Chimborazo Rules and Regulations
[Rules and Regulations, no date, for
Chimborazo Hospital ]
Baths will be opened every day except on Saturday &
Sunday from 9 to 2. The inmates of Hospital No. 1 will bathe on Monday, No. 2 on
Tuesday, No. 3 Wednesday, No. 4 Thursday, No. 5 Friday.
The Baths for officers of the Hospital are open during the
hours and on the days above mentioned. Soap and towels will not be furnished to
the officers by the Hospital.
To preserve strict order and cleanliness in the Bathing House the following Rules and Regulations will be observed.
Morning Call at 6 AM, Breakfast Call at 8 AM, Sick Call at
10 AM, Surgeons Call at 12 M, Dinner Call 2 PM, Supper Call at 5 PM, Roll Call
at 8 PM. Surgeons in charge of the Divisions must see that the daily reports of
admission, returns to duty, and deaths are punctually sent to the office of the
Surgeon in chief by 9 o’clock AM. They must be prepared to give a report of
the general condition of their hospitals daily at Meridian and submit all
applications for transfer to private quarters or other hospitals, furloughs, and
discharges at that hour.
Diet for the sick to be under the supervision of the attending Surgeons. Chickens, Eggs, Milk, and _____s. Liquors will be furnished only when specially ordered. The following Diet Table is directed for convalescents [-] Breakfast, three quarters of a pint of coffee, three quarters of a pound of bread, molasses, small Hominy, cold meat and hashes.
Dinner [-] Bacon and beef with a liberal allowance of
vegetables, potatoes sweet and Irish cabbage, turnips, Peas, Soup regularly and
frequently stewed Peaches and Apples, corn bread every day.
To secure perfect cleanliness the Chief of Police must make
a daily inspection of every privy, street, drain, and culvert in the Hospital
grounds. Stewards of Hospitals must rigidly enforce the greatest neatness in
their hospital and mess rooms. Every ward master should be held responsible by
the Surgeon in Charge for the condition of his ward, its bedding, and furniture.
No inmate of the Hospital is permitted to pass the Guard
without a permit unless he is an officer of the institution. No provisions of
any sort or spirituous liquors to be take in or out of the Hospital without a
No visitors are admitted before 9 AM or after 5 PM.
No soldier is allowed to pass into the Hospital unless he
exhibits a permit from his commanding officer. All persons who resist any of
these orders are to be arrested and taken to the Guard House.
J. B. McCaw
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