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MEDICAL HISTORYFRONTIER FORTS & FORTS
313. UNITED STATES. WAR DEPARTMENT. (Surgeon
Generals Office). A Report on the Hygiene of the
United States Army, with Descriptions of Military Posts.
Circular No. 8. Washington: Surgeon-Generals
Office, 1875.  567 pp., folding map: Map of the
Western Military Departments, of the United States, Showing
Military Posts and Principal Routes (New York: The
Graphic Co., 1874), 28.6 x 34.1 cm; 11-5/8 x 13-3/8
inches), 12 plans. 4to, original three-quarter leather over
marbled boards. Worn covers reattached and original spine
preserved. Internally very good to
Second edition, revised and enlarged (an edition came out in 1870, and the present edition contains revisions, adding new forts). Graff 4443. Howes B450. Pingenot: Originally published in 1870 as "A Report on Barracks and Hospitals, with a Description of Military Posts," and with the designation "Circular #4," Circular No. 8 not only has a different title, but contains most of the information in Circular 4 plus descriptions of 95 additional posts. It also contains a report on the hygiene of the U.S. Army, a subject not covered in Circular 4. Although both books are listed in Howes as B450, Circular No. 8 published in 1875 is not simply a reprint of Circular 4 from 1870. A rare work containing a vast amount of information on frontier posts.