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ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS TO ARMY AND NAVY HOSPITALS, ALTERA

TIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO NATIONAL SOLDIERS' HOMES, AND OPENING NEW PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE HOSPITALS.

Mr. ROUTSONG. The other items that are included in this total estimate are alterations and repairs to Army hospital's, $40,000; alterations and repairs to Navy hospitals, $35,000; alterations and improvements to national soldiers' homes, $500,000; and opening new Public Health Service hospitals, $2,000,000.

The CHAIRMAN. That is for Public Health Service hospitals? Mr. Routsong. Yes, sir. For dental services, including dental clinics, $2,179,614.26.

The CHAIRMAN. Is that independent of the hospital service or is it included in the hospital service?

Mr. ROUTSONG. That is not included in the $4.64 per diem cost. Operation of dispensaries, $2,750,000.

Mr. ANTHONY. Is that just for the occasional treatment of veterans ?

The CHAIRMAN. That is for medicines, is it not?
Mr. ROUTSONG. Yes, sir; and for outside treatment.
Col. PATTERSON. That is for treatment outside of the hospitals ?

MEDICAL PERSONNEL DETAILED TO VETERANS' BUREAU.

Mr. Routsong. Then, it is estimated that the medical personnel detailed to the Veterans' Bureau will amount to $900,000 ?

The CHAIRMAN. What do you mean by medical personnel detailed to the Veterans' Bureau? Do you mean that you have that many men on your pay roll ?

Col. PATTERSON. We have at the present time in the bureau a number of reserve officers of the Public Health Service who have been detailed to the headquarters of the bureau largely for the purpose of rating claims. In addition to that, we have among the personnel in the districts a large number of medical officers on duty.

The CHAIRMAN. Public health officers?
Col. PATTERSON. Yes, sir.
The CHAIRMAN. How many ? $900,000 would pay a lot of them.
Col. PATTERSON. Yes, sir; there are a total of approximately 287.
The CHAIRMAN. What are their duties?
Col. PATTERSON. Their duties are varied in the districts.
Mr. KELLEY. Give the number as nearly as you can.
Col. PATTERSON. I can give you the number exactly in the record.

Mr. KELLEY. Give the number and their rank, with a statement of
what they are doing.
Col. PATTERSON. That is, where they are on duty?
Mr. KELLEY. No; what they are doing.

Col. PATTERSON. We will specify their duties, or the duties they are assigned to. I might simply say generally that the medical officers in charge of districts, or in four or five districts, are public health officers.

United States Public Health Service officers detailed to United States Veterans' Bureau in

district offices, showing status and duties by grades.

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Surgeons (retired):

Acting manager
District medical officer..
Assistant district medical

officer...
Medical officer in charge.
District medical inspector.
Section chiefs.
General examiners.
District medical examiner
District examiner.
District relief officer.
Rating officer..
Vocational officer.
Hospital inspector.
N. P.examiner.

Total.... Passed assistant surgeons (retired):

District medical officers..
Assistant district medical

officer...
Medical officer in charge.
Section chiefs.
General examiners..
District medical examiner
District examiner..
District relief officer.
N. P.examiner...
Eye examiner.
General medical examiner
Dental examiner..
Executive officer.
Assistant section chief.
T. B. examiner.
District field officer.
Surgical examiner..
E. E. N. & T. examiner.

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Total.......

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Boston, Mass.--Continued. Assistant surgeon (R)..

Commissioned officers of the United States Health Service detailed to the United States Veterans' Bureau for duty:

DISTRICT NO. 1.

Boston, Mass.:
Surgeon (R).......

6
3 section chiefs.
1 district medical inspector.

2 general examiners.
Passed assistant surgeon (R).... 11

7 general examiners.
1 eye examiner.
1 general medical examiner.
2 dental examiners.

1 district medical officer.

2 general examiners.
Number of attending specialists on
duty:

Salary basis.
Fee basis,

45
27

Total..

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Atlanta, Ga.:
Surgeon (R).

1 rating officer.

1 chief of section.
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 district medical officer.
1 district relief officer.
3 general examiners.
2 chiefs of sections.
1 assistant chief of section.
1 tuberculosis examiner.

Atlanta, Ga.- Continued. Assistant surgeon (R)....

143

2 general examiners.

1 chief of section. Number of attending specialists on duty:

Salary basis.
Fee basis...

Total...

163

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Shreveport, la.: 3 Packed-assistant surgeon (R)....

1 inedical officer in charge. Birmingham, Ala.:

Passed assistant surgeon (R).... 5

1 medical officer in charge. Number of attending specialists on

duty: 2 Salary basis..

Fee basis...

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Total..

42

1

2

2

Evansville, Ind.: 7 Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 general examiner. Indianapolis, Ind.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

2 general examiners. Louisville, Kv.: 7

Surgeon (R).

1 medical officer in charge.

1 general examiner. Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

2 general examiners. . 4 Number of attending specialists on

duty:

Salary basis.

Fee basis. 1

Total..

2

151 28

179

4

1

1

10

Nauvoo, Ill.:
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 general examiner. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 medical officer in charge. Number of attending specialists on duty:

Salary basis.
Fee basis...

87

5

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DISTRICT NO. 6.

New Orleans, La.
Surgeon (R).

I district medical officer.
1 district examiner.

1 general examiner.
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 district relief officer.
2 section chiefs.

2 general examiners.
Assistant surgeon (R).

2 general examiners.

DISTRICT NO. 7.

Cincinnati, Ohio:
Surgeon (R)..

1 district medical inspector.
I district medical examiner.
1 vocational officer.
2 general examiners.

2 section chiefs.
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 district medical officer.
1 district relief officer.
3 general examiners.
1 assistant chief of section.

1 dental examiner,
Assistant surgeon (R)....

3 general examiners.

1 dental examiner. Columbus, Ohio: Surgeon (R)

1 medical officer in charge.

DISTRICT NO. 8.

Chicago, Ill.:
Surgeon (R)...

1 district medical officer.
1 general examiner.

2 chiefs of sections.
Passed assistant surgeon (R)...

1. assistant district medical

officer
1 district examiner.
1 chief of section.
1 assistant chief of section.

6 general examiners.
Assistant surgeon (R).

5 general examiners.
1 orthopedir examiner.

DISTRICT NO. 9.

St. Louis, Mo.:
Surgeon (R).

1 district medical officer.

1 section chief.
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 district medical examiner.
1 executive officer.
1 assistant section chief.
I general examiner.

1 general examiner.

4

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DISTRICT NO, I continued. Des Moines, Iowa:

Number of attending specialists on Surgeon (R)..

1

duty:
1 general examiner.

Salary.
Fee basis

64 18

82

DISTRICT NO. 10.

Minneapolis, Minn.:
Surgeon (R)..

1 district medical officer.
1 district examiner,

1 section chief.
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 district field officer. Assistant surgeon (R)..

1 district relief officer.

1 general examiner. St. Paul, Minn.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 dental examiner.

1

2

2

37 5

42

1

DISTRICT NO. 11,

1

3

Denver, Colo.:
Surgeon (R).

3
1 acting manager.
1 district medical officer.
1 assistant district medical

officer.
Passed assistant surgeon (R).... 12

l executive officer.
3 section chiefs.
2 assistant section chiefs.
3. general examiners.
1 neuropsychiatric examiner.
1 tuberculosis examiner.

1 surgical examiner, Pueblo, Colo.: Passed assistant surgeon (R).... 1

1 medical officer in charge.

38 9

47

DISTRICT NO. 12.

3

3

5

1

San Francisco, Calif.:
Surgeon (R)....

1 district medical officer.

2 section chiefs. Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 assistant district medical

officer. 1 district examiner. 1 section chief. 1 neuro-psychiatric examiner.

1 dental examiner. Assistant surgeon (R).

2 general examiners.

2 tuberculosis examiners. Phoenix, Ariz.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 medical officer in charge. El Centro, Calif.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 general examiner. Fresno, Calif.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

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Total.

Helena, Mont.:
Surgeon (R)..

1 medical officer in charge. Number of attending specialists on duty:

Salary basis.
Fee basis.

Total..

Albuquerque, N. Mex::
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 medical officer in charge.
Salt Lake City, Utah:
Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 medical officer in charge.

2 general examiners. Number of attending specialists on duty:

Salary basis..
Fee basis..

Total...

1 medical officer in charge.

Los Angeles, Calif.:
Surgeon (R)..

1 medical officer in charge.

2 general examiners. Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

4 general examiners. San Diego, Calif.: Passed assistant surgeon (R)....

1 medical officer in charge. Reno, Nev.: Passed assistant surgeon (R). ...

1 general examiner.
Number of attending specialists on
duty:

Salary basis.
Fee basis.

Total..

28

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