Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

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Unloading of casualties, Base Hospital 21, Rouen, France
Casualties being unloaded from ambulances and carried into the Receiving Hut, Rouen, France. Base Hospital 21 treated military patients with all types of diseases. The A.E.F. had designated it the center for neurological disorders in the Rouen area; the unit often handled as many as 250-300 war neurosis cases at a time. Other common medical problems handled by the unit included trench fever, bronchitis, gassing, and in the fall of 1918, influenza.