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Did CCS's have individual specialities in treating specific types of wounds i.e. head,stomach,gas etc ? Or were soldiesrs accepted on a random basis ?

I ask the same question in relation to the ADS,s prior to the wounded moving on to the clearing stations further rearwards ?

Finally if they did specialise what treatments did 'Bandeghem','Mendighem' and 'Dosinghem' specialise in ?

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During the early part of the war at least, it seems casualty clearing stations took anyone and anything. If it was to much for ADS to deal with I doubt there was time or transport available to send men anywhere other than the nearest CCS.

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This was posted by a forum member some time ago.

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Hello Cooky

As was the case with Mendinghem etc at Proven, many CCSs were grouped close together, often in threes, to allow a measure of specialisation especially at times of heavy action. You might call it a rudimentary form of early triage.

I beleve that some CCSs specialised in certain conditions, e.g. venereal disease, but generally speaking specialist treatment centres would have been general or stationary hospitals. A CCS was by definition a centre for CLEARING patients for onward transmission (as patients' conditions allowed) to the hospitals at the bases.

Ron

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Do we know the date?

Of the piece Hazel posted? It is 3rd Ypres medical arrangements.

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You're welcome - if I recall correctly, this was for the battle itself and superseded a previous evacuation chain that had been in place before the battle.

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