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Military hospitals -- United States

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

George Washington (Valley Forge) letter to Benjamin Rush (Yorktown), 1778 January 12

 Item — Box 2: Series 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Washington acknowledges the receipt of Rush's letter, and regrets the defects of the medical department, as Rush and Gov. Livingston have described them. Washington reports that he has taken measures to have the hospitals inspected and considered regulations regarding them. Includes a separate invitation for Rush to dine with the ?Washington.

Dates: 1778 January 12

James McHenry (York Island, Fort Washington) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1776 November 2

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 10
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

McHenry details reforms required within the Army's medical department and makes recommendations for restructuring of general and regimental hospitals, controlling fraud in the commissaries, increasing the numbers of nurses and surgeons, and improving the distribution of medicine.

Dates: 1776 November 2

Nathanael Greene (n. p.) letter to Benjamin Rush (n. p.), 1777 May 3

 Item — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 5
Scope and Contents

Greene writes of his support for Rush's recommendations regarding best methods for preserving the health of the Army. He suggests they print a pamphlet on the topic, to make adoption of the recommendations more likely. He comments on Congress' regulation of hospitals.

Dates: 1777 May 3