Navy Medical Art of the Abbott Collection

 

 

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Arriving for the Best of Medical Care
Carlos Andreson #14
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-N


A naval patient being removed from a streamlined ambulance to a large base hospital by two corpsmen and the chauffeur. Here the seaman will receive the finest possible care and treatment.


Hubbard Hydrotherapy Tank
Carlos Andreson #15
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-O


In this device, victims of joint injuries, paralysis, arthritis, and other ailments are effectively treated. The warmth of the water relaxes muscle spasms, and the size and shape of the tank permit the patient, with the aid of corpsmen, to perform prescribed exercises.


Naval Pharmacists
Carlos Andreson #10
Watercolor, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-J


With the assistance of WAVES, these naval pharmacists fill hundreds of prescriptions each day. The pharmacists' responsibilities, which involve the well-being and recovery of thousands of patients, is discharged with the utmost efficiency.


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.


Blood Donors
Carlos Andreson #3
Charcoal , 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-C


Certain periods at this naval hospital have been set aside for members who wish to donate a pint of their blood. In every naval category, from apprentice seamen to the highest ranking officers, there are many who gladly give their blood.


Hospital Ward
Carlos Andreson #5
Charcoal, 1943
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-E


This is one of the many spacious and modern wards in a naval hospital which can accommodate as many as 1,200 patients. Many states of the Union are represented by the patients in every ward. The recuperating men recover in an atmosphere of cleanliness and efficiency. For those who wish to listen to the radio, earphones are installed.


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.


Medical Art in the Navy
Carlos Andreson #1
3 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.



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