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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Shelf stock (Class 1) in the issue section of a medical supply Army depot in Florence, Italy during World War II]
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Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine: "Portable improvised shelves were constructed for the depot, which was inside a former pharmaceutical factory."
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 (95,922 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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Photographic prints
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