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Sick Bay

Five men are relaxing on bunks on a ship
Description: Drawing, Pen and Ink on Paper; by Joseph Hirsch; C. 1943; Framed Dimension 25H X 31W
Accession #: 88-159-FU as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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Miniature hospitals onboard ship abound in the U.S. fleet. Resembling hospital wards ashore except for the double-tiered bunks, they are known as "sick bay" quiet inlets, away from the normal tide of ship activities, where the wounded and ill are treated amid the drug odors and paraphernalia that mark hospital wards everywhere.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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