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July 17, 1918

"Doc" Hastings writes down his medical observations from the field. As the medical officer to 6 transports to Scandinavia, he opened 3 special influenza units in addition to the 2 hospitals needed to care for the 1000 troops and 125 officers. He also describes the "Gas Chamber," a room where troops are trained on doning masks.

Source: "Doc Hastings Writes," Orleans County Monitor, Barton, Vermont, July 17, 1918. Page 1, Column 7.

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