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"It was sort of like taking care of pneumonia without having penicillin." (Video interview, 12:37).

   Herman Field Froeb, Sr.
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Herman Froeb on Wake Island [n.d.]
War: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
Branch: Army
Unit: Army Medical Corps; 8228th MASH, 48th Surgical Hospital, 8th Army
Service Location: Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina; also:
Rank: Captain
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While many military doctors treat combat casualties inflicted by the enemy, others face damage done by a different adversary, that of disease. Called to active duty in May 1951, during the last year of his residency, Captain Herman Froeb was already well-versed in the field of medical research. Assigned to the 8228th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH), the center for all fever patients in Korea, he and his team carried out advanced scientific experiments to investigate the causes and treatment of a condition known as hemorrhagic fever. In addition to his interview, his collection includes home movie footage taken during his time in Korea, depicting scenes of his arrival in Korea, patients being transported by helicopter, and village life around his MASH unit.

Interview (Video)
»Complete Interview   (54 min.)
Multimedia Recordings
»Color 8mm film Korea 1952-53  (26 min.)
Multimedia Recordings
»Color 8mm film Japan with Helen 1952-53  (16 min.)
Multimedia Recordings
»Color 8mm film of Hemorrhagic Fever 1952-53  (14 min.)
Multimedia Recordings
»Color 8mm film of Weddings before going to Korea  (6 min.)
  Photos
»Photo Album (7 photos)
 Official Documents
»View List (3 items)
 Other Materials
»View List (6 items)
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 Official Documents (3 items)
Letter to Froeb from J. Burns Amberson, M.D. [3/19/1953] Special Orders Number 82 [4/26/1951] Travel Order to the United States [4/23/1953]
  
 Other Materials (6 items)
Hand drawn Christmas Card and copy of a poem by Thomas Hood Anti-war propaganda from the Korean War Anti-war propaganda from the Korean War
Anti-war propaganda from the Korean War Anti-war propaganda from the Korean War Anti-war propaganda from the Korean War
  
 
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