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Minerva Jacket

A man in a body cast is sitting on a bed smoking a cigarette
Description: Painting, Oil on Canvas; by Joseph Hirsch; C. 1943; Framed Dimensions 43H X 33W
Accession #: 88-159-FI as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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This device is a Minerva jacket. The boy fell from a gun turret, dislocating a vertebra in his neck. The plaster cast is lined with black felt to prevent body sores at Aiea Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor.

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  • Art
Wars & Conflicts
  • World War II 1939-1945
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