Private Wilmer being treated in Italy and in United States after receiving a head injury during World War II.
United States USA Date:1945 Duration:10 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
A U.S. Navy training film titled 'Medicine in action: Head injury of a battle casualty' about the treatment and recovery of a soldier wounded during World War II. Private Wilmer of the U.S. 6th Army. A map of Casino Italy where Wilmer was injured during the battle of World War II. Aerial views of an evacuation hospital where Wilmer was given initial medical assistance after being injured. Wilmer with bandage on his scalp at a general hospital in Italy. Doctors clean the wound on the scalp. They try to control the bleeding. Blood clot being removed and wound being checked for infection. Bone fragments being removed from the wound. Wound being stitched. After six days wound being examined. Private Wilmer arrives in Naples in an ambulance. He boards a hospital ship in England and leaves for North Africa. At a camp he talks to other injured patients. Private Wilmer gets off a jeep and boards U.S. Army hospital ship Acadia to leave for United States. At Walter Ridge hospital he moves his hands and legs to demonstrate physical normality after being injured. Doctors administer anesthesia on his scalp and work on the wound. After treating the wound the scalp being closed and bandaged. Private Wilmer after recovering from the injury. He walks out of the hospital after being discharged.
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