From all reports, the foot inspectors have rendered very valuable assistance, during the recent war. These men were of two classes. One class was composed of Marines, who had enlisted for this class of duty,which duty they performed under the supervision of the medical department. Another class was men of the hospital corps who had previous instruction or training along this line.

There should be one inspector for each thousand men when they take the field. The orthopedic surgeon should be prepared to instruct and train such members of the hospital corps as may be deemed necessary for this work.