserving monument of honorable professional standing and faithful military service. Most eloquently they answer any imputation of inferiority in professional attainment, and surely no fair minded member of the general profession of medicine can hesitate after reading them to manfully confess that these men deserved better treatment. As a matter of fact the army medical department must acknowledge that great injustice has been done to worthy medical men in forcing acting assistant surgeons to endure humiliations which have never been lessened, but which on the other hand are so grievously wrong that it is indeed a wonder that such men have been willing to serve at all.Among military men with such hearts as Custers, the acting assistant surgeon was always welcome and honorably treated, and among many of the regular army surgeons, professional courtesy and kindness have been liberally extended, but for many years the office of the surgeon general was controlled by subordinate authority, which overpowered and neutralized the honorable intentions of those nominally in command.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.