American military dentists as prisoners-of-war in the Pacific theatre during World War II.

I. G. Bober-Moken

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Fifty-three American Military dentists were held by the Japanese as Prisoners-of-War during World War II. Throughout 40 months of captivity these men served their fellow prisoners providing dental treatment in an austere environment with "jury-rigged" equipment and supplies. A brief overview of their experiences is presented in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalBulletin of the history of dentistry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1994


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  • Medicine(all)

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