ISSN 2409-5834

Reflection of issues of military hygiene in the Russian military medical school from the 19th century to the 1930s

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Ivan M. Сhizh ,Igor V. Karpenko1 ,Maria S. Sergeeva1 , Sergey N. Rusanov, Aleksandr A. Timoshevsky


The article describes key phases in the introduction of military hygiene in the curriculum for Russian military doctors. Almost up to the beginning of the 20th century, sanitary losses of the Russian army from infectious diseases considerably surpassed losses from wounds sustained from firearms and cold steel weapons. This suggests the need for military doctors to be familiar with the basics of military hygiene.

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