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Historical Essay

Reform of Military Hospitals

How One Woman Changed Wisconsin During the Civil War

Discover how Cordelia Harvey's mission to reform hospitals during the Civil War would change Wisconsin forever.

Date: 1954 

Description: Woman on crutches entering the front office of the uranium tunnel to receive a uranium treatment. Several men sitting in front of the storefront on benches...

Date: 1931-09-11 

Description: Alfred Deering, who received a wound to the head, during the Doylestown bank robbery

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Survivors of a Viet Cong attack on the village of Vinh Quoi wait on or with stretchers for a helicopter medical evacuation in a grassy field.

Date: 1948-11-28 

Description: Valera Widener and her children: Norma (on her lap), Franklin (left), and Lyall (right), in Baron Brothers Department Store drinking milk provided by the E...

Date: 1950 

Description: Smokey Bear cub receives treatment from Dr. Edwin J. Smith of Santa Fe, for burns he suffered in a forest fire.

Date: 1957-08 

Description: An Algerian Red Crescent (Red Cross equivalent) worker bandages a National Liberation Front member's chest outdoors. He wears a Red Crescent arm band to id...

Date: 1945-10-01 

Description: Private First Class George Bebbington, who was wounded in Iwo Jima, rests at the St. Albans Naval Hospital in the United States. He is smiling and relaxing...

Date: 1958 

Description: 26th of July Movement soldiers resting by a cliff in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Vilma Espin in center.

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Description: Marine Franklin Hofele sits aboard the USS "Samaritan" with injuries.

Date: 1931-09-11 

Description: Portrait of W.J. Baw Doylestown Bank robbery gunshot victim who was shot through the wrist as he attempted, with only a brick as a weapon, to attack one of...

Date: 1936-09 

Description: Beryl Markham, a former Kenyan bush pilot, waves to the crowd as she arrives at Floyd Bennett Field in New York. She had just completed the first solo east...

Date: 1944 ca.

Description: Treasury Design, title and number unknown. The poster features a bleeding soldier being carried off a battlefield on a stretcher by four other soldiers.

Photograph

Woman on Stretcher

Date: 1962 

Description: Vietnamese woman on a stretcher being carried to a helicopter for medical evacuation. The woman was injured during a Viet Cong raid on the village of Vinh...

Date: 1945-06-07 

Description: Group portrait of Red Cross sponsored group, "Parlor Tricks", who entertain convalescent patients in the Army Air Force's regional hosptial at Truax Field....

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Amputees

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Description: A carte-de-visite of John Schmit, Freddy Hill, Leland Fay and George Schmit, who were frozen on the night of March 10th and 11th, 1876, on the Green Bay an...

Photograph

Alexis St. Martin

Date:  date unknown

Description: Alexis St. Martin at the age of 81 years.

Date: 1945 

Description: Private first class, John W. Hood wearing dogtags smiles after a blood transfusion on the USS Samaritan in Iwo Jima. He is bandaged and is holding a...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: A woman with a badge marked "Bell Telephone System" holds a telephone cradle while handing a wounded marine a telephone receiver. The marine is lying in be...

Date: 1948-11-28 

Description: Bertha Atkinson, Baron Brothers Department Store buyer, fits a bootie on Norma Widener, 11-months old, being held by her mother Valera Widener. In the fore...

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