d. Evacuation. Corps level medical units are responsible for evacuating
patients from division treatment stations, separate treatment stations, nondivisional
dispensaries, and aid stations to hospitals of the corps. Evacuation is by ground and air
e. Medical Supply and Maintenance. The MEDSOM unit combat zone
normally operates directly under the command and control of the medical brigade head-
quarters. It provides medical supply, medical equipment maintenance, and optical
fabrication services for all units in the corps area.
f. Convalescent Center. A convalescent capability may be provided for the
corps to permit rapid restoration of patients to full duty. Patients from corps hospitals
requiring only convalescent care and reconditioning are evacuated to the convalescent
center prior to being returned to duty.
g. Health and Environment. Preventive medicine teams of TOE 8--620
provide comprehensive health and environment support services to the corps that are
beyond the capabilities of commanders and their organic medical personnel.
h. Medical Laboratory Support. The medical laboratory detachment provides
investigative biochemical analysis; bacterial, mycological, virological, rickettsial and
parasitological specimen identification; evaluation and analysis of suspected biological
and chemical agents; serological testing and evaluation; and entomological analysis.
When required, the medical laboratory detachment may be augmented by expansion
teams to provide pathological, veterinary, and immunology/serology laboratory support
i. Dental Service. Routine dental treatment for the corps is provided by mobile
dental units (T0E 8-670) operating under the command and control of the medical
brigade. Dental officers assigned to hospitals provide inpatient treatment (para 6-28).
j. Veterinary Service. Veterinary services are provided on an area basis by
veterinary service and veterinary dispensary/hospital detachments (para 5-33).
5-10. HEADQUARTERS ORGANIZATION
a. The medical brigade headquarters and headquarters company
(TOE 8--112) are organized as shown in Figure 5-2.