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War Surgery and Medicine



This was commenced on embarkation. The initial dose was 1 tablet (0.1 gm.) daily for six days of the week. On arrival at Guadalcanal the dose was reduced to .05 gm. daily except Sunday, when the dose was 0.1 gm. This was the dosage general in the area at the time. In mid-January 1944 the dose was increased to 0.6 gm. weekly. The order was to give atebrin strictly by roster. During combat this was not always possible and atebrin was then carried by the individual soldier.