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May 1943. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. "Encased in a body and leg cast, this soldier must have constant care. Second Lieutenant Frances Bullock, Army nurse, helps him to a drink of fruit juice." Medium format nitrate negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.