Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

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Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

Post by Svetlana Karlin » 25 Jan 2011 22:36

I've been researching a subject of medical care for sick and wounded in Wehrmacht from first aid at the front to hospitals and convalescence facilities in Germany proper. I've assembled a collection of photos showing various aspects of the medical service under wartime conditions: hospitals, personnel, transportation, equipment, first aid, vaccinations, dental care, etc., which I'd like to share.

I looked for a thread with the same content here but didn't find it. If I missed a similar thread, please move my posts there. There is a thread on medical transport vehicles, but wounded and sick were transported not only by car, but also by horse, train, airplane and boat, so the pictures of the latter could go here. As always, your pictures and other input are greatly appreciated.

For the starters: photos from a Wehrmacht hospital in Smolensk, dated November 1941. Source: BPK.
A Spanish nurse with a patient.
Spanish Nurse in Wehrmacht Lazarett November 1941 1.jpg

Spanish nurses receiving their awards.
Spanish Nurses awarded in Wehrmacht Lazarett November 1941.jpg

A Russian Red Cross nurse.
Russian nurse in Wehrmacht Lazarett November 1941.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 25 Jan 2011 22:45

More on the Wehrmacht hospital in Smolensk. November 1941. Source: BPK
Wound treatment.
WehrmachtsLazarett November 1941 1.jpg
A doctor with an X-ray.
WehrmachtsLazarett November 1941 3.jpg

Spanish doctors from Blauen Division. The Russian sign on the wall says: Study (or Training) Department. Judging by the little stars, it could be a part of a Soviet army barracks complex.
Spanish Doctors from Blauen Division November 1941.jpg
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Re: Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

Post by Svetlana Karlin » 28 Jan 2011 01:11

On the Eastern Front: Hauptverbandsplatz (dressing station) and Sammelpunkt (collection point)

Source: http://news.webshots.com/album/550026933KLJnOl
Hauptverbandplatz summitfot.jpg

RedCrossSign.jpg


The sign on this 'izba' is not very readable but it seems to say "Verband.... Apotheke". Note the makeshift gong
HospitalField.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 28 Jan 2011 01:16

Pictures from Ebay.de

Sammelpunkt (collection point) near Memel:
Litauen Sammelpunkt Übergang Memel 1 Ebay_de.jpg


Hauptvebandplatz in Opotschka, Russia.
1 Opotschka Rußland HVP Rotes Kreuz KFZ Flak Reg 411 Ebay_de.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 06 Feb 2011 09:16

More photos, this time taken in Rovno.

Collection point for wounded and sick, 1941. Source: Ebay.de
Rowno August 1941 kranken verwundeten sammelstelle 1 Ebay_de.jpg
Rowno August 1941 kranken verwundeten sammelstelle 2 Ebay_de.jpg
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More on Rovno.
Source: Ebay.de
Rowno August 1941 kranken verwundeten sammelstelle 4 Ebay_de.jpg


Red Cross nurses walking past ruins in Rovno, 1942. Source: BPK
Rowno 1942.jpg


Rovno Lazarett staff having a break, 1942. Source: BPK
Lazarett in Rowno 1942.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 08 Feb 2011 01:26

Frontline Dentistry, Eastern Front. Source: BPK
Frontline dentist.jpg

Makeshift birch dentist chair November 1942.jpg


Surgery in the tundra at the Arctic Front. Source: Bundesarchiv
OperatingTentArcticFrontTundra.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 14 Feb 2011 08:11

Vaccinations at the front.

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Standard wound treatment usually included a tetanus shot. Voronezh area, July 1942. Source: BPK
Bei Woronesh Juli 1942.jpg
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Re: Wehrmacht Medical Care in Photos and Documents

Post by Larrister » 15 Feb 2011 11:43

Nice thread Linkar.

Here's a little series from a Stabsarzt photo album. He served in the 16 Inf. Division.

Local children entertain staff and patients.

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Post by Larrister » 15 Feb 2011 11:50

Part of the same series..medical staff.
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 17 Mar 2011 07:13

Larrister wrote:Nice thread Linkar.

Here's a little series from a Stabsarzt photo album. He served in the 16 Inf. Division.

Local children entertain staff and patients.

Larry


Hi Larry,

Thank you for sharing your photos! Sorry, I haven't visited the forum for a long while because of the craziness at my work as we have moved to a new office.

Is there any indication where the photo with the children was taken? It looks like Germany or Austria to me.

Here are a few press photos from BPK showing similar, albeit more formal, visits in German hospitals in the beginning of the war.
A childrens' group visit organized by Frauenschaft in Berlin.
Children with flowers Berlin 1939.jpg


BDM girls visiting a SS Lazarett in Ost-Berlin
BDM girls in SS-Lazarett Ost Berlin 1941.jpg
BDM girls in SS Lazarett in Ost-Berlin November 1941.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 17 Mar 2011 07:23

More hospital propaganda action from BPK.

Interview at a hospital, May 1941.
Interview at hospital.jpg


High-level visitors:
Goebbels, October 1939
Goebbels visiting wounded.jpg

Hitler, July 5, 1940
Hitler visiting wounded in hospital.jpg
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Post by Svetlana Karlin » 17 Mar 2011 07:42

A set of photos showing workings of a Lazarett in Germany, dated November 1939. Source - BPK.
Hospital dentists:
Hospital dentists.jpg


Pharmacist:
Hospital pharmacist.jpg

Preparation of pills:
Preparation of medicines in pill form at a hospital.jpg
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