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The Daily Dispatch: September 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ing season on our army here. Most of the diseases are of a bilious type, some few of which have proved fatal. With all due deference to the medical profession, and others in authority, in our humble judgment they perpetrate a great error in not allowing more of the sick to go to their homes, where they can receive more attention to palliate their sufferings than in the hospitals, which are old buildings, erected for other purposes, ill-constructed, and generally badly ventilated. Dr. Junius Roane, of Charles City, for some time connected with this hospital, has, within the last day or two, received an appointment as Surgeon in the Confederate Army. This he richly merited, not only for his experience and superior skill as a physician, but for his civil and gentlemanly deportment. Two or three killing frosts would improve the health of the peninsula wonderfully, and the season is rapidly approaching when we shall have these to drive off the countless maladies that flesh is heir