Aid Station

Aid Station (HM1YQP)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.4', W 77° 9.483'

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The Army Medical Department that served in France was the best equipped and trained Medical Department up to that time. Trained enlisted aid men were attached to each company in a division and provided immediate care and evacuated the wounded to an aid station. From these stations the wounded were shipped to hospitals in the rear. Medical innovations such as surgery performed under antiseptic conditions, x-ray of wounds, patient to patient blood transfusions, and vaccination against tetanus dramatically improved a Soldier's chance of recovery. In fact 93% of Soldiers who were wounded and received care survived.

Our men lay in Shell-holes scattered over the entire are of advance... The medical men accompanied the assault waves and worked every minute administering first aid and getting the seriously wounded to the rear... The triage hospitals had received that day ten officers and 493 men... There was a far larger number of slightly wounded who refused to quit their posts.
Notes from the History of the Fifth Division, A.E.F.
Placed ByU.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
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Date Added Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 316338 N 4452929
Decimal Degrees40.20666667, -77.15805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.4', W 77° 9.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 24" N, 77° 9' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Army Heritage Trail, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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