Accession Number:

AD1067791

Title:

Medical Museum, 2nd Surgical Hospital

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Open Access

Corporate Author:

National Museum of Health and Medicine, USAMRMC Silver Spring United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

When his unit, the 2nd Surgical Hospital MA, was established at An Khe in January 1966, MAJ Rich began collecting retrieved foreign bodies along with documentation of the wound. A museum displaying these objects was established at one end of the operating room Quonset hut. During Richs tour of duty, there were 324 cases where the patient was wounded by a punji stick, representing 38 percent wounds because of hostile action.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE