I am in the process of starting up a medical impression in my regiment as a Steward, and I'm looking for some help on how Sick Call was carried out.
I understand (and please do correct me) that Sick Call was announced, the First Sgt. led ailing troops to the Surgeon/Asst. Surgeon, they were diagnosed, and prescribed remedies as needed. A Steward or other clerk maintained a ledger for each patient with their ailments and prescriptions. A Steward also acted as apothecary to compound and package the medications.
My concern is how were the prescriptions processed and distributed to the troops? Were they at the ready on-site during Sick Call and given immediately, or compounded en mass at the conclusion of Sick Call and distributed at convenience? If the prescription needed multiple doses before next Sick Call, who received the medication and handled the dosages?
For context, we have a Surgeon and myself as Steward, and would like to do a representation of a Sick Call to showcase the frequency of sickness, and that medical is more than blood and butchery. I would like to also show how medications were created, using safe substitutions that could be administered to a select few (for preventing lawsuits due to a violent allergic reaction to cola syrup ).
Also general advice towards a Sick Call and Steward impressions is very welcome.