Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

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Re: Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

Post by hucks216 » 24 Aug 2016 16:52

The hospital stay details were entered in the G-Buch back at his depot and from his discharge from the Lazarett in July 1942 he underwent regular medicals to judge how his condition affected his potential for further service.
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Post by hucks216 » 24 Aug 2016 16:55

The injury was severe enough that the soldier never served in the front line again. Instead he served from 1942 to 1945 with his parent unit's training depot back in Germany, in the convalescent company. In fact, in December 1944 (3 years after the wounding) the injury proved enough for the initial award of the Wound Badge in Black to be upgraded to the Silver class.
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Re: Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

Post by history1 » 24 Aug 2016 18:50

Thanks, hucks, for the share! Allways an interested read for a RN like myself. No wonder that he did stay a half year in the military hospital, while the entry reads "jawbone fracture left side due to bomb shrapnel" the more specific findings tells us about a jawbone fragmentation and injury of the soft tissue of the chin.
Did the really stick a miniature photo of the CR (cor/pulmo) x-ray in the booklet? I can´t see an entry for your result "In this case the soldier's chest & heart were reported as being OK."? Is it on a another side?

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Re: Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

Post by hucks216 » 24 Aug 2016 19:27

history1 wrote:..
Did the really stick a miniature photo of the CR (cor/pulmo) x-ray in the booklet? I can´t see an entry for your result "In this case the soldier's chest & heart were reported as being OK."? Is it on a another side?
Thanks for the comments.
They did indeed stick the x-ray photo to the card and insert it into the G-Buch although the scan doesn't do it justice as it is a bit clearer when held up to the light. The entry for the result of the X-Ray is on the other side and takes the form of an official stamp but as it was the only thing on that side I didn't bother scanning that side in.

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Post by hucks216 » 24 Aug 2016 20:31

What is also shown in the Soldbuch and the G-Buch are the results of dental checks illustrating what the damage to his teeth was.
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Post by history1 » 25 Aug 2016 19:06

I´ve never seen so detailed documents about a soldiers health.
But note, while the 1st file shows exactly where he got a dental crown as fixation foor the dental bridge:
Kr = Krone = dental crown
Br = Brücke = dental bridge
the 2nd file states that he´s missing #4 ( = #34) too (f = fehlt = missing).
Even while he got almost 5 month earlier the tooth replacement!
And this is how it looked like ;-) Hope you don´t mind the little illustration?
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