Item #1444 Report of the Committee of the Massachusetts Reform Club appointed to collect testimony in relation to the Spanish-American War, 1898-1899. MASSACHUSETTS REFORM CLUB.

Report of the Committee of the Massachusetts Reform Club appointed to collect testimony in relation to the Spanish-American War, 1898-1899

Boston: Geo. H. Ellis, 1899. First Edition. Octavo (23cm.); publisher's blue-green printed wrappers; 57pp. Shallow chipping and toning to wrapper extremities, old archival tape repair at top fore-edge corner of upper cover, else Very Good, internally sound. Item #1444

Includes testimony regarding egregious conditions during the War, opening with that of twenty-two-year-old Thomas C. Boone of the Second Massachusetts. Boone discovered upon landing in Daiquiri, Cuba, that he had suffered a rupture in the abdomen that could not be treated. "I asked if [Major LaGrade, chief surgeon at Siboney Hospital] could not do something toward getting me to a place where I could receive attention, that the great pain made it impossible for me to walk or to sleep. He replied: 'God damn you, get out of here, and don't bother me. I told you we could do nothing for ruptures, and that settles it. Clear out!'" (p. 9). Boone died a few months after offering his testimony.

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