ROYAL MILITARY HOSPITALS
Effective 30 August 1775
1. He will instruct all individuals in the Regulations, and cause
2. He will promote whatever be suitable for the better care and
assistance of the patients, as likewise to the greatest economy
of the Royal Treasury.
3. He will cause patients to be punished when they get drunk,
because of the detriment they are to disturbing the good routine
and order of the hospital.
1. The medical doctor must visit the patients twice each day, at
five in the morning and three in the afternoon.
2. In winter season the visit shall be first at six in the morning
and second at two in the afternoon.
1. He will endeavor to make good selection and preparation of
medicants to overcome and exterminate the illnesses.
2. He must pass appropriate time in the country, to gather vegetables,
flowers, fruits, herbs, seeds, barks, roots, gums, and stalks
when they are most healthy and nutritious.
1. He will, when the Medical Doctor arrives, give three strokes
on the bell, and there will gather in the medical ward the
Pharmacist, the Ward Attendant, and himself, there to do as
the Doctor commands.
2. He may not cut the hair of a soldier, who may be ill in the hospital,
without orders from the Medical Doctor, even though he may request
1. He will be watchful, in proper manner, that from time to time
the beds are cleaned and washed to remove the bedbugs and other
insects that breed in them.
2. He will move the clothing in his charge from time to time, so that
dampness, moths, and rats do not damage it, arranging to have rat
traps with which to exterminate the latter.
3. He will take special care that sheets from consumptive, cancerous,
and scorbutic patients are not mixed with those of others, arranging
that these as well as shirts from these persons be washed separately
to prevent contagion.
Rations: One ordinary ration for each day is to be composed of one pound
of fresh beef, one ounce of bacon, one of beans, fourteen of bread, and half
an ounce of pork lard, to be distributed in the following manner.
Breakfast-- A soup will be made from two ounces of bread and half
an ounce of lard.
Mid-day--Eight ounces of beef, half an ounce of bacon, half an ounce
of beans, and six ounces of bread.
Supper-- An equal quantity set aside from the mid-day meal.
Administrator Pharmacist Ward Attendant