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In the recent additions to the big
base hospital at Camp Greene, Char
lotte. N. C., which enlarges the ea
pacity of this excellent institution to
more than 2,000 beds, the U. S. ^^rmy
authorities are merely continuing the
extension of a policy of reorganizing
the admirable adaptation of the cli
mate of Western Carolina to hospital
purposes. Months ago the magnificent
new Kennilworth Inn at Asheville,
nearing completion on a pattern o
elaboration and elegance rarely belor,
attempted-in the south, was taken
over, and its beautiful plans capi
completion. Recently opened it is t
day one of the mdst palatial hospitals
in the world. Only 44 miles away at
Azalea, a hospital with _ 2,500 beds is
nearing completion, while the TJ.
army hospital at Waynesville, opene^
last winter, cares for several hundred
soldiers and is making_ additions
which double its capacity. At Hr
Springs, Madison county, the site ■
the former German internment camp
the beautiful Mountain Park hotel an
grounds are being arranged for hos
We congratulate alike the soldiers
fortunate enough to be sent for
structive purpose, to the “Land of the
Sky” in beautiful Western North Car
olina and the state possessing a ter
ritory renowned world^wide for its
magnificent scenery and climate.
—By Major Joseph Howell Way.
THREE MORE CAPTAINS.
Three more captains were added to
the staff of the U. S. army base hos
pital, Camp Greene, during the past
week. The new arrivals are: Captain
Henry G. Anderson, from Belleview
TO CAMP THOMAS.
IN X-RAY SERVICE.
Lieutenant W. A. Munson and Lieu
tenant Cleveland left on Thursday
evening for New York city where
they will take a special course in mil
itary surgery at Rockefeller Institute.
Editor’s Note.—Lieutenant Mun^n
ha/3 been of special service to The Ca-
duceus in the capacity of editor of the
officers’ news. In his absence, C^-
tain MacLean will be in charge of the
The members of Base Hospital No.
54 take this occasion to thank Lieu
tenant . Harvey for the many accom
modations he offered them during the
mobilization of their unit.
X-RAY AT THE FRONT.
The X-ray is now carried to the
front-line trench for the benefit of
wounded soldiers, so that no time
mav be lost in ascertaining tire con
dition of wounds. The Army, Medical
Department has developed a mo^bile
X-ray outfit, carried on a standara
Army ambulance slightly modified.
The outfit includes an X-ray table,
a dark room, also a complete set ot
apparatus for the localization of for
eign bodies. Fully as expert work
can be done with this mobile outfit as
in any base hospital X-ray depart
ment Its use in the field makes it
possible for the surgeon at the from
to send a complete report of a sol
dier’s condition when a man is trans
ferred to a hospital back of the lines.
Captain Theodore S. West report
ed for duty from Fort McPheroon, Gm.
this week. He is engaged in the x-
ray service pf the U. S. army base
hospital. Camp Greene.
UP AND AROUND.
Captain Harold Carney, who has
been bedfast for several weeks be
cause of an attack of pneumonia with
complications is now able to walk
about the hospital grounds.
Captain Thomas S. Crowe, M. R.
C has been transferred from the of
ficers’ ward to the convalescent ward
ot General Hospital No. 1, New York.
He left the U. S. Army Base Hospital,
Camp Greene, on Thursday morning.
Many of the nurses and several of
ficers of the U. S. Army Base Hospita
Camp Greene, attended an informal
social at the parsonage of St. Peter s
Protestant church Wednesday even
TO FORT McHENRY.
Major Burns, Lieutenants Price,
Freed, Mundy and Kalaher have gone
from the staff ot the U. S. -^riny
Base Hospital, Camp Greene. ’Hiey
are to report for duty
pital No. 78, now forming at Fort Mc
hospital. New York; Captain W.
Cook, from the remount depot --
Camp Greene and Captain Julius R-
Young of Terre Haute, Indiana.
A farewell dinner was given .to
xMajor Burns by Captain Weyland at
the Mecklenburg hotel, last Friday-
uests were Captains Hayes and lar-
Lieutenant Harbor has been ordei-
ed to report for service at Camp
Johnston, Jacksonville, Florida.
. * SWORE OFF.
A lady who had been married three
times had a veterinarian for her third
husband, with whom she was in the
habit of having some pretty smoky
One day in closing an argument the
fair one said, “Well, one thing I am
sure of is the next time I get married
it won’t be to a horse doctor.
“Well,” said the horse doctor, one
thing sure, the next time I pt mar
ried it won’t be to a woman.
“Our coffee is put to many uses,”
writes a U. S. Marine now in Prance.
“We use it for beverage purposes,
we shave with it and we use it fo
Most of the officers and several of
the enlisted men will get the full
force of this animated cartoon by Pri
vate J. G. Kelley.