Regulations for the government of the United States Navy (1865)

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Section 6.

Passed and Other Assistant Surgeons.

539 They shall perform all the professional duties which may be required from them, and conform to the instructions which may be given by the Surgeon of the vessel to which they may be attached, and will be unremitting in their attentions to the comfort and cleanliness of the sick, and exact from those under their direction a rigid performance of their duties.

540 Assistant Surgeons, whether passed or otherwise, shall attend personally, to see that medicines are properly weighed or measured, and labeled for distribution to the sick.

541 In the absence of the Surgeon, the passed or other Assistant Surgeon, oldest in commission, is to perform all the duties of the Surgeon.

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