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Doctors Train Too

Doctors in a field operating room
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Irwin Hoffman; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 30H X 36W
Accession #: 88-159-GG as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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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.

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Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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