A Report on the Hygiene of the United States Army, with Descriptions of Military Posts.
by Billings, John S.
Government Printing Office,
lix, 567pp, plates and illus, folding map in facsimile. Recased with new end papers. A stain across the top edge has entered the text block and caused deterioration of a few pages not approaching the text. Otherwise very good. Billings reports on individual military installations around the United States and includes such information as medical statistics, climate, and plans of forts, along with a lengthy discussion of the state of army hygiene. Particularly interesting for the site plans of many of the facilities described. A vas amount of information on frontier posts. Howes presents this as the second edition of an 1870 publication by the Surgeon-General's Office of the War Department, but the present volume contains much of the information in the earlier document, but adds information of 95 additional posts and the report on hygiene, making it substantially more than a simple later edition. Howes B450.
Book Id: 26231