A Manual of Instructions for Enlisting and Discharging Soldiers

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byRoberts Bartholow

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. PHYSICAL INFIRMITIES THAT DISQUALIFY FOR MILITARY DUTY. I. GENERAL DISQUALIFICATIONS. 7. Decided feebleness of constitution, whether natural or acquired. 8. Scrofula or constitutional syphilis, which has resisted treatment and seriously impaired the general health. 9. Habitual and confirmed intemperance and solitary vice, in degree sufficient to have materially enfeebled the constitution. 6. . . » Cancer. * . . . These general disqualifications consist of imperfect or arrested development, feebleness of constitution, cachexies, extreme youth or old age, too great or too small stature, and insufficient or excessive weight. These are correlative subjects, which may be considered in their connected relations. Imperfect or arrested development and feebleness of constitution are usually dependent upon some cachexy; youth and old age, too great and too small stature, and insufficient or excessive weight, either are accompanied by, or produce, feebleness of constitution. It has been the experience of all wars, that a man whose development is incomplete or arrested, either on account of youth or some inherited cachexy, so far from being useful, is only an encumbrance to an army. "Not only is he incapable of performing the duty re- quired of him, but his frequent attacks of in- disposition demand the services of others in taking care of him."* McLeod,-j" referring to the recruits who joined the army in the Crimea pearly in 1855, says, "Many of them were raw boys, ill-conditioned, below the standard age, undeveloped in body, uncon- firmed in constitution, and hence without stamina or powers of endurance. Often se- lected on account of their precocious growth, at once launched into the turmoil, unwonted labor, and ha...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1864. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. PHYSICAL INFIRMITIES THAT DISQUALIFY FOR MILITARY DUTY. I. GENERAL DISQUALIFICATIONS. 7. Decided feebleness of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217159192

ISBN - 13:9780217159197

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