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The Michael E. DeBakey Papers

[Corporal Gerald Benger cross-matching blood at the MASH 8055 AU, South Korea]
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Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine: "Benger is checking bottles of blood with that of the wounded to make sure both are compatible."
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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1 (89,046 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
18 June 1952
[United States Army]
Original Repository: National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Korean War Ballistics Photographs
OHA Collection 208.
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
Blood Transfusion
Hospitals, Military
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From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946
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