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Military Hospital V.R. 76, Ris-Orangis, France: soldier with amputation following leg wound, after fighting at Verdun in World War I. Photograph, 1916.

Date
1916

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Credit: Military Hospital V.R. 76, Ris-Orangis, France: soldier with amputation following leg wound, after fighting at Verdun in World War I. Photograph, 1916. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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The military hospital, V.R. 76 was founded in 1915 by the Hon. Lady Johnstone and Mr Harold J. Reckitt. Situated at Ris-Orangis (12 miles south of Paris), treating only surgical cases, the hospital was the operating centre for a group of nine hospitals attached to it. The hospital closed in 1918

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1 photograph : photoprint, silver gelatin ; sheet 7 x 11 cm

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Segt (?) Auguste Collins age 23. 130 Regiment d'Infanterie. ...

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 30977i

Lettering note

The lettering is hand-written onto opposite folio
Lettering continued: "Wounded at Chalons (?) March 12; 1916 at 8 p.m. Was standing up in an advanced position as a sentinel. He lost consciousness from being thrown down and suffered agonising pain in his left leg which was almost detached at the knee. The first dressing was from a comrade, in the trench, was then carried on a stretcher to theatre for amputation"
Folio bears number: 35

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