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Ninth General Hospital. World War II. Goodenough, New Guinea.
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Title
Ninth General Hospital. World War II. Goodenough, New Guinea.
Work Type
gelatin silver print
Date
1943-1944
Measurements
4"x 3.5"
Description
Unmounted prints showing scenes around Goodenough, New Guinea.
The Secretary of War contacted George Heuer regarding resurrecting the Ninth General Hospital in October 1940. The unit was not deployed to active duty until July 15, 1942. The doctors and administrated officials from the Ninth General Hospital trained at Fort Andrews, MA Base and the Nurses at Fort Devins, MA Base. The men at Fort Andrews trained orderlies, nurses aides, and technicians. The nurses worked at the New Station Hospital at Fort Devins until deployed overseas. July 18, 1943 they were all finally shipped overseas to Brisbane, Australia. The doctors went on to Goodenough, New Guinea while the nurses initially stay behind at Brisbane. At Goodenough the doctors suffered through a typhus epidemic and a monsoon. In August 1944, the hospital moved. The nurses were dropped off in Hollandria, New Guinea and the men went on to Biak Island. In August 1945, they moved the hospital to Luzon, Philippines briefly. After the war ended the unit went to Manila, Philippines where the hospital was disbanded and most of the staff sent home or sent to other military hospitals. The name of the Ninth General Hospital was given to a regular unit in Okinawa, Japan. Doctors and Nurses from both the New York Hospital and the Cornell University Medical College served in the Ninth General Hospital during World War II.
One additional print is available but not cataloged. Duplicate available.
Repository
Medical Center Archives of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Accession Number
P-04757
Archival Location
4A
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1317903.fpx
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