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The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War


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The Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine has completed its digitization of all fifteen volumes of The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War. URLs to each volume are noted below.

Well done to Otis Chief Archivist Michael Rhode and his staff for this accomplishment and tremendous contribution to the publicly-available body of knowledge now available to researchers of the 1914-1918 period.

Learn more about the Otis Historical Archives at:http://www.nmhm.washingtondc.museum/collec...s/archives.html

...and/or contact Michael Rhode directly at:

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

Washington, DC 20306-6000

202-782-2212; FAX 202-782-3573Michael.Rhode@us.army.mil

http://nmhm.washingtondc.museumhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/99129398@N00 and http://www.flickr.com/photos/7438870@N04/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/22719239@N04/ - favorite photos from the Archives staff -------

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV1 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 1: The Surgeon General's Office (1923)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV2 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 2: Administration American Expeditionary Forces (1927)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV3 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 3: Finance and Supply (1928)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV4 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 4: Activities Concerning Mobilization Camps and Ports of Embarkation (1928)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV5 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 5: Military Hospitals in the United States (1923)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV6 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 6: Sanitation (1926)

http://www.archive.org/details/W1ArmyMedDeptHistV7 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 7: Training (1926)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV8 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 8: Field Operations (1925)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV9 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 9: Communicable and Other Diseases (1928)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV10 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 10: Neuropsychiatry (1929)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV11-1 The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 11: Surgery; Part One, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery (1927)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV11-2 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 11: Surgery; Part Two (1924)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV12 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 12:Pathology of the Acute Respiratory Diseases, and of Gas Gangrene Following War Wounds (1929)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV13 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 13: Part 1, Physical Reconstruction and Vocational Education; Part 2, The Army Nurse Corps (1927)

http://www.archive.org/checkin/WW1ArmyMedDeptHist_V14 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 14: Medical Aspects of Gas Warfare(1926)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV15-1 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 15: Statistics; Part One Army Anthropology (1921)

http://www.archive.org/details/WW1ArmyMedDeptHistV15-2 - The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War volume 15: Part 2, Medical and Casualty Statistics (1925

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Thanks for posting this, Chris. Years ago a member of the staff of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology gave a talk to a Civil War Roundtable I belonged to. He brought a collection of bones and skulls which he passed around the room for us to handle, an odd experience to say the least. In many cases he knew who the bones belonged to, the hospital where the man had been and the name of the surgeon who had done the amputation.

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There is a current TV crime/police/Quincy type series called'Bones' & the path lab/coroners day job at the Uni is identifying WW1 soldiers from their remains(repatriated & dug up from Arlington or from storage,I dunno).

Is this policy,Pete?

The i.d.ing,I mean.

Dave.

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Not that I know of. There's a DoD organization in Hawaii called the Central Identification Laboratory that identifies the remains of G.I.s using a variety of techniques--DNA, dental characteristics, personal effects, etc. These days they mainly do Vietnam conflict, Korean War and WW II remains. The U.S. Army Medical Department has a long-running feud with DoD over having its personnel used to identify remains; the AMEDD feels its mission is for the living.

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