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(4) PODIATRIST. The podiatrist is an enlisted specialist chiefly concerned with the care of feet. Under direction of the regimental surgeon, he in- structs personnel of the regiment in hygiene of the feet, and is especially trained in treating minor foot ailments.

(5) SANITARY TECHNICIAN. The sanitary technician is especially trained to assist the regi- mental surgeon in making routine sanitary inspec-

tions in the regiment.

(6)

DENTAL,

SURGICAL,

AND MEDICAL

TECHNICIANS. The dental, surgical, and medical technicians perform technical tasks as indicated by their designations, drive and maintain the section vehicles, and perform such other duties as may be directed.

c. Company aid squad. The company aid squad of the headquarters section furnishes company aid men for attachment to the antitank company, cannon company, regimental headquarters and headquar- ters company, and service company. Company aid men are equipped with pouches containing first-aid packets, bandages, emergency medical tags, and other items for the administration of emergency treatment. Their duties are to-

(1) Maintain contact with the company to which they are assigned.

(2) Forward information to their section sur- geons by litter bearers or walking wounded as to the

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