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12)U-177 MED. REPORT. OF PRISONERS


 

 
 
 
 
U. S. S. OMAHA
 
 
 
 
 
Medical Report of Prisoners of War.  (continued)
 
 
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Elvers, E.
 
 
 
 
 
        Laceration of left shoulder.  Arms, legs and back badly sunburned.  Large laceration just below left patella.  Considerable drainage of free pus.  Large amount of slough in wound.  Prepatellar bursa involved.  No connection with joint.  Patellar tendon not exposed.  Edges of wound undermined.  Three incisions made with through and through rubber dam drainage.  Wound irrigated with H2O2, followed by saline.  Posterior splint applied.  Continuous wet dressings with azochlormide.  Pentothal Sodium anesthesia used.
 
 
        This patient will need hospitalization.
 
 
 
 
 
Frank, H.
 
 
 
 
 
        First degree sunburn of back, shoulders, arms and anterior aspect of both thighs.  Multiple small lacerations and abrasions of both feet and legs.  General condition good.
 
 
 
 
 
Heinike, H.
 
 
 
 
 
        Moderate sunburn of back and shoulders.  Small laceration over right patella and left lower leg.  Abrasions left lower 1/3 leg.  Small lacerations of right wrist.  Moderate sunburn anterior surface of legs and thighs.  General condition good.
 
 
 
 
 
Piefer, H.
 
 
 
 
 
        Forehead, nose, shoulders and arms sunburned.  2 large lacerations of right leg.  Multiple small lacerations anterior surface of left leg and left gluteal area.  Also 3 small lacerations of right gluteal area.  Very weak and shaken.  Much improved in last 24 hours.
 
 
 
 
 
Roch, H.
 
 
 
 
 
        Abrasion of nose and left ear.  Multiple small lacerated wounds of both legs.  Feet in good condition.  Bad sunburn of back and shoulders.  Heart and lungs normal.  General condition good.
 
 
 
 
 
Stemmler, H.
 
 
 
 
 
        Moderate sunburn shoulders, back and anterior surface of thighs.  Occasional small lacerations of legs.  General condition good.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                             Enclosure B.  (2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
U. S. S. OMAHA
 
 
 
 
 
Medical Report of Prisoners of War.  (continued)
 
 
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Winter, W.
 
 
 
 
 
        Multiple lacerations of knees, ankles and left hand.  Feet in good condition.  Mild sunburn.  General condition very good.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
        These patients will all need some medical attention.  However only one, E. Elvers, will need hospitalization.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                              
 
 
                                                                                                    G. W. SIMPSON,
 
 
                                                                                             Commander, (MC, U.S.N.R.)

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