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Dodge Commission

A body appointed by President William McKinley in 1898 to investigate charges of neglect that led to appalling conditions in U.S. military camps during the Spanish-American War (1898). It ...

Building Technology

Building Technology   Reference library

Thomas Leslie

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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...1998. Gray, Lee E. From Ascending Rooms to Express Elevators: A History of the Passenger Elevator in the 19th Century . Mobile, Ala.; Elevator World, 2002. Hunt, William Dudley Jr. The Contemporary Curtain Wall: Its Design, Fabrication, and Erection . New York: F. W. Dodge, 1958. Kolarevic, Branko , ed. Architecture in the Digital Age: Design and Manufacturing . New York: Spon Press, 2003. Marks, Robert W. The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller . New York: Reinhold, 1960. Misa, Thomas J. A Nation of Steel: The Making of Modern America, 1865–1925...

War and Medicine

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Dale Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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...camps of the presumably preventable camp diseases, typhoid and malaria, than died of Spanish shot and shell. The Medical Department was unprepared for rapid expansion of the force; the line officers paid virtually no attention to medical advice on camp hygiene. The postwar Dodge Commission blamed all parties. The public, aware of germs and sanitation from press coverage and the efforts of public-health reformers, responded with doubts—if army medicine was the best, how could this happen? Although the story of the war experience, public outcry, and internal...

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