Navy Medical Art

Joseph Hirsch 1943

Looks like it was easy to pose for this painting.

This is called a Minerva Jacket, usually used for fractures of the cervical spine.
“The boy fell from a gun turret, dislocating a vertebra in his neck. The plaster cast is lined with black felt to prevent body sores at Aiea Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor.”

Artist: Joseph Hirsch
Oil on canvas


6 thoughts on “Navy Medical Art”

  1. okay, I can see it now

    Tx. for C1-T6 Fracture., right?

    Minerva cast, Minerva jacket

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