Search found 51 matches

Go to advanced search

by LOSMP
Tue Jul 08, 2014 21:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chest Commode (?)
Replies: 5
Views: 5308

Re: Chest Commode (?)

In the US hospital context, both civilian and army, "Commode" usually means a WC/Toilet.
Lois
by LOSMP
Sun May 18, 2014 14:47
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 156654

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Some US unit shipping codes assigned during Operation Torch seem to have followed the pattern of four digits, followed by a hyphen, followed by an upper-case letter.
Lois
by LOSMP
Thu Mar 14, 2013 05:00
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Geneva Cross flag
Replies: 3
Views: 4220

Re: Geneva Cross flag

The label says "For Emergency Use Only"....whatever that means. Lois
by LOSMP
Sun Dec 23, 2012 06:56
Forum: Off Topic Chat
Topic: "Candles & Holly" days!
Replies: 4
Views: 7025

Re: "Candles & Holly" days!

Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year.
Attached picture shows French children, likely orphaned, invited to Christmas party at the 203rd General Hospital, Paris, 1944. Afterwards, they were taken to visit the patients.

Lois
by LOSMP
Thu Nov 22, 2012 07:37
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Item 1203990
Replies: 6
Views: 5416

Re: Item 1203990

No answer to your questions about 1944, but a remark. The form of address "Baltimore 1, Maryland" which appears on some of your wrappers, didn't exist until 1943. Prior to that year, the address would have been simply "Baltimore, Maryland", without a number. Single or double digi...
by LOSMP
Tue Nov 20, 2012 22:34
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Food Cabinet??
Replies: 41
Views: 33683

Re: [REF] Food Cabinet??

If you're referring to pictures of the Food Cabinets in actual use, at the 203rd General Hospital in the Paris Region, c. 9/44-7/45, will repost. One photo shows the kitchen staff at dietician, with a food cabinet visible on a cart at the left, as well as the inner boxes in several locations. Anothe...
by LOSMP
Tue Nov 13, 2012 04:35
Forum: For Sale
Topic: is there interest? (CH Stole, etc.)
Replies: 14
Views: 8140

Re: is there interest? (CH Stole, etc.)

For anyone interested in the tallit or the entire subject, there's a new book: "The GI's Rabbi, World War II Letters of David Max Eichhorn", by Mark S. Zaid. Typical story in the US, man discovers his grandfather was a chaplain in World War II, even was at the liberation of Dachau, adult g...
by LOSMP
Fri May 11, 2012 18:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying object in photo
Replies: 4
Views: 4297

Re: Help identifying object in photo

Oops, thought I had included:
Picture that nurse on the left, tucking the rolled-up end of the blanket (or bedding) under her right arm.
Lois
by LOSMP
Fri May 11, 2012 01:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help identifying object in photo
Replies: 4
Views: 4297

Re: Help identifying object in photo

Not sure this is "the object", but check out the similarities in this picture of Nurses of the 203rd General Hospital, Normandy, near Cherbourg, packing up, August, 1944
by LOSMP
Thu Dec 29, 2011 01:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iodum - Potassium iodide - any information?
Replies: 7
Views: 5647

Re: Iodum - Potassium iodide - any information?

Was told by a US Navy Oral Surgeon--currently serving--thatTincture of Iodine was commonly used for skin prep and as an antiseptic during WW2, but that because of a significant number of allergic-type reactions, it had eventually been replaced by other substances. Tincture of Iodine used to be in mo...
by LOSMP
Sun Feb 27, 2011 03:57
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Info on 324th Med. Bn.
Replies: 7
Views: 6370

Re: Info on 324th Med. Bn.

Have you checked army publications? There's this text "One regimental aid station, short of transportation, abandoned its equipment to fill its truck with patients. A 99th Division infantry battalion, withdrawing from a nearly surrounded position on 17 December, discovered that it had a dozen o...
by LOSMP
Wed Feb 16, 2011 01:49
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Life Blood booklet
Replies: 2
Views: 3074

Re: Life Blood booklet

by LOSMP
Tue Jan 18, 2011 03:26
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 156654

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Ben wrote: "In preparing another Unit History for the website, I have been able to add the following entry to the database: 49632 - 108th Evacuation Hospital" And that's the number on the upright crate in your picture, appearing in your Unit History of the 24th Evac. The picture is about h...
by LOSMP
Wed Jan 12, 2011 17:08
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Researching my Father's Past
Replies: 5
Views: 4274

Re: Researching my Father's Past

Question: "My Father's letters indicate that he was brought back to England for surgery and follow up care. His letters have 4132nd Hospital Plant (APO 62) and 4167th Hospital Plant (APO 514-A). In searching your site I don't see much information on Hospital Plants or what Hospitals were part o...
by LOSMP
Sun Dec 19, 2010 17:37
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Oxygen therapy in WWII
Replies: 6
Views: 4557

Re: Oxygen therapy in WWII

Here's a copy of the MTO surgery book online http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/OrthoMed/default.htm And here's a resuscitation story which includes nasal administration of oxygen: From this book: http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/wwii/surgeryinwwii/frontmatter.htm Here: http://histo...

Go to advanced search

 

cron