Record of Patient 2146 at the Harvard University Service,
American Ambulance Hospital, June 1915.

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Title

Record of Patient 2146 at the Harvard University Service,
American Ambulance Hospital, June 1915.

Subject

American Ambulance Hospital.
Medicine, Military.
Surgery, Military.
World War, 1914-1918.

Description

Over 2000 detailed records of patients treated by the Harvard Unit at Neuilly have been preserved along with photographs and X-rays. Patient 2146 had a perforating shrapnel wound of the upper right arm followed by gas gangrene--the first such patient treated by the Harvard unit personnel, according to Elliott Carr Cutler's journal. Cutler amputated the right arm below the shoulder; the patient survived the surgery but died several days later of cardiac failure.

Source

American Ambulance, Harvard Unit, Records, nos. 206-2248, 1915.

Date Created

1915-06

Format

text

Extent

1 typewritten page.

Language

English.

Type

text

Identifier

E 4, v. 9

Provenance

Gift of Dr. Robert B. Greenough to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1917.

Files

0003932_dref.jpg

Citation

“Record of Patient 2146 at the Harvard University Service,
American Ambulance Hospital, June 1915.,” OnView, accessed February 25, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17914.

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