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November 18, 1950


JAMA. 1950;144(12):1012. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120036017

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Secretary of Defense 

Medical Team Overcomes Major Problems in Korea  The X Corps medical team, from litter bearer to hospital surgeon, established new records in caring for the wounded of the Inchon invasion and the liberation of Seoul in Korea. Unable to land suitable hospital facilities for the first phase of the Inchon operation, the X Corps used the hospital ship Consolation for the first casualties, while some of the group "set up shop" on land. According to Col. Alvin L. Gorby, Palo Alto, Calif., chief surgeon of the corps, within 24 hours after the Kimpo airfield was in friendly hands, wounded men were being evacuated by air to receive prompt attention in hospitals in Tokyo, and then, with amazing speed, the 121st Evacuation Hospital came ashore with all the necessary equipment. In a few days this unit, commanded by Lieut. Col. Stuart I. Draper, Del Rio, Texas, had

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