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December 19, 1953


JAMA. 1953;153(16):1466. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940330050018

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46th Surgical Hospital in Korea.—  With the cessation of combat casualties, the 46th Army Surgical Hospital now operates on a semipeacetime status, while remaining constantly combat ready at the same time. The preoperative section of the hospital is now filled with beds. Sick call, of secondary importance when shooting was in progress four months ago, now handles thousands of patients a month. In surgery, where doctors worked on a 24 hour basis during hostilities, doctors now concentrate on routine surgery of a voluntary nature. In the medical section, usually filled to capacity, soldiers are receiving some of the best care in Korea. Movies and increased Red Cross facilities make life happier for patients at the hospital. The x-ray machines are being operated from dawn to dark. The neurosurgical section is active, since the 46th Army Surgical Hospital is one of only two Army surgical hospitals in Korea with equipment

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