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[Officers' and Nurses' Mess, Camp Hospital 28, Nevers, France 1918]

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Creation: 1918-12-28

The American Expeditionary Forces depended upon regular train service and hospitals were positioned near major railroad junctions. Nevers, 150 miles south of Paris, was a central supply depot for matériel, veterinary hospitals and hospitals. Officers at front table include left to right: Dr. Witt, Unknown, Dr. Dixon, Dr. McKinney and Dr. McCabe. One officer recalled “We had over 17,000 shattered bones to mend, over 3,500 arms and legs to amputate and 20 times that many to save.”

Title

[Officers' and Nurses' Mess, Camp Hospital 28, Nevers, France 1918]

Date

Creation: 1918-12-28

Description

The American Expeditionary Forces depended upon regular train service and hospitals were positioned near major railroad junctions. Nevers, 150 miles south of Paris, was a central supply depot for matériel, veterinary hospitals and hospitals. Officers at front table include left to right: Dr. Witt, Unknown, Dr. Dixon, Dr. McKinney and Dr. McCabe. One officer recalled “We had over 17,000 shattered bones to mend, over 3,500 arms and legs to amputate and 20 times that many to save.”

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Black-and-white photographs

Source

Vanderbilt History Files: Series 2, Folder 8, Image 16

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Eskind_VUMC-WW1-Hospital_Mess-1918.jpg

Citation

“[Officers' and Nurses' Mess, Camp Hospital 28, Nevers, France 1918],” Gallery, accessed September 26, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/783.