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FOLLOWS THE FIGHT
COLONEL PAGE V/A.S MEW BEfi OP
Cciorel Henry Page, v.'.ho arriv'd ;vt
tiu' ))ase hospital on Mond'.v and who
is ill charge of the newiy oi'ganized
Rase Hospital No. 54, is ably acquaint
ed with the methods of sanitary dis-
cplne employed by General Pershng.
Colonel Page was a member of Gen
eral Pershing's staff in the Philippines
and when Pershing acted as civil gov
ernor Colonel Page was dire,ctor of;
health for the Moro government.
The colonel, who is carrying on a
regular course of instruction for the
officers of Base Hospital No. 54 ex-
]>ects to develop that unit into one
of the most efficient yet sent out from
the United States.
Colonel Page has commanded most
of the medical training camps estab
lished east of the Mississippi. He was
in charge of the camps at Raleigh,
Morehead City and Oglethorpe in
1915 and at Tobyhanna, Pa., and
Plattsburg, N, Y., in 1916. He estab
lished the training camp at Fort Ogle
thorpe, which is the most elaborate
medical training camp in the W'orld.
Named Fort Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Page, who has come to Char
lotte to join her husband, was Edith
Longfellow Greenleaf before her mar
riage. Her father was one of the most
distinguished men of the American
medical service and t was in honor
of him that Colonel Page named the
medical training section of Fort Ogle
thorpe, Camp Greenleaf.
Colonel Page is well known through
out North Carolina. For th”ee years
prior to the opening of the war he
w'as inspector of militia for the central
southern states and in that office visit
ed Charlotte frequently. He Is a'
brother-in-law of Herbert A. Royster
of Raleigh. The father of Colonel
Page was Henry Page, for several
years the supreme justice of Mary
Pennsylvania University, from
which institution Colonel Page grad
uated in medicine in 1894, bestowed
upon the officer the honorary degree
of doctor of public hygiene this spring.
It was the first occason for the grant
ing of that degree by Pennsylvania
Colonel Page has been in military
service for twenty-one years. He spent
seven years in the Philippines, six
years at forts in eastern United States,
two years in California and three
years on the Mexican border.
It is estimated that Colonel Pa.ge
'^has an acquaintanceship with more
medical men than any other official
in the United States army. He has
been in charge of the training of more
than 6,000 medical officers and 30,-
000 enlisted men. For a year prior
to the entrance of the United States
into the war Colonel Page conducted
a speaking tour through all states
east of tlie Mississippi, in an effort to
encourage the enlistment of physicians
into the medical reserve corps.
CAPTAIN WIEADE A WARRIOR FOR
Every time that United States has
maitialled her sons for conllict during
the iiast quarter of a century, Harry
Meade has been in line
He does not wear a service bar al
though he would be entitled to one
of several inches' length.
“Why don’t you?” asked the auda
cious Caduceus representative.
“People ask too many questions,”
quietly rejjlied Captain Meade, who ob
tained that rank only last week and
who is adjutant of Base Hospital No.
54. “When I tried to wear the bar
folks bothered me too much.”
The organization of Ba.se Hospital
No. 54 is fortunate in having so able
and so efficient a man as its adjutant,
' as is Captain Meade. By means of
his extensive service and wide experi
ence in army circles it proved diffi
cult to find a man equal to Captain
Meade for knowledge of regulations
and army customs.
Previous to the piesent outbreak of
hostilities Captain Meade was holding
th.e rank of makter hospital sergeant
and after our entrance into the war
the need, of experienced officers
caused the war department to offer
him a commission as first lieutenant in
the sanitary corps, which he received
on September 4. With his appoint
ment to the position of adjutant to
Base Hospital No. 54 he was again pro
moted, this time to the rank of cap
tain, on the 13th of July, 1918.
When asked what he considered to
be his most exciting experience, the
captain replied: “I’ve had so many 1
don’t know which one was the most
exciting,” but upon being pressed he
related with due modesty of the thrills
he had while serving in the transport
service on the Pacific coast, which he
was engaged in for a period of four
Continued on paBe 6
WILL PREVENT TYPHOID, WRITES
major CLAUDE B. BROWN.
“Cleanliness is the .greatest enemy
of disease,” said Major Claude E
Brown, chief of the laboratory service
of the Camp Greene Base Hospital,
when interviewed on the subject of
typlioid fever, which form of illness
has created much discussion through
the camp and the Charlotte region.
In order to place the subject of ty-
I'/hoid before the public in tabloid
. form. Major Brown has prepared the
following pointed treatise for The
Everyone Should Know:
Typhoid Fever is caused by a germ
The disease is spread mostly through
drinking water, milk, ice cream and
Flies contribute largely to its distri
New cases of the disease can always
be traced to carelessness on the part
of ‘hose who are sick with typhoid
fever or to those w'ho have had the
disease, have recovered, hut still have
the germ present in their intestinal
tract. These germs are discharged
from time to time unless the individ
ual is extremely careful then infectious
The .greatest problems are those
which aim to prevent the disease.
-Among the things necessary in its pre
Support the Board of Health in all
its sanitary work.
-Abolish all outdoor toilets where a
sewer system is availahle; when not
available, fly-proofing of such build
ings should be done and some method
of routine disinfection instituted.
Screen the house and swat every
fly that happens to .get itno the house.
eep the barns and stables clean. This
will remove the most prolific breeding
place for flies.
Wash with hot water the outside of
milk bottles, especially around the top,
before removing the cap.
Pasteurize the milk.
Always wash your hands before han
dling food. y
Hrinking water should be boiled and
all foods cooked if typhoid fever is
Have your physician give you ty
phoid prophyla Stic.
Volumes have been written on the
ufevention of this disease. They can
be summed up in two words—“Be
DO NOT LIKE OIL.
Medical men have learned that_ if
there is anything that flies dislike
more than oil it is more oil. According
ly the workmen under Sergeant "Yates
have been engaged in pouring oil in
very region where flies are not wanted
The .ground about the mess kitch
ens has been saturated with oil. As o
result there is no trouble from flies
in the kitchens as the insects dislike
the siuell of oil more than than they
are attracted by the pungent odor of