Final preparations made for evacuation of a wounded man to the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Chechon, Korea


Title:
Final preparations made for evacuation of a wounded man to the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Chechon, Korea
Creator:
United States. Army
Date:
[10 March 1951]
Description:
Courtesy of National Museum of Health and Medicine: "The wounded man is strapped in a special helicopter stretcher while a soldier holds the top which will be attached to the stretcher to prevent the patient from slipping out while in flight.". 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.
Original Repository:
National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Army Signal Corps Photographs
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Genre:
Photographic prints
Subject:
Korean War, Wounds and Injuries, and Hospitals, Military
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Army Signal Corps Photographs. 12809. Free Text. OHA Collection 343
Legacy ID:
FJBBSL
NLM ID:
101743405X294
Profiles Collection:
The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
Story Section:
From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946