By James Donovan
In June of 1876, on a hill above a winding river known as "the Little Bighorn," George Armstrong Custer and all 210 males lower than his direct command have been annihilated via approximately 2,000 Sioux and Cheyenne. This devastating loss prompted an uproar, and public figures pointed arms as a way to stay away from accountability. Custer, who used to be very easily useless, took the brunt of the blame.
The fact, notwithstanding, was once way more advanced. A poor GLORY is the 1st publication to narrate the complete tale of this without end interesting conflict, and the 1st to name upon the entire very important new forensic learn of the previous zone century. it's also the 1st ebook to convey to mild the main points of the military cover-up--and resolve one of many maximum mysteries in US army heritage.
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105; James A. Le Roy, " Phili ppine Health Problems," OUflook'll ( 1902): 780 . 28John M. Banister, " Medical and Surgical Observat ions during a Three-Year Tour of Duty in the EMERG ING MI SS IONS 39 Without public support or popular aware ness that cholera was a waterborne di sease, with Filipino officials generally " apathetic " and " native doctors ... proverbially as scarce as hen's teeth ," offi cials of the Philippine Commission , which now controlled the country, had few resources to battle the epidemic.
The Board of Health organized a civilian " rat-catching corps" with forty uniformed members divided into squads. Each squad distributed poison every night and at the same time collected dead rats, caught living ones when it could, and performed spot disinfection. Not content to depend totally on its professional rat catchers, the board also paid bounties to citizens bringing the animals to stations conveniently located throughout the city. At the stations, sanitary workers tagged each rat with the street number where it had been found , dipped it in a strong antiseptic solution , and sent it to the biological laboratory .
They also disinfected and closed for five days the residence of every known cholera victim. People exposed to the disease were sent to a detention camp near San Lazaro capable of handling 2,500 inmates. When it quickl y became overcrowded , authorities set up a tent camp at Santa Mesa . To care for the increasing number of victims, officials operated two cholera hospitals, both under the command of one Army medical officer. Unfortunately , the Fi lipinos often dreaded the detention centers and hospitals even more than the plague and tried to Ph ilippines, " JOllrnal of the Association of Military Sllrgeoll,~ 18 (1906): 15 1- 53 , 2