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    • 5.

      Supervises the establishment and operation of the regimental dispensary, and the operation of battalion dispensaries.

    • 6.

      Is responsible for the supply of the detach- ment and requisition for necessary medical and dental supplies and equipment. For procedure, see FM 8-10.

    • 7.

      Keeps all records and renders all reports that are required.

    • 8.

      Personally assists in the care and treatment of casualties and performs such other duties as the regimental commander may require.

  • (b)

    During combat or when combat is imminent,

the surgeon recommends the site for the regimental aid station and the routes of evacuation. He makes a medical estimate of the situation and prepares the medical plan, which he submits to the regimental commander through S-4. When necessary, he asks for additional personnel to serve as litter bearers. He makes arrangements with the division surgeon for the evacuation of aid stations and keeps him in- formed of the tactical situation within the regiment. He checks on the status of medical supplies in all units of the regiment and takes steps to insure timely replenishment.

(c) During combat, the surgeon supervises the collection and evacuation of wounded. He keeps himself informed of the tactical situation and takes measures to provide replacements or reinforce- ments of medical personnel and replenishment of

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