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"A girl exhausted from hunger in a Leningrad hospital, 1942." The Germans couldn't capture Leningrad in ww2, so they surrounded it, bombarded it, and starved them out. The Soviets were finally able to repel the over-extended Nazi army in 1944.
Abandoned State Hospital
Army nurses and medics busy caring for wounded American troops. soldiers riding on hospital trains after being brought by ambulance. They are taken to an Army evacuation hospital to railroad station to be transported to bigger hospitals away fr. the front at Anzio.
Using one's own finger to replace their nose. ~ A facial reconstruction technique used during WWI & WWII. Caption reads: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY." via Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC.
Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem (death portrait) photograph shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War and at least 5 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Three of them died in late 1863 and two died in early 1865. The 1864 stamp on this image places it between those two time