Navy Medical Art of the Abbott Collection

 

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Out of the Firing Line
David Stone Martin #9
Watercolor, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories


Training at the Naval Medical Field Service School at Camp Lejeune to administer rapid and efficient first aid to Marine wounded, hospital corpsmen find one of their most difficult and dangerous duties will be removal of casualties from the battlefield. These corpsmen move a "wounded" man across the sandy dunes of a practice beachhead, carefully low to avoid enemy fire.


Corpsman at Rest
David Stone Martin #11
Watercolor, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-IL


Relaxing after an exhausting maneuver at the Navy's Medical Field Service School at Camp Lejeune this hospital corpsman waits the call to the next "action."


Mercy Jeep
David Stone Martin #1
Ink, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories 88-159-IB


Addition of a superstructure and a word of caution to the drivers transforms a jeep into an ambulance. Usually driven at top speed on the front, they are piloted more carefully when transporting wounded. This one was portrayed at Camp Lejeune.


Flow of Life
David Stone Martin #10
Ink, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-IK


Offsetting the deadly effects of shock and the loss of blood, plasma pours into the veins of a "casualty" during training activities.


First Aid to the Fallen
Irwin Hoffman #2
Oil on canvas, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-FX


Accompanying the first wave of troops to the beach, Navy hospital corpsmen in training at Camp Lejeune "inject" morphine and affix a tag to one of the "casualties" of the landing operations.


Battlefield Samaritans
Irwin Hoffman #12
Oil on canvas, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-GH


While one Navy hospital corpsman bandages the wounded arm of a "casualty" another holds a lighted cigarette to his mouth during maneuvers at Camp Lejeune.


Doctors Train Too
Irwin Hoffman #11
Oil on canvas, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-GG


A group of officers in the Navy Medical Corps undergo training at the Naval Medical Field Service School, Camp Lejeune to adapt themselves to front line conditions. These men conduct an "operation" by flashlight in a shack duplicating the rough " surgical room" set up in a shack at Guadalcanal during the seizure of the Solomons.


Ready for Duty
Irwin Hoffman #1
Oil on canvas, circa 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-FW


In training at Camp Lejeune, a Navy corpsman poses for this portrait wearing his full field kit and toting his stretcher. Inside the kits are many of the latest aids for treating the wounded.



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