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ALLEN, Max Scott

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Medicine under canvas: A war journal of the 77th Evacuation Hospital. Edited by Max Scott Allen. [Copyright by the University of Kansas School of Medicine.]

Kansas City, MO: The Sosland Press, 1949.

"Organized in Kansas with a capacity of 750 beds, this unit was made up of 47 doctors, 52 nurses, a hospital dietitian, and 318 enlisted men. The unit shipped out to England in
May, 1942 on the H.M.T. Orcades. They began operations in Oran after the Allies invaded North Africa, and remained there until the invasion of Sicily where they were in theatre until 1943 after the Axis forces surrendered. After returning to England for refitting, they prepared for deployment following the Allied invasion on D-Day, crossing the channel July 7, 1944 and landing on Utah Beach, they served through the Battle of the Bulge, and continued across Europe into Germany until the end of the War. The 77thEvacuation Hospital treated tens of thousands of injured Allied soldiers, civilians, and POWs during their three-year tour of duty, encompassing bullet and shrapnel wounds,broken limbs, surgeries, orthopedics, blood transfusions, burn care, and even dental work. This was later made into a documentary film in 2008 incorporating interviews with many of the
surviving members" (Kol Shaver).

Digital facsimile from the U.S. National Library of Medicine at this link.



Subjects: HOSPITALS › History of Hospitals, MILITARY MEDICINE, SURGERY & HYGIENE › World War II