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On the Double

Two navy corpsmen running with stretchers
Description: Drawing, Wash on Paper; by Joseph Hirsch; 1943; Framed Dimensions 31H X 39W
Accession #: 88-159-FN as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Seldom waiting for the cry of "Medic!," the Navy's litter bearers attached to battalion aid stations serving the Marine Corps are to be found in the thick of every shore engagement in which the latter fights. Thanks in part to such men as those pictured here, 97 out of every 100 Americans wounded in World War II conflict are saved from death. These corpsmen carry morphine, plasma, and sulfa drugs as a part of their regular equipment.                        

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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