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The work of the American medical detachment as а part of the Russian army on the Caucasian front during World War I

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Ivan M. Chizh, Igor V. Karpenko, Maria S. Sergeeva, Ilya V. Fedoseikin

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The article covers a little-known episode from World War I, concerning the work of one of the foreign detachments (hospitals) in the Russian Tsarist army. The large-scale sanitary losses and epidemics of infectious diseases, which accompanied the war, required special efforts from the medical service of the Russian army. The Russian Red Cross Society (RRCS), which had monopoly rights to organize medical care during the war, did not cope with the problems that arose

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