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iron folding-handles, which must not project more than half an inch when folded down. The chests will open from above by hinged lids, and will be secured, each, by two suitable bolts and locks equidistant from either end.

Slide-board.-A slide-board, to lower the boxes from the cart to the ground, will be carried on iron loops attached underneath the body, so that when drawn to the rear, to be used as a slide, the hooks at the front end will hold by the rear loops, and when not wanted for use this board will slide back on its loop, and be secured by a thumb-screw.

Tarpaulin.-A canvas cover, about 64 by 5 feet, will be provided with eyelets at the four corners, to be secured to suitable adjustable fastenings to the four corner studs.

Painting. The cart will be painted of the color and finish of caissons and other ordnance carriages, the iron work black. The letters "U. S.," 4 inches high, will be painted at the center of each side panel. Near the front end of each side panel a stencil mark will be placed with the inscription, in small characters,

Transport Cart U. S. A. Med. Dept.

The cart was constructed in accordance with the foregoing specifications, at Watervliet Arsenal, West Troy, under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. P. V. Hagner, U. S. A., and was delivered at the SurgeonGeneral's Office, in Washington, January 15, 1876, and inspected and approved.

It remained that the three chests, designed to contain respectively surgical instruments and appliances, medicines and hospital stores, mess furniture and utensils, should receive their outfit.

By direction of the Surgeon-General, the fitting up and furnishing of the medicine and mess chests belonging to the medical transport cart has been intrusted to Assistant Surgeon D. L. Huntington, U. S. A. In carrying out this work, the endeavor has been made to select from the standard supply table of the Medical Department such medicines, stores, appliances, and utensils as experience has proved to be useful and necessary for the ordinary emergencies of field service, and to arrange them compactly and conveniently.

As the Supply Table has been strictly conformed to in the preparation of the list for furnishing these chests, it will be possible to refurnish them from the stores usually found at even the more remote frontier posts. Under the circumstances ordinarily attendant upon scouts, expeditions, and marches, it is believed that the quantity and variety of the supply furnished will be abundantly adequate for a force of not less than five hundred troops for a period of three months. The medicine chest has been divided by means of accurately fitting trays into five divisions, the trays subdivided into spaces and compartments for the disposal of medicines, appliances, &c., and, so far as possible, these spaces and compartments have been constructed with reference to the average size and form of the original package or article furnished for the Medical Department, so that the chest may be readily and quickly filled from any dispensary.

Medicine chest. The medicine chest is furnished with five trays cov

ered by accurately fitting lids. The trays are of black walnut and are 17 inches long, 163 inches wide, and vary in depth and in their subdivisions.

All the trays are readily raised by apertures for the fingers cut near the upper edges of the ends and not represented in the cuts.

Tray No. 1 is 5 inches in depth and is subdivided into three compartments as indicated in the accompanying cut (Fig. 2). One compartment is intended for stationery, the two others for miscellaneous articles, as enumerated in the subjoined list:

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Compartment A contains

Paper, cap, ruled, quire 1.
Paper, quarto-post, ruled, quire 1.
Paper, note, ruled, quire 1.
Envelopes, official, large, No. 25.
Envelopes, official, small, No. 25.
Inkstand, traveler's, filled, No. 1.
Pencil, lead, Faber's, No. 2, No. 6.

Compartment B contains

Pill tile, 8 by 6, No. 1.
Probang, No. 1.

Ichthyocolla plaster, in case, yards 1.
Fountain syringe, in case, No. 1.

Compartment C contains

Brass spirit lamp, with wicking, No. 1.
Hard rubber penis syringe, No. 1.

Tape measure, No. 1.

Suspensory bandages, No. 6.

Pens, Gillott's steel, No. 12.
Penholders, No. 6.
Ink, carmine, bottles, 1.
Mucilage, bottles, 1.

Elastic rubber-bands, doz. 1.

Pocket register for patients, No. 1.

Assorted corks, box 1.
Pill boxes, paper, No. 1.
Matches, in tin box, boxes 1.

Needle-case, filled, No. 1.

Pins, papers 1.

Tape, roll 1.

Tray No. 2, of the same dimensions as tray No. 1, is subdivided into forty-one compartments as indicated in the annexed wood-cut (Fig. 3,)

and is intended for medicines and such pharmaceutical appliances as are necessary to fit out a temporary dispensary for the field.

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Extractum hyoscyami, in 1 oz. pots, oz. 2.
Extractum conii, in 1 oz. pots, oz. 2.
Extractum belladonnæ, in 1 oz. pots, oz. 2.
Soda bicarbonas, oz. 6.
Ipecacuanha pulvis, oz. 4.
Pilule extracti colocynth, Comp.

(gr. iii) et ipecacuanhæ, gr. ss.

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Zinci oxidum, oz. 4.
Morphiæ sulphas, oz. t.
Cupri sulphas, oz. 1.

Argenti nitras (fused), oz. 1.
Bismuthi subnitras, oz. 4.
Collodion, oz. 2.

No.500. Glycerina, oz. 4.

Pilulæ catharticæ compositæ, No. 600.
Pilulæ opii, No, 500.

Pilulæ opii camphoræ, No. 500.

Ferri perchloridum, oz. 1.
Tinctura catechu, oz. 4.

Porcelain table, and teaspoon, No. 1.

Pilulæ quiniæ sulphatis (3 grains each) Minim glass, No. 1.

No. 600.

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Hypodermic syringe, No. 1.

Prescription scales and weights in case
No. 1.

Mortar and pestle, Wedgewood, 3 inch,
No. 1.

Spatula (large and small), No. 2.

Stethoscope, No. 1.

Scarificator, No. 1.

Scissors, No. 1.

Medicine glass and case, No. 1.

Corkscrew, No. 1.

Potasse permanganas, oz. 4.

Zinci sulphas, oz. 2.

The small half spaces, represented as unoccupied in the cut (Fig. 3), are left for the convenience of packing any small articles which may be considered of importance.

Tray No. 3 is 6 inches in depth, the other dimensions are similar to the preceding. The bottles used in both trays are 8, 4, and 2 ounce tincture and saltmouths.

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This tray contains

Linimentum (as per Standard Supply Table), oz. 8.

Aquæ ammoniæ, oz. 8.

Spiritus ætheris nitrici, oz. 8.

Tinctura ferri chloridi, oz. 8.

Extractum gentianæ fluidum, oz. 8.

Tinctura opii, oz. 8.

Chloroformum, oz. 8.

Oleum terrebinthinæ, oz. 8.

Tinctura opii camphorata, oz. 8.

Oleum ricini, oz. 8.

Spiritus ammonia aromaticus, oz. 8.
Extractum zingiberis fluidum, oz. S.

Cough mixture (per Standard Supply Table), oz. 8.

Tinctura aconiti radicis, oz. 8.

Potassa chloras, oz. 8.

Potassii bromidum, oz. 8.
Potassii iodidum, oz. 8.
Pulvis ipecacuanhæ et opii, oz. 8.
Quiniæ sulphas, oz. 8.

Extractum ergotæ fluidum, oz. 4.
Extractum ipecacuanha fluidum, oz. 4.

Spiritus ætheris compositus, oz. 4.
Acidum carbolicum, crystals, oz. 4.

Acidum aceticum, oz. 4.

Linimentum cantharides, oz. 4.

Acidum sulphuricum, oz. 4.

Acidum nitricum, oz. 4.

Liquor potassæ, oz. 4.

Cupping glasses, No. 6.

Clinical thermometer in case, No. 1.
Urinometer in case, No. 1.

Spaces for powders.

Tray No. 4, of the same length and breadth as the preceding, and 8 inches deep, is not subdivided into compartments, and is designed for a 1 assortment of miscellaneous articles. Its arrangement is represented in Fig. 5.

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Tray No. 5, of the same superficial dimensions as the others and 8 inches deep, is devoted to hospital stores.

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Mess chest. The mess chest has been furnished with such utensils as are commonly on hand at every post, and is intended to supply the wants of a temporary field hospital for twelve patients. It has a set of three black walnut trays, each 12 inches wide and 16 inches long, fitting one

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