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General Studies

 

The Evolution of Preventive Medicine in the United States Army, 1607-1939

 

The Demands of Humanity: Army Medical Disaster Relief

 

Women in the Army Medical Department in World War II

 

The Armed Forces Epidemiological Board

 

 

The Histories of the Commissions

 

 

Its First Fifty Years

 

Tabulating Equipment and Army Medical Statistics

Army Hospitals

 

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

 

 

Walter Reed General Hospital during World War I

Histories of the AMEDD Corps

 

Army Medical Specialist Corps (through 1961)

 

The History of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps

Army Medical Department 1775-1818

 

The Army Medical Department 1775-1818

 

The Medical Department of the United States Army from 1775 to 1873 by Harvey E. Brown, Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army

 

Medical Men in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by Louis C. Duncun

Army Medical Department 1818-1865

 

The Medical Department of the United States Army from 1775 to 1873 by Harvey E. Brown, Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army

 

The Mexican War 1846-1848

   

U.S. Army Casualty Statistics of The War with Mexico, 1846-1848

 

The Army Medical Department 1818-1865

 

Civil War 1861-1865

   

Jonathan Letterman

   

  Medical Recollections of the Army of the Potomac by Jonathan Letterman, M.D.

   

  Memoir of Jonathan Letterman, M.D. by Lt. Colonel Bennett A. Clements

   

Letterman Report, July-December 1862

   

Gettysburg

   

Chickamauga

   

Thesis: A Study of the Medical Support to the Union and Confederate Armies During   the Battle of Chickamauga: Lessons and Implications for Today's U.S. Army Medical   Department Leaders by David A. Rubenstein

Army Medical Department 1865-1917

 

The Spanish-American War

 

The Medical Department of the United States Army from 1775 to 1873 by Harvey E. Brown, Assistant Surgeon, U.S. Army

 

The Army Medical Department 1865-1917

 

China Relief Expedition 1900-1901

   

Reports of Chief Surgeons

 

The U.S. Army Medical Department in the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

The First World War

 

Report of the Chief Surgeon, Headquarters, Services of Supply, American Expeditionary Forces, 28 February 1919

 

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War (The Official History Series)

   

Series Preface

   

Volume I: The Surgeon General's Office

   

Volume II:  Administration American Expeditionary Forces

   

Volume III: Finance & Supply 2, Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War

   

Volume IV: Activities Concerning Mobilization Camps and Ports of Embarkation

   

Volume V: Military Hospitals in the United States

   

Volume VII: The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War

   

Volume VIII: Field Operations

   

Volume IX: Communicable and Other Diseases

   

Volume X: Neuropsychiatry

   

Volume XI: Surgery

   

  Section I: General Surgery

   

  Section II: Orthopedic Surgery

   

  Section III: Neurosurgery

   

Vol XII: Pathology of the Acute Respiratory Diseases, and of Gas Gangrene Following War Wounds

   

VOL XIII: Physical Reconstruction and Vocational Education, Part I; Army Nurse Corps Part II

   

VOL XIV: Medical Aspects of Gas Warfare

   

Divisional Medical Service in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)

 

War Casualties: Their Relation to Medical Service and Replacements

 

African-American Dental Surgeons and the U.S. Army Dental Corps: A Struggle for Acceptance, 1901-1919

 

Walter Reed General Hospital during World War I

 

INFLUENZA - The U.S. Army Medical Department and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

 

Yanks in the King's Forces: American Physicians serving with the British Expeditionary Force During World War I, by Michael Rauer; Edited by Dr. Sanders Marble, Office of Medical History, Office of The Surgeon General, United States Army PDF document

 

The Dental Service

 

 

Excerpt from The Medical Department in the World War, Volume I, The Surgeon General's Office, Chapter IV, Dental Division

 

 

The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, Volume II, Administration American Expeditionary Forces, Chapter VI

 

 

Dental Bulletin Supplement to the Army Medical Bulletin, Volume 10, No. 1 (January 1939), The Diary of a Dental Officer

 

 

Excerpt from the United States Army in the World War 1917-1919, Reports of the Commander-In-Chief, Staff Sections and Services, Volume 15, History of the Dental Service, A.E.F.

 

Thesis: MEDICAL SUPPORT FOR THE AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES IN FRANCE DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR by Jonathan H. Jaffin, United States Army

 

Finance & Supply 2, Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, Volume 3

 

The Veterinary Service

 

 

Excerpt from The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, Volume I: The Surgeon General's Office, Chapter V, Veterinary Division

   

Excerpt from The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War, Volume II: Administration American Expeditionary Forces, Chapter XX, The Veterinary Service

   

Excerpt from The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919, Reports of the Commander-in-Chief, Staff Sections and Services, Volume 15, "History of Veterinary Corps, A.E.F., August 24, 1918 to March 1, 1919."

   

Guide for the Use of Officers of the Veterinary Corps Medical Department, U. S. Army. Washington: Office of Surgeon General

   

Regulations Governing the Army Veterinary Service (Special Regulations No. 70). Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918

Army Medical Department 1918-1941

 

Learning from the War: An Analysis of the Wartime Experiences of the AEF's Medical Department

 

Walter D. Vail & the History of the U.S. Army Dental Corps

The Second World War

 

Special Subjects

   

Standards of Casualty Care

   

Women in the Army Medical Department in World War II

   

Enemy Prisoners of War

   

Combat Psychiatry

   

Developments in Military Medicine During the Administration of Surgeon General Norman T. Kirk

 

Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II

 

 

Administrative Series

   

    Medical Service in the Mediterranean and Minor Theaters

   

    Medical Training in World War II

   

    Medical Supply in World War II

   

    Organization and Administration in World War II

   

    Personnel in World War II

   

Clinical Series

   

   Internal Medicine in World War II Series

 

      Volume I: Activities of Medical Consultants

 

      Volume II: Infectious Diseases

 

      Volume III: Infectious Diseases and General Medicine

 

   Neuropsychiatry in World War II

 

      Volume I: Zone of Interior

 

   Preventive Medicine in World War II Series

 

      Volume III: Personal Health Measures and Immunizations

 

      Volume IV: Communicable Diseases: Transmitted Chiefly through Respiratory and Alimentary Tracts

 

      Volume V: Communication Diseases: Transmitted Through Contact or By Unknown Means

 

      Volume VI: Communicable Diseases: Malaria

 

      Volume VIII: Civil Affairs/Military Government Public Health Activities

 

      Enemy Prisoners of War, Chapter VI extracted from Volume IX, Special Fields

 

      The Army Immunization Program (Chapter 8 Excerpt from Vol. III, Personal Health Measures and Immunization)

 

   Surgery in World War II Series

 

      Activities of Surgical Consultants, Volume I

 

      Activities of Surgical Consultants, Volume II

 

      General Surgery, Volume II

 

      Orthopedic Surgery in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations

 

      Orthopedic Surgery in the European Theater of Operations

 

      Physiologic Effects of Wounds

 

      Thoracic Surgery, Volume I

 

      Thoracic Surgery, Volume II

 

      Vascular Surgery

 

   The Technical Services

 

      The Medical Department: Hospitalization and Evacuation, Zone of Interior

 

   Miscellaneous Series

 

      A History of the United States Army Dental Service in World War II

 

      Blood Program in World War II

 

      Cold Injury, Ground Type

 

      United States Army Veterinary Service in World War II

 

      Wound Ballistics

 

Theaters

 

Africa and Middle East Theaters

 

Atlantic Defense Areas

 

China-Burma-India/India-Burma/China Theaters

 

   Crisis Fleeting

 

European Theater of Operations

 

   Battle of the Bulge

 

   Hϋrtgen Forest

 

   Battle for Schmidt

 

      Objective Schmidt from Three Battles by Charles B. MacDonald

 

   Operation OVERLORD

 

   Operation MARKET-GARDEN

 

   Medical Section, First U.S. Army

 

      20 October 1943 to 31 July 1944

 

      1 August 1944 to 22 February 1945

 

      23 February 1945 to 8 May 1945

 

From the Roer to the Elbe with the 1st Medical Group

 

3d Auxiliary Surgical Group, 1944

 

      General Surgical Team No. 14

 

      Surgical Team No. 16

 

      Surgical Team No. 20 (Airborne Surgical Team No. 1, 101st Airborne Division)

 

1st Infantry Division, Annual Report of Division Surgeon, 1944

 

82nd Airborne Division, Annual Report of the Division Surgeon, 1944

 

99th Infantry Division

 

101st Airborne Division, Annual Report of the Division Surgeon, 1944

 

67th Evacuation Hospital

 

53d Medical Battalion

 

61st Medical Battalion, Annual Report for 1944

 

180th Medical Battalion

 

134th Medical Group

 

326th Airborne Medical Company, 101st Airborne Division

 

643d Medical Clearing Company, 1944--D Day

 

Interview with Major Albert J. Crandall, M.C., 3d Auxiliary Surgical Group

 

North African-Mediterranean Theater of Operations

 

The Medical Department: Medical Service in the Mediterranean and Minor Theaters

 

      Medical Service in the Atlantic Defense Areas

 

      Army Medical Service in Africa and the Middle East

 

Orthopedic Surgery in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations

 

Pacific Ocean Area

 

Central Pacific

 

      Interview with COL Paul H. Streit, M.C., Surgeon, Central Pacific Base Command

 

Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA) Theater

 

Preventive Medicine

 

Papuan Campaign

 

Portable Surgical Hospitals

 

      3d Portable Surgical Hospital

 

Interview with LTC William J. Shaw, M.C., Division Surgeon, 41st Infantry Division

 

Unit Histories

 

 

1st Infantry Division - Annual Report of Medical Department Activities 1944

   

67th Evacuation Hospital

Cold War

 

A Decade of Progress: The United States Army Medical Department 1959-1969

 

U.S. Army Europe

   

Berlin

   

   279th Station Hospital

   

      Annual Report for 1945

   

      8 May 1945 to 30 September 1945

   

      1 October 1945 to 31 December 1945

The Korean War

   

Battle Casualties in Korea: Studies of the Surgical Research Team, Volume I, The Systemic Response to Injury

   

Battle Casualties in Korea: Studies of the Surgical Research Team, Volume II, Tools for Resuscitation

   

Battle Casualties in Korea: Studies of the Surgical Research Team, Volume III, The Battle Wound: Clinical Experiences

   

Battle Casualties in Korea: Studies of the Surgical Research Team, Volume IV, Post-traumatic Renal Insufficiency

   

Battle Casualties and Medical Statistics: U.S. Army Experience in the Korean War

   

The Blood, Plasma, and Related Programs in the Korean War

   

Recent Advances in Medicine and Surgery Based on Professional Medical Experiences in Japan and Korea 1950-1953 Vol I

   

Recent Advances in Medicine and Surgery Based on Professional Medical Experiences in Japan and Korea 1950-1953 Vol II

   

Unit Histories

   

Task Force Smith:

   

   Interview with Col Edwin L. Overholt, Medical Corps

   

   Interview with Col Raymond E. "Bodie" Adams, Medical Service Corps

   

   Reminiscence:  Sgt. Ezra Phil Burke, NCOIC, Medical Platoon, Task Force Smith

The Vietnam War

 

Unit Histories

 

Orthopedic Surgery in Vietnam

 

Dust Off: Army Aeromedical Evacuation in Vietnam

 

Medical Support of the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1965-1970

 

Internal Medicine In Vietnam

   

Volume I, Skin Diseases in Vietnam, 1965-72

   

Volume II, General Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Contingency Operations

 

The Role of the Army Medical Service in the Dominican Republic Crisis of 1965

Army Aeromedical Medical Evacuation

Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

 

Introduction

 

AMEDD in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Operation Noble Eagle

 

SOLDIERS TO THE RESCUE: The Medical Response to the Pentagon Attack

 

A Time for Reflection

 

Doctor describes 9/11 response

 

Chief Nurse describes 9/11 response

 

Nurse turns back to aid patients

 

Medic describes 9/11 response

 

Lab Tech describes 9/11 response

Operation Iraqi Freedom

 

In Their Own Words: The 498th Air Ambulance Company in Iraq, 2003 PDF document