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Chapter 4 MEDICAL SERVICE AND EVACUATION

35. GENERAL. a. The medical and casualty evacu- ation service within the infantry regiment is pro- vided by the regimental medical detachment. For details of the organization of the detachment, and duties of its personnel, see chapter 7.

b. For military sanitation, see FM 21-10. For first aid for soldiers, see FM 21-11. For medical service and evacuation within the infantry division and regiment, see FM 8-5, 8-10, and 100-10. For field sanitation, see FM 8-40. For records of sick and wounded, see FM 8-45. For splints, appliances, and bandages, see FM 8-50. For medical reference data, see FM 8-55.

36. MISSION. The mission of the medical detach- ment is to conserve the fighting strength of the regi- ment. This is accomplished by-

a. Preventive medical and sanitary measures and ,appropriate medical, surgical, and dental treatment.

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    Evacuation of sick and wounded personnel'to

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      battalion or regimental aid stations by personnel of

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