Operating room at the 8063rd MASH, South Korea


Title:
Operating room at the 8063rd MASH, South Korea
Creator:
United States. Army
Date:
[ca. 1952]
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 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. Korean War Ballistics Photographs
Rights:
Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine.
Genre:
Photographic prints
Subject:
Korean War, Hospitals, Military, and Operating Rooms
Format:
Still Image
Extent:
1 pages
Legacy Source Citation:
Original Repository. National Museum of Health and Medicine. Otis Historical Archives. Korean War Ballistics Photographs. 12812. Free Text. OHA Collection 208.
Legacy ID:
FJBBTC
NLM ID:
101743405X307
Profiles Collection:
The Michael E. DeBakey Papers
Story Section:
From Tulane School of Medicine to the U.S. Army, 1928-1946