Medicine: Embarrassing Wounds

TIME Correspondent Robert Sherrod, who witnessed the Attu action, tells in a letter received last week what U.S. Army doctors did for Attu wounded:

One field hospital on Attu, with a staff of three surgeons, has treated 529 men wounded in battle since U.S. troops landed a month ago. Only three casualties have died. Not one case of infection has turned up in the muddy little hospital area. Doctors credit this record to debridement (cutting out of dead tissues) and sulfanilamide.

When a soldier is wounded he takes, or is given, the eight sulfathiazole tablets...

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