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Aid Station

 
 
Aid Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Aid Station Marker
Inscription. The Army Medical Department that served in France was the best equipped and trained Medical Department up to that time. Trained enlisted aid men were attached to each company in a division and provided immediate care and evacuated the wounded to an aid station. From these stations the wounded were shipped to hospitals in the rear. Medical innovations such as surgery performed under antiseptic conditions, x-ray of wounds, patient to patient blood transfusions, and vaccination against tetanus dramatically improved a Soldier’s chance of recovery. In fact 93% of Soldiers who were wounded and received care survived.

Our men lay in Shell-holes scattered over the entire are of advance… The medical men accompanied the assault waves and worked every minute administering first aid and getting the seriously wounded to the rear… The triage hospitals had received that day ten officers and 493 men… There was a far larger number of slightly wounded who refused to quit their posts.
Notes from the History of the Fifth Division, A.E.F.
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.4′ N, 77° 9.483′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from

Aid Station entrance image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Aid Station entrance
Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post of Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Splinter Proof (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mortar Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Sniper's Nest (within shouting distance of this marker); No Man's Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Gun Post (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the World War I Trench System Exhibit (within shouting distance of this marker); The Front (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
More about this marker. Part of the Meet Pvt. Kyler/ World War I Trench System Exhibit.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, World I
 
Insert - Evacuating a casualty image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
3. Insert - Evacuating a casualty
Insert - Bringing in a casualty image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
4. Insert - Bringing in a casualty
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 5, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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