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APPENDIX I LEGISLATION CONCERNING THE U.S. ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

March 1813: That, for the better superintendence and management of the hospital and medical establishment of the army of the United States, there shall be a physician and surgeon-general, with an annual salary of $2500, and an apothecary-general, with an annual salary of $1800; whose respective duties and powers shall be prescribed by the President of the United States.

[January-March 1814: legislation reaffirming ratio of one surgeon and two mates per regiment.]  

March 1814: That, from and after the first day of June next, the officers of the army shall be entitled to waiters, agreeable to grade, as follows: ... the physician and surgeon general, two; ... hospital surgeon, each, one....  

That the President of the United States be authorized to appoint so many assistant apothecaries as the service may, in his judgment, require; each of whom shall receive the same pay and emoluments as a regimental surgeon's mate.  

That the physician and the surgeon general of the army be entitled to two rations per day, and forage for two horses; and that in addition to their pay, as at present established by law, the regimental surgeons and regimental surgeons' mates be entitled to $15 per month each.  

    SOURCES: Callan, Military Laws, pp. 246, 253-55; William O. Owen, ed., A Chronological Arrangement of Congressional Legislation Relating to the Medical Corps of the United States Army From 1785 to 1917 (Chicago: American Medical Association, 1918), pp. 10-11.