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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

Title:
[Patients being loaded in ambulance plane, Maingkwan, Burma]
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Description:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine: "The patients were brought by ambulance from the the 42nd and 46th Portable Surgical Hospital below Walabum, Burma. The patients were then flown to Ledo for 73rd and 20th General Hospitals."
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 last years of the war, provide a closer look at the operations of the surgical units.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (84,537 Bytes)
Date:
1944-03-20 (March 20, 1944)
Creator:
[United States Army]
Source:
Original Repository: National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Museum and Medical Arts Service Photographs
OHA Collection 220.1
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
World War II
Wounds and Injuries
Hospitals, Military
Exhibit Category:
From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
Unique Identifier:
FJBBSP
Document Type:
Photographic prints
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2015-01-08
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