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the detachment, where they are received, sorted, and given temporary care and such emergency treatment as limited facilities will permit. Those cases requir- ing further treatment are evacuated to collecting stations by collecting units of the division medical battalion.

37. EVACUATION WITHIN THE REGIMENT. a. Casualties are given emergency treatment by com- pany aid men until litter bearers are able to remove them to the aid stations.

b. Casualties in units not organically a part of battalions are evacuated by the nearest aid station or medical installation upon notification by the pla- toon leader or company commander concerned.

38. AID STATION. a. General. An aid station is an installation for the treatment of the sick and in- jured, established under combat conditions by a see- tion of the unit medical detachment. (See FM 8-10.) The headquarters section and each of the battalion sections are equipped to establish and operate an aid station as follows:

(1) The regimental aid station ordinarily serves the regimental headquarters and such elements in its vicinity as are not served by battalion aid sta- tions. (See also par. 60a(1) (d).) It is in the same echelon of evacuation as battalion aid stations and does not normally form a link in the chain of evacu- ation from battalion aid stations. However, it may

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