U.S. soldiers affected by 'trench foot' during World War II are treated and cured in Europe.
Europe Date:1944 Duration:3 min 19 sec Sound:Yes
A medical condition 'trench foot' of U.S. soldiers caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp and cold conditions during World War II. An ambulance brings an affected soldier to a hospital in Europe. The soldier on a stretcher is taken into the hospital. Bandaged feet of the soldier lying on the stretcher. The soldier is covered with blankets. He is given a small amount of whiskey. A use of sympathetic block on the patient with a solution of cocaine hydrochloride. Exposure of the bandaged feet. A fan is turned on. The patient is treated for prevention from secondary infections. Blistered feet of the patient. The patient affected by gangrene is treated. The patient has a meal. Physical therapy is given to the patient including diaphragmy, warm baths, exercises and massages. The surgery is performed in critical cases.
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