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EXAMINATION OF RECRUITS

INTENDED FOR THE USE OF

YOUNG MEDICAL OFFICERS

ON ENTERING THE ARMY.

BY H. H. MASSY, A. B. M. B.

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4th LIGHT DRAGOONS.

"It must always be kept in mind, that the power of the greatest armies
depends upon what the individual soldier is capable of doing and bearing."—
Wellington.

LONDON:

JOHN CHURCHILL, PRINCE'S STREET, SOHO.

1851.

?J/t &./**.

TO

ANDREW SMITH, Esquire, M.D.,

DIRECTOR GENERAL

OP THE

ARMY AND ORDNANCE MEDICAL DEPARTMENTS

My Dear Sir,

Your well known desire to encourage literary pursuits amongst the Medical Officers of the Army, emboldened me to solicit your countenance for this small work, which I almost feared to make public on its own merits; but while wishing for the honour of connecting: your name with these pages, a difficulty suggested itself that requires a word or two in explanation. It might be imagined that I wished to render you responsible for all the views advanced by me on the subject of the Examination of Recruits; this is by no means the case. A discretionary power is allowed to Medical Officers, and controversy frequently arises

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