In this section of Olive-Drab.com some of the elements of military medicine are described, including battlefield evacuation, ambulances, first aid kits and much more.
WC-54 3/4 ton Ambulance delivers simulated casualty during training, Medical Unit of the 25th Service Group, Greenville, SC, July 1943.
Today in WW II: 21 Jan 1942 Rommel's second offensive drives the British 8th Army back almost 300 miles, halting on 4 Feb between Gazala and Bir Hacheim, 30 miles west of Tobruk, Libya.
Military Medicine: Evacuation, First Aid Kits, Ambulances & More
Military medicine is a vast subject which covers everything from basic hygiene through battlefield necessities like battle dressing bandages, first aid kits, and ambulances to complex and life-saving surgery, from spraying to suppress mosquitos through long-term recovery from tramautic wounds. Care for battle injuries reaches from the individual warfighter in the field treating himself or a buddy with the Individual First Aid Kit, through a graduated series of evacuation and treatment stations to large hospital complexes in the U.S. and strategic locations world-wide.
To the right, a whole blood delivery truck with 1000 pint refrigerated trailer, Detachment A, 152nd Station Hospital, First U.S. Army, Belgium, October 1944.
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