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The art of medicine has long found its most difficult challenges on fields of battle. During World War II, medical schools like the Louisiana State University School of Medicine were forced to play a larger role in total warfare. They served the medical needs of both civilians and soldiers by providing more doctors for the homefront and sponsoring medical units that served abroad. LSU sponsored the 64th General Hospital, which served in both the North African and Italian theaters. Clearly, then, the story of the LSU School of Medicine during World War II provides a glimpse into the intricate collision between medicine and war.
Barreto, Victoria, "The Tigers and the Army: The LSU School of Medicine During World War II" (2007). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 511.