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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Final preparations made for evacuation of a wounded man to the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Chechon, Korea]
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Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine: "The wounded man is strapped in a special helicopter stretcher while a soldier holds the top which will be attached to the stretcher to prevent the patient from slipping out while in flight."
The auxiliary surgical hospitals (later called Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals) were conceived and developed by DeBakey and the Surgical Consultants in the first years of World War II. They greatly improved battlefield injury survival rates by getting surgical care closer to the front lines. Photos like this, taken during the Korean war (1950-1953), provide a closer look at the operations of the surgical units, including the addition of helicopters for transporting the wounded.
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1 (1,079,846 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
10 March 1951
[United States Army]
Original Repository: National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Army Signal Corps Photographs
OHA Collection 343
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Korean War
Wounds and Injuries
Hospitals, Military
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From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
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