It has to be recorded that none of this could have been achieved without the co-operation of the Regiment's true blue Colonel, Col. However the expected rest did not eventuate. There would be a great deal that a medical officer could say about the stay in Vienna but 1 have to take into account the fact that Vienna is a long way from the war and there is little connection with the Regiment's heroic times at the front. All too often one could see that a harsh, and perhaps unwarranted word by a superior, easily broke the waning strength of the sick. We did our best to prevent the disease from spreading. The dense pile of corpses around the cisterns was shocking proof of the dire necessity of water for survival. The poor wooden hovel that we were able to use had to serve both as dressing station and as operating theatre.
xHamster. Army medical examination soldiares
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In the Dressing Station at Pokaszczewo, as though in a large hospital, medical research was undertaken. A most unusual appearance in the war was a shepherd who, though not even able to count his "troops", nevertheless did not have a single sheep stolen. We made the farmers harness up their carts, and despite their growing reluctance, made them drive diligently. In the choice of Dressing Stations we soon found ourselves to be quite good mountaineers. All too often one could see that a harsh, and perhaps unwarranted word by a superior, easily broke the waning strength of the sick. A great deal of attention was given to hygiene in the trenches.
Gays. xHamster. Army medical examination soldiares
On 21 December the Regiment, complete with its lice, was again sent to the front. No one had quite imagined how the medical service was to function, that unimportant appendage to the Regiment that had been provided with Red Cross insignias, that during peace time exercises was always in the way and in which to serve was not considered the greatest of honours. As set down in their instructions the medical officers and other medical personnel assembled at the local presbytery from where they were able to watch the infantry advancing surprisingly fast against the enemy's artillery and rifle fire. Indeed an Order had gone out that only boiled water was to be drunk, that only cooked fruit or agricultural produce was to be eaten, and that great cleanliness had to be observed. Initially this was suspected of being typhoid but the fever vanished without any treatment. In the Austrian Army the Regiment was the first to have its own kitchens which, as the war progressed, proved to be of considerable benefit for the care of the wounded. However their meals unvaryingly consisted of beef tea followed by boiled beef without any accompaniments.
From a health point of view it was not insignificant that, following the German army's example, hostels were erected in the rear. Beside dysentery and typhoid we experienced the first outbreak of quite a severe form of cholera and this had to be dealt with under the worst possible sanitary conditions. However during the short period there it was not possible to erect reasonably safe Dressing Stations particularly as this would have needed explosives that had not yet been moved forward. We opened cholera hospitals in isolated barns well away from anywhere, we appointed special bearers that were only permitted to deal with cholera patients and one of the medical officers was appointed to treat the sick. Parents, you can easily block access to this site. At the end of September, with dysentery and scurvy, the Regiment at last arrived at Rzuchowa near Tarnow for rest and recuperation. Supply and accommodation were excellent, they were able to use a bathing and delousing station that formed part of the Regimental Medical Column in San Piedro and it was only the occasional rifle shot that reminded them of the war.