good deal of experience in training young men taken from " under their mothers' care before the age of 21," led I might be. able to reassure your correspondent. "M. F." who, in a leiter dated June 22, fears for the number of such young men who must have died from tuberculosis, etc. I have yet to encounter any case 'of a young man contracting a serious disease whilst undergoing strenuous training. Military training is now so carefully graduated and designed that it actually makes (or far greater fitness and immunity from T.B., etc., than would be the case if the trainees were Under their mothers' care. I feel sure that any medical officer will endorse these statements, which are comparatively self-evident. particularly when one considers the Army's 'superior position in the food question.
ANTHONY C. 1-1INDMARSH.
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