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September 2, 1944


JAMA. 1944;126(1):34-37. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850360036015

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ARMY  INVESTIGATION OF JAPANESE MEDICAL DEPOTS ON BIAK ISLANDCaptain Earl W. Schafer Squadron Flight Surgeon MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATESIn a previous report I submitted information concerning an investigation of Japanese medical depots at a recently evacuated air strip in New Guinea. On the beachhead at Biak Island I had the opportunity to investigate four Japanese medical depots. At this time the Japs were still holding the air strips on the island.The depots were situated along a road leading from the beach and were in the most part intact. They were large huts with a thatched roof and metal sides. The supplies were all in wooden packing cases stacked neatly in piles.In the previous report a

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