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Anesthesiology Reflections from the Wood Library-Museum  |   May 2013
Paul Wood’s Ambulance Training near Allentown
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   |   May 2013
Paul Wood’s Ambulance Training near Allentown
Anesthesiology 05 2013, Vol.118, 1169. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318295c58d
Anesthesiology 05 2013, Vol.118, 1169. doi:10.1097/ALN.0b013e318295c58d
In 1917 a Columbia University student interrupted his medical studies for training in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to prepare him for future deployment around Piave, Italy, in the United States Army Ambulance Service. Besides the usual marching around in basic training, Paul Meyer Wood received specialized training in rescue procedures using the very types of ambulance vehicles (above) that would be employed at the Italian Front. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)