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by LOSMP
Sun Dec 19, 2010 17:25
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: Oxygen therapy in WWII
Replies: 6
Views: 6370

Re: Oxygen therapy in WWII

"That's excellent information (as always) Ben. I figured they used nasal catheters, but I would still hope someone on the forum has a WWII era copy of that reference so I can verify that for certain. I would really hope someone has an image of the oxygen devices in question as well. We are work...
by LOSMP
Tue Dec 14, 2010 17:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holiday pictures
Replies: 0
Views: 3417

Holiday pictures

Have you pictures to post, showing the holiday season?

Here's one of Christmas 1944 at the 203rd General Hospital, Paris. French children from an orphanage were brought to the hospital for a Christmas party, and also to visit some patients.

Public domain picture from the National Archives.

Lois
by LOSMP
Wed Oct 27, 2010 04:53
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] 9502100 - Folding Field Dental Chair
Replies: 5
Views: 6120

Re: [REF] 9502100 - Folding Field Dental Chair

Dental supply remained a major issue throughout the war, I think.

And so many companies refitted to make military items during WW2. My 1942 US Navy ship's compass-in-binnacle was made by The Lionel Corporation, better known for its model toy train sets, both before and after the war.

Lois
by LOSMP
Sat Oct 16, 2010 01:29
Forum: For Sale
Topic: is there interest? (CH Stole, etc.)
Replies: 14
Views: 12148

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

Lots of latent patriotism out there right now. They may surprise you.

And if they say no, so what.....thank you anyway, and move on.

Just a personal opinion of course, Lois
by LOSMP
Wed Oct 13, 2010 04:41
Forum: For Sale
Topic: is there interest? (CH Stole, etc.)
Replies: 14
Views: 12148

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

Why not just ask, a lot of military chaplains were pretty down to earth. Am attaching a picture of the Catholic Chaplain of the 203rd General Hospital's jeep. Father Bernard Cremer and his assistant George Langdon named it. You can barely make out the words between the two crosses painted on the win...
by LOSMP
Sun Sep 12, 2010 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myths about WWII Medicine, Medics, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 24628

Re: Myths about WWII Medicine, Medics, etc

For one of those exceptions, see story of Medal of Honor winner, Robert E. Bush.
http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/pers ... r-bush.htm

The citation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Eug ... r_citation

Lois
by LOSMP
Thu Sep 09, 2010 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myths about WWII Medicine, Medics, etc
Replies: 16
Views: 24628

Re: Myths about WWII Medicine, Medics, etc

Jan Herman, the Naval Medical Historian, has made a series of films on Navy Medicine, from Pearl Harbor onward, some of which can be viewed online. One about the Navy Beach Battalions at Normandy can be seen here, http://www.navytv.org/media.cfm?c=139&m=891& Check out the Normandy Chapter I ...
by LOSMP
Thu Jul 15, 2010 00:48
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Food Cabinet??
Replies: 41
Views: 46078

Re: [REF] Food Cabinet??

Another picture of Food Cabinets being heated by steam, in the kitchen area of the 203rd General Hospital, Paris

Lois
by LOSMP
Thu Jul 15, 2010 00:36
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Food Cabinet??
Replies: 41
Views: 46078

Re: [REF] Food Cabinet??

For reference, here's one photo of a Food Cabinet in use at the 203rd General Hospital kitchen in Paris, 9/44-7/45
by LOSMP
Mon May 31, 2010 21:22
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] 202nd Gen Hosp and Camp Cooke
Replies: 22
Views: 30072

Re: [REF] 202nd Gen Hosp and Camp Cooke

Hi, and thanks for the information about the 203rd. There was this Visitor Book entry on the 203rd site in 2007, not long after Ben and Alain were kind enough to put the unit online: "I am researching the family history and William G. Fritsche, an uncle was assigned to the 203d. He was killed i...
by LOSMP
Thu Apr 22, 2010 19:05
Forum: American Events
Topic: National Museum of Health & Medicine
Replies: 4
Views: 9609

Re: National Museum of Health & Medicine

They have a wonderful collection of military/medical photos and films, many online, though they're not indexed in a user-friendly way, or very easily found.

Just a sampling

http://nmhm.washingtondc.museum/news/bs101.html
http://nmhm.washingtondc.museum/news/bs_photo1.html

Lois
by LOSMP
Sun Apr 04, 2010 04:53
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Red Cross POW Parcel
Replies: 7
Views: 5152

Re: Red Cross POW Parcel

There were later post-war kits sent by the Red Cross to European children. These were paper boxes, maybe a foot long with interiors maybe 4 inches in height and width. They were filled with things school children of the time might need, like rulers, pencils, erasers, pads, or chalk, and personal ite...
by LOSMP
Wed Feb 17, 2010 23:17
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192710

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Hi Alain. I only mentioned the origin of that particular picture, to indicate that if the numbers on the wooden crate are indeed a POMS "unit serial number", they might not be the POMS serial number of the 24th EH. I didn't mean to question the labeling or inclusion or anything like that. ...
by LOSMP
Tue Feb 16, 2010 20:30
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings
Replies: 130
Views: 192710

Re: [REF] Preparation for Overseas Movement Markings

Ben, in your new unit history of the 24th Evacuation Hospital, the 4th picture down shows a field laboratory set up in a tent. On the bottom right is a crate marked with numbers, and the top one--49632--looks a lot like the POMS "unit serial number" series. Think that's what it is? The pic...
by LOSMP
Mon Oct 26, 2009 16:11
Forum: Reference Topics
Topic: [REF] 202nd Gen Hosp and Camp Cooke
Replies: 22
Views: 30072

Re: [REF] 202nd Gen Hosp and Camp Cooke

Tell me about it! Here's the equivalent period for the Raymond Poincare Hospital, in Garches, Paris region, where the US Army was the administrator for over a year. Following administration by German forces. As described by the French: "L’année 1941 voit la mise en place d’un service de chirurg...

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