wants to work as a preventive medicine specialist must have normal color vision and
therefore must pass a color vision test.
b. The Preventive Aspect. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
expresses the purpose of the preventive aspect of the AMEDD mission. This aspect
supports the selective aspect. The selective aspect ensures that only mentally and
physically qualified people enter and stay in the Army. The preventive aspect ensures
that they remain healthy while serving in the Army. The Army Preventive Medicine
Program is designed to prevent all types of sickness, including communicable and
noncommunicable diseases, as well as battle and non-battle injuries.
c. The Curative Aspect. The curative aspect of the AMEDD mission deals with
the treatment of those persons who become ill or who are injured. This aspect is the
core of the AMEDD mission. Diseases and injuries do occur in spite of all that is done
to prevent them. Sick or injured soldiers must be treated and if possible, restored to
health regardless of the cost in dollars.
d. The Rehabilitative Aspect. This aspect of the AMEDD mission deals with
the management of sick or injured soldiers who cannot be returned to complete health
and who cannot resume the life they led before their illness or injury. There are many
examples of people in this situation. Soldiers who have lost limbs and eyes, who have
experienced a loss of bodily functions, or who have been disfigured by burns and
wounds must be helped with their physical problems and taught to become useful
members of society. People who have severe physical and mental diseases require
similar assistance. Plastic surgery, occupational therapy, psychiatric therapy, and the
use of artificial limbs are examples of measures used to rehabilitate victims.
ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL
The Army Medical Department consists of the following personnel:
a. The Surgeon General is a Medical Corps officer who is appointed by the
President of the United States for a term of four years. The Surgeon General is the
head of the Army Medical Department and is responsible for the technical supervision
of Army Medical Department Activities.
b. The Deputy Surgeon General is a general officer of the Medical Corps. He
performs duties prescribed by The Surgeon General and acts for The Surgeon General
in his absence.
c. The Assistant Surgeon General is a general officer of the Dental Corps. This
authority assists the Surgeon General in providing dental health services for eligible