Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

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Base Hospital 21 patients, waiting for x-ray or surgery, Rouen, France
Base Hospital 21 most often functioned as a clearing station in which patients were moved as soon as their condition permitted. During periods of heavy casualties, the unit admitted and discharged over 500 patients a day. The grandstands, recreation huts and any other available areas were used to hold patients awaiting evaluation or treatment.