2. army Sanitary Commission.
Statement of its operations.
among the objects to which the funds of the commission are applied are the following:
1. The employment of medical inspectors to visit the various camps, and to remedy the numerous sources of disease and danger that exist in all of them — as, for instance, defects in drainage and ventilation, in the quality or preparation of food, uncleanliness in tents and quarters, insufficiency of clothing, the situation of camps with reference to malaria, &c., &c., &c.
Six inspectors are now employed.
At least four times as many are required.
Their travelling and other expenses are estimated at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum.
2. Inspectors are also needed at the general hospitals, to see that the volunteers are provided with every care and comfort that can be obtained.
The Commission also supplies these hospitals (to the extent of its means) with sundry medical and surgical appliances, extra hosp