Excerpt from Standard Supply Table of the Medical Department: United States Army, 1892 1. The Standard Supply Table enumerates the medical supplies issued to the Army, and the quantities and size of original packages in which furnished. It is the policy of the Medical Department, to enable medical officers to keep pace with the profession in civil life, and for the general benefit of the service, to supply such new remedies of determined therapeutic value as the Surgeon General may select, but newly introduced remedies cannot be supplied merely for the purpose of experiment, nor such as offer no positive advantage in use over those now issued. It should be borne in mind that these supplies are selected and furnished for the military service, and it is believed that all necessary drugs, instruments, bedding, etc., are included in the lists in ample variety and quantity. Requisitions for particular preparations simply because they are agreeable to the taste, or to save trouble in compounding them or similar ones when needed, will not be approved; neither will various preparations of a drug be furnished when one or more practically equivalent ones are on the standard list. 2. The senior medical officer of every post will in future make annual requisitions for medical supplies for the year, unless otherwise instructed by the Surgeon General, or a medical director. Such requisitions will be made in duplicate (Form No. i8), and will be forwarded through the medical director to the Surgeon General. They will be made only for articles that are, or probably will be, needed in the year, will exhibit the quantity of each article on hand, and will state the total number of persons entitled to medicines. Medical directors will personally and carefully scrutinize the requisitions, and make such changes therein as they may deem proper. a. The quantities asked for will be computed on the basis of original packages. b. If they are in excess of the authorized allowance satisfactory reasons therefor must be assigned or they will not be issued. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.