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October 28, 1944


JAMA. 1944;126(9):575-576. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850440047015

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TWENTIETH GENERAL HOSPITAL UNIT WINS HIGH PRAISE  Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, supreme allied commander in southeast Asia, recently presented a plaque to the 20th General Hospital, U. S. Army, in appreciation of treatment he received while suffering from an injury to his eye. Admiral Mountbatten became a patient at the army hospital after his left eyeball was cut by a branch which struck him while he was driving through the jungle on the Ledo front in Burma. During his week at the hospital in Assam Province, India, he was treated by Major Harold G. Scheie, who is credited with saving the sight of the injured eye. The plaque presented to the hospital unit has on its face a decorative design encircled by a border on which are the words "Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia." On the reverse of the plaque are the words "Presented to the

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