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Army Angel: 1943

Army Angel: 1943

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.

 

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Not My Mother and Father

But my mother did meet my father when he was hospitalized at Walter Reed in 1943 with war-related injuries.

Not just the headphones

The other significant improvement was to cast material. For that matter, full body casts are just about unheard of these days.

Headset

If there's one thing that has improved greatly since then, it the headphones. Those old metal things were torture. Modern plastic rules!

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