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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.
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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
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From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
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Photographic prints
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