Japanese boiling water for the army to drink


Japanese boiling water for the army to drink



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The Japanese paid greater attention to matters of hygiene, sanitation and medical care than has ever been shown in any of the great armies of the world. They believed that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, and, convinced that a very large percentage of the sickness and death in war is due to the drinking of impure water and the eating of improper food, they inaugurated a most perfect system of providing for their soldiers a sufficient quantity of good water and wholesome food, and saw to it that the soldiers everywhere in the vast field of operations had easy access to both. It is not too much to maintain that a great share of the unprecedented military and naval successes of the Japanese is due to this foresight, which made every soldier feel that every minute his whole country was standing behind him, tending to his wants in the most liberal and rational manner.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “Japanese boiling water for the army to drink,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 14, 2024, https://repository.monash.edu/items/show/13862.

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