Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: military

  • Medical doctors in the army of India

    Dhastagir Sheriff Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India   Fig.1. Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell   India, like many other countries, has doctors serving in the army as well as tertiary care hospitals that provide medical services to the armed forces personnel. It also…

  • The 8076th: a hospital with marching orders

    Abigail Cline Augusta, Georgia United States   November 22 was an unusually cold day at the American hospital in Kumchon County. Otherwise, it was business as usual in the sixty-bed facility. The doctors were scrubbing for surgery, nurses were moving patients among the wards, X-ray technicians were developing radiographs, and the pharmacy was dispensing prescriptions.…