Unidentified members of the medical corps and wounded soldiers gathered outside the receiving ...

Unit Regimental aid posts
Place Europe: Belgium, Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Accession Number E05252
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
Date made 1917-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Unidentified members of the medical corps and wounded soldiers gathered outside the receiving room for the wounded at a Regimental Aid Post. The wounded soldier in the foreground (far right) is a member of the 6th Army Field Artillery, Brigade Park Section. The interior of this post was fitted with beds for patients who were unable to travel. On the left are three medical corps members in the first stage of fitting the Thomas Hip Splint for fracture. The splint consists of an outer longer rod, an inner shorter rod and an oval ring, set at an angle of 120 degrees to the inner rod. Note another splint standing up against the doorway.