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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   June 2013
Paul Meyer Wood Learns the Drill
Author Affiliations
  • George S. Bause, M.D., M.P.H.
    Honorary Curator, ASA’s Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, Park Ridge, Illinois, and Clinical Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. UJYC@aol.com.
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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum
Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum   |   June 2013
Paul Meyer Wood Learns the Drill
Anesthesiology 06 2013, Vol.118, 1260. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31829a0b3d
Anesthesiology 06 2013, Vol.118, 1260. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e31829a0b3d
Titled “Section Drill, U.S.A.A.C., Allentown, Pa.,” this postcard (above) depicts the basic training experienced by U.S. Army Ambulance Corpsmen, such as Columbia medical student Paul Meyer Wood. As with most military preparation of recruits, basic training (including lining up and marching in formation) preceded specialized instruction. Fortunately for Wood, his status as a college graduate was rewarded with an Army rank of Lieutenant before his transfer to the Italian Front during World War I. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)