Punch,  54 (1868), 233.

Comfort for Campaigners

One of the Old School


Letter, Spoof


Military Technology, War, Health, Disease

    Criticizing the 'milk and water' tenderness which he believes is 'running the Army', discusses an extract from the Lancet describing a new design of knapsack which is better for the solider's health. Anticipates that investigations into the health of the Army will lead to similar 'soft' measures, including soldiers being 'stethescoped' before marching. Concludes by condemning the measures that are being taken to 'keep our Army in good health'.

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