Medicine: Back from the Grave

After the first sickening blows of horror brought by the news of the German concentration camps came the question: how succor the human remnants left alive? From Buchenwald last week TIME Correspondent Percy Knauth reported how U.S. Army doctors have tackled the job.

To the 120th U.S. Army Evacuation Hospital, commanded by Colonel William E. Williams of Austin, Tex., has fallen the terrible task of trying to save the lives of the Buchenwald sick and starving. The hospital moved into Buchenwald April 16 and since then has been working at top speed, helped by...

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