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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

Carlos Andreson (1905-1978)

 

Electron Microscope
Carlos Andreson # 17
Oil on canvas, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-Q

 

These Navy research men are viewing deadly types of viruses magnified more than 30,000 times. Some organisms may be seen in their structural forms, a feat impossible before the development of the electron microscope.

 

Medical Photography
Carlos Andreson #1
Oil on canvas, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-A

 

The progress of this patient's recovery is being recorded by photography. Photographs of his leg injury and the phases of its healing will serve as a valuable record.

 

Testing Marching Stamina
Carlos Andreson #16
Oil on canvas, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-P

 

A Marine with full marching equipment is walking on a treadmill that can be moved from to twenty miles an hour. His physical reaction to this hike will be studied by Navy medical scientists

 

Serology
Carlos Andreson #2
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-B

 

The Navy medical man and WAVE assistants pictured here are preparing blood for study in the serology laboratory. The apparatus in the left foreground separates the solids from the fluids of the blood by centrifugal force.

 

Medical Art in the Navy
Carlos Andreson #13
Oil on canvas, 1945
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-M

 

Here, in the art department of a naval hospital, is a group at work on many projects, including cartoon animation, cartography, and technical drawings of bacteria and diseased tissues. The technical skills and fine craftsmanship of these artists are invaluable aides to medical research and study.

 

Ship's Store
Carlos Andreson #8
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-H

 

Here convalescing Navy men (and their visitors) can get a snack or light meal at a modern soda fountain. Here also, many articles of merchandise are offered for sale to servicemen. This large colorful room is a relaxing place for patients, members of the staff, and visitors who may wish to chat or listen to the radio.

 

Galley
Carlos Andreson #7
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-G

 

 Here is shown part of the vast galley, or hospital kitchen, with its batteries of pressure cookers, soup kettles, and ranges. Thousands of meals are prepared here each day and the kitchen is able to supply all special dietary requirements.

 

Red Cross Library Service
Carlos Andreson #4
Charcoal, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-D

 
To patients who are confined to their beds or who are unable to leave their wards, this traveling library, manned by the Red Cross Grey Lady, is a welcome sight.

 

U.S.O. Show
Carlos Andreson #9
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-I

 

On one of two evenings a week, patients, students, and staff members of the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland are treated to various forms of entertainment. This vaudeville skit is being furnished by a U.S.O. group which is giving the audience a lively evening.

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Online Exhibits that feature Carlos Andreson's work
Navy Medical Art of the Abbott Collection

 

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22 June 2000