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Johns Hopkins Hospital Nurses in World War I, wearing gas masks, 1918

J.M.T. Finney, MD, FACS, and AEF Base Hospital No. 18 in WWI(0)

January 4, 2019

Dr. Finney’s leadership as Director of Base Hospital No. 18 during World War I is the focus of this month’s column.

AMEDD advance gas aid station

The U.S. medical response to gas warfare in World War I

The evolution of treating chemical-related wartime casualties, specifically gas-related injuries, starting with World War I, is detailed.

ACS Archives

The College, surgeons, and the Great War

Highlights the College’s efforts to prepare its American Fellows to treat patients during World War I.

Franklin Martin, MD, FACS, Founder of the American College of Surgeons

The rescue of Miss Inez Stone

The safe return of a relative of Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, after Germany’s declaration of war on Russia in 1914, is the focus of this month’s column.

Dr. Gillies

The Great War and the evolution of plastic and reconstructive surgery

The early growth of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the influence of World War I military tactics on the development of the specialty, are discussed.


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