8th Portable Surgical Hospital, J-Day +1, Red Beach, Philippine Islands


Title:
8th Portable Surgical Hospital, J-Day +1, Red Beach, Philippine Islands
Description:
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.
Extent:
1 pages
Creator:
United States. Army
Source:
Original Repository. National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Museum and Medical Arts Service Photographs. 12811. Free Text. OHA Collection 220.1
Original Repository:
National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Museum and Medical Arts Service Photographs
Right Type:
Public Domain
Right Statement:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Subject:
World War II, Wounds and Injuries, and Hospitals, Military
Profiles in Science ID:
FJBBSS
NLM ID:
101743405X300
Genre:
Photographic prints
Format:
Still Image