Patients being loaded in ambulance plane, Maingkwan, Burma


Title:
Patients being loaded in ambulance plane, Maingkwan, Burma
Creator:
United States. Army
Date:
20 March 1944
Description:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine: "The patients were brought by ambulance from the the 42nd and 46th Portable Surgical Hospital below Walabum, Burma. The patients were then flown to Ledo for 73rd and 20th General Hospitals.". 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.
Original Repository:
National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Museum and Medical Arts Service Photographs
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Genre:
Photographic prints
Subject:
World War II, 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. Museum and Medical Arts Service Photographs. 12811. Free Text. OHA Collection 220.1
Legacy ID:
FJBBSP
NLM ID:
101743405X297
Profiles Collection:
The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
Story Section:
From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946