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298th General Hospital Unit History added. Saturday 30th July, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new Unit History to our website. This one looks at the service of the 298th General Hospital during WW2. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation. We are still looking for information regarding the unit's last stages of operation as well as a complete Personnel Roster. In case any of our readers are able to assist, we would be most grateful indeed.

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623d Medical Clearing Company Unit History added. Tuesday 14th June, 2016

With the precious assistance of Christine Smith, daughter of Corporal John A. Wood, Jr., we are pleased to announce the addition of the 623d Medical Clearing Company Unit History to our website. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main navigation.

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27th Evacuation Hospital Unit History added. Monday 18th April, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of the 27th Evacuation Hospital Unit History to our website. We are thankful to the University Archives, University of Illinois, Chicago Library for kindly allowing use of some images from their collection in this Unit History. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation.

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101st General Hospital Unit History added. Sunday 3rd April, 2016

With the precious assistance of Richard Rell, son-in-law of Second Lieutenant Olga A. Petza, we are pleased to announce the addition of the 101st General Hospital Unit History to our website. The new text can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation.

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25th General Hospital Unit History added. Sunday 27th March, 2016

With the precious assistance of Miss Veronica Buchanan (Special Collections Librarian, University of Cincinnati), we are pleased to announce the addition of a new Unit History to our web pages. The new texts relate to the WW2 service of the 25th General Hospital during WW2. You can find the Unit History by visiting the "Unit Histories" page from the main website navigation menu.

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10th Field Hospital Unit History added. Friday 4th March, 2016

We are pleased to announce that a new Unit History focusing on the service of the 10th Field Hospital during WW2 is now available on our website. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation.

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"Ode to the Medics"

(Poem by Cpl John Readey, Cp. Stoneman, Calif.)
(Cp. Stoneman, Pittsburg, California, was a staging area for the San Francisco P/E during World War II)


"They give me shots for tetanus;
For typhoid, I get three!
The yellow fever is an excuse
For one more hole in me."

"They stick the needle in me dry;
They stick it in me wet.
They punch me full of holes, it seems,
At every chance they get."

"Typhus, measles, housemaid's knee,
There's shots for ev'ry thing;
Fallen arches, leprosy:
Boy, those shots do sting!"

"Sometimes those vampires stick me good
Right in a vein of me,
And then they take a pint of blood
And smile with fiendish glee."

"Oh, I haven't been in battle, yet;
In war I haven't starred.
But if you saw the holes in me,
You'd swear I'm battle scarred!"


(Courtesy "Yank-The Army Weekly" 1942)