The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
- [Casts applied to patient at the 8th Portable Surgical Hospital, Philippine Islands, on J-Day +3]
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- Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine: "Patient, a casualty of a Japanese landmine explosion was from
the 163rd Infantry. Albee type orthopedic table was made by Technician 3rd Class Rudolph Henkel (right foreground), Surgical
Technician from Baltimore, Maryland out of Japanese pipe and ammunition rods, 1 piece from a stove pump, 1 piece from windshield
of a Jeep."
- 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 (128,973 Bytes)
- Date Supplied:
- ca. 1945
- [United States Army]
- Original Repository: National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Museum and Medical Arts Service Photographs
- OHA Collection 220.1
- 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):
- World War II
- Wounds and Injuries
- Hospitals, Military
- Exhibit Category:
- From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
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- Document Type:
- Photographic prints
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