I cannot speak from the perspective of a medic, but my impression is of a Nurse with the 48th Surgical/128th Evacuation Hospital. These are some of their statistics. During the 1st year of combat from 11/8/42 to 11/8/43 in North Africa they treated and handled 21,305 patients. 2500 of them were malaria, 4000 had surgery, 2586 of the surgery cases had a post mortality rate of 1.7%. The final count after 31 months in combat in the MTO and the ETO the hospital handled 70,000 patients. Over 52,000 recieved hospital care from the unit. 21,200 were admitted for surgical service and the post operative mortality rate was 1.08%. During Operation Torch in North Africa the 48th Surgical took patients directly from the Battalion Aid Station. During the ETO they had been redesignated the 128th Evacuation Hospital of which was mostly their function, although at certain times they functioned as a Station Hospital. The most common injuries seen from the Aid Stations in North Africa, the hospital performed abdominal laporatomies, many amputations, sucking chest wounds, bullet removal & shell casings, and 1 mine removal which was unexploded and in a soldier. I do not know if this helps at all, but just some thoughts. Maybe someone else can give you more information.