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  • 44.

    MEDICAL SERVICE OF TRAIN BIVOUACS.

    • a.

      One company aid man is attached to the service

company. He renders emergency treatment in the train bivouac should the need arise. In addition, Tables of Equipment provide motor vehicles with motor vehicle first-aid kits which contain all the necessary supplies for first-aid procedures.

b. Evacuation will be furnished on call by the nearest medical installations; hence it is the respon- sibility of the service company commander to locate the nearest medical installation and to establish the quickest means of communication. Medical installa- tions which may be in the vicinity of the train bivouacs include the division clearing station, ar- tillery battalion aid stations, engineer battalion aid stations, or division collecting stations.

45. RELATION OF REGIMENTAL MEDICAL SERVICE TO SUPPORTING MEDICAL ECHE-

LON.

a.

Casualties

are

evacuated

from

battalion

and regimental aid stations by the division battalion, which consists of a headquarters ment and collecting and clearing units.

medical detach-

b. In combat, liaison agents from a collecting com- pany usually join battalion sections of the medical detachment when the battalions move into assembly areas. After battalion aid stations are established, these liaison agents serve to guide litter bearers or ambulances from collecting stations to the aid sta- tion. When the aid station displaces, the battalion surgeon notifies the collecting station of the new aid station location by means of these liaison agents.

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