HC Deb 07 July 1898 vol 61 c166

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what is the exact strength of Army medical officers required for two army corps, this strength to include the number of Army surgeons of all ranks required on the staff for bearer companies, for field, stationary; and general hospitals, and hospitals on the line of communications?


Two army corps would require 226 medical officers, including administrative ranks; but this does not include the line of communications. The stationary and general hospitals would form a part of the line of communications. A stationary hospital of 100 beds has four medical officers, and a general hospital of 520 beds has 20. The number of these hospitals would depend on the length of the line, the climate, and the nature of the campaign.