An idea first floated at The Duke Mansion in Charlotte made military history in World War II. A visiting general and local physicians, including Dr. Paul Sanger, imagined a portable hospital that could move close to the line of battle. The pioneering 38th Evacuation Hospital, staffed with Charlotte doctors and nurses, became the model for MASH (Mobil Army Surgical Hospital) units during the Korean War. Photographer Margaret Bourke White featured the 38th Evac in Life magazine. In honor of Veteran's Day, join us for a screening of the documentary, "If They Could See Us Now: The Story of Charlotte’s 38th Evacuation Hospital." Dr. Brian Madison Jones, history professor and dean at Johnson C. Smith University, will introduce the film. Free to attend, reservations required at https://explorehistory.eventbrite.com or 704/714-4453. Part of the Explore History! series sponsored by The Duke Mansion and Levine Museum of the New South.
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