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MEDICAL DEPARTMENT 
UNITED STATES ARMY 
IN WORLD WAR II


MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, UNITED STATES ARMY

SURGERY IN WORLD WAR II

ACTIVITIES OF SURGICAL CONSULTANTS

Volume II

Prepared and published under the direction of
Lieutenant General LEONARD D. HEATON
The Surgeon General, United States Army

Editor in Chief
Colonel JOHN BOYD COATES, Jr., MC, USA

Editor for Activities of Surgical Consultants
B. NOLAND CARTER, M.D.

Associate Editor
ELIZABETH M. MCFETRIDGE, M.A.

OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON, D.C., 1964


SURGERY IN WORLD WAR II

Advisory Editorial Board

MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY, M.D., Chairman
FRANK B. BERRY, M.D.
BRIAN BLADES, M.D.
J. BARRETT BROWN, M.D.
STERLING BUNNELL, M.D. (dec.)
NORTON CANFIELD, M.D.
B. NOLAND CARTER, M.D.
EDWARD D. CHURCHILL, M.D.
MATHER CLEVELAND, M.D.
DANIEL C. ELKIN, M.D. (dec.)
JOHN B. FLICK, M.D.
FRANK GLENN, M.D.
M. ELLIOTT RANDOLPH, M.D.
ISIDOR S. RAVDIN, M.D.
JOSEPH R. SHAEFFER, M.D.
ALFRED R. SHANDS, Jr., M.D.
HOWARD E. SNYDER, M.D.
R. GLEN SPURLING, M.D.
BARNES WOODHALL, M.D.
ROBERT M. ZOLLINGER, M.D.

Brigadier General JAMES E. GRAHAM, USA (ex officio)
Brigadier General DOUGLAS B. KENDRICK, Jr., USA (ex officio)
Colonel JOHN BOYD COATES, Jr., MC, USA (ex officio)

The Historical Unit, United States Army Medical Service

Colonel JOHN BOYD COATES, Jr., MC, USA, Director
CHARLES J. SIMPSON, Executive Officer
Lieutenant Colonel DOUGLAS HESFORD, MSC, USA, Chief, Special Projects Branch
CHARLES M. WILTSE, Ph. D., Litt. D., Chief, Historians Branch
ERNEST ELLIOTT, Jr., Chief, Editorial Branch
Lieutenant Colonel JEROME RUDBERG, MSC, USA, Chief, Information Activities Branch
RODERICK M. ENGERT, Chief, General Reference and Research Branch
HAZEL G. HINE, Chief, Administrative Branch

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 62-60004


For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Washington, D.C., 20402 - Price $8.50


ACTIVITIES OF SURGICAL CONSULTANTS

Volume II


MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, UNITED STATES ARMY

The volumes comprising the official history of the Medical Department of the United States Army in World War II are prepared by The Historical Unit, United States Army Medical Service, and published under the direction of The Surgeon General, U.S. Army. These volumes are divided into two series: (1) The administrative or operational series; and (2) the professional, or clinical and technical, series. This is one of the volumes published in the latter series.

VOLUMES PUBLISHED

ADMINISTRATIVE SERIES

Hospitalization and Evacuation, Zone of Interior

Organization and Administration in World War II

Personnel in World War II

CLINICAL SERIES

Internal Medicine in World War II:

Vol. I. Activities of Medical Consultants
Vol. II. Infectious Diseases

Preventive Medicine in World War II:

Vol. II. Environmental Hygiene
Vol. III. Personal Health Measures and Immunization
Vol. IV. Communicable Diseases Transmitted Chiefly Through Respiratory and Alimentary Tracts
Vol. V. Communicable Diseases Transmitted Through Contact or By Unknown Means
Vol. VI. Communicable Diseases: Malaria


Surgery in World War II:

Activities of Surgical Consultants, vol. I
General Surgery, vol. II
Hand Surgery
Neurosurgery, vol. I
Neurosurgery, vol. II
Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
Orthopedic Surgery in the European Theater of Operations
Orthopedic Surgery in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations
The Physiologic Effects of Wounds
Thoracic Surgery, vol. I
Vascular Surgery

Miscellaneous:

Cold Injury, Ground Type
Dental Service in World War II
Veterinary Service in World War II
Wound Ballistics

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