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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Corporal Alejandro Aquino, x-ray technician, 8076th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, taking an x-ray of a soldier's arm for possible fracture]
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Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine: "The X-ray machine, Type B, Serial Number 10638, Tube Number 114394, was made by the Picker X-ray Corporation, Waite Manufacturing Division, Cleveland, OH. The Army X-ray table unit, Style Number 979935, Serial Number 72276, was made by Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, Long Island City, NY."
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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Date Supplied:
9 July 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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