(Harold Slate/Stars and Stripes)

South Korea, August 1957: Spc. Paul W. Sebesky prepares a leg cast at the 121st Evacuation Hospital. The hospital — commanded by Maj. Thomas G. Nelson — admitted nearly 700 patients a month through its doors for resident treatment. More serious cases, approximately 170 per month, were evacuated to Japan.

With a primary medical mission of supporting all United Nations Forces in Korea, the hospital specialized in neurosurgery and the treatment of infantile paralysis, hemorrhagic fever and hepatitis. In addition, medical teams from the hospital treated about 2,500 men with minor medical ailments at the service members’ unit areas.

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