Medicine: Surgeon in Hawaii

Colonel John Joseph Moorhead, professor of surgery at New York Post-Graduate Medical School, stood in a Honolulu auditorium on the morning of Dec. 7 giving a group of Army and Navy doctors the last of three lectures on war surgery.

His text was Be ye also ready. ... He had barely started when the secretary of the Medical Society rushed down the aisle and shouted, "Ten surgeons are needed at once at Tripler General Hospital!" Twenty minutes later Colonel Moorhead was in the operating room and remained there for over ten hours.

Last week Colonel Moorhead returned to Manhattan,...

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