Medical Museum, 2nd Surgical Hospital
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National Museum of Health and Medicine, USAMRMC Silver Spring United States
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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.
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