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Today in World War II History—Sept. 11, 1942

Notes on appendicitis from my grandfather’s pharmacist’s mate training notebook, Naval Hospital Corps School, 1944 (Sarah Sundin’s collection)

Notes on appendicitis from my grandfather’s pharmacist’s mate training notebook, Naval Hospital Corps School, 1944 (Sarah Sundin’s collection)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 11, 1942: Australians fall back to Ioribaiwa Ridge in retreat toward Port Moresby, New Guinea.

On board submarine USS Seadragon in the South China Sea, Pharmacist’s Mate First Class Wheeler Lipes performs a successful emergency appendectomy, the first of three performed by pharmacist’s mates on submarines in 1942.

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