Thursday, August 5, 2010

Letter of the Day: August 5 (1 of 2)

Curatorial Records: Numbered Correspondence 851


August 5, 1895


To the Surgeon General, U.S. Army,

Washington, D.C.




I have the honor to inform you that the articles of equipment of the Sanitary Corps of the Spanish Army, presented to this office by the Spanish Government, have been received, thinking that you might wish to make a suitable acknowledgement either by letter or exchange.


The articles received are:


1 Ambulance Knapsack (Mochila de ambulancia.)

1 Ambulance Dressing Case (Bolsa de ambulancia.)

1 Field Litter (Camilla de Campana.)

1 Litter Bed (Camilla-litera.)

1 Chair for carrying wounded (Silla-sueca.)


The value of the outfit received, according to the Spanish catalogue, is 353.28 pesetas, or about $70.65.


Very respectfully,

J.S. Billings

Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Army,

In charge of Army Medical Museum and Library.

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