Vascular Origin Stories is a podcast series that explores the fun and engaging stories that shaped vascular surgery.
Today’s episode will be the second part of a multi-episode series exploring how the young battalion surgeons serving in MASH units in the Korean war pioneered wartime vascular repair. Today we’ll explore in detail the individual stories of adversity, courage and perseverance that led to the re-introduction of arterial repair in the military. Major sources for the episode are linked below, and a full reference list can be found at the bottom of the page.
If you haven't heard it yet, check out Part 1 of this two part series published Aug 2022. VOS: Mash - Part 1
- In Ukraine, Gruesome Injuries and Not Enough Doctors to Treat Them, by Michael Schwirtz and Lynsey Addari
- Korea, M*A*S*H, and the accidental pioneers of vascular surgery by Dr. Steven Friedman, MD
- Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960 by Dr. Justin Barr, MD, PhD
- MASH: An Army Surgeon in Korea by Dr. Otto Apel, MD and Pat Apel
- MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors by Richard Hooker
Richard Hornberger, at his tent nick-named the Swamp
Otto Apel (Left), Otto Apel visiting Korean Orphanage (Right)
 Friedman, S.G. A History of Vascular Surgery. Futura Publishing. 1989.
 Apel, O. Apel, P. MASH: An Army Surgeon in Korea. The University Press of Kentucky. 1998.
 King, B. Jatoi, I. The Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH): A Military and Surgical Legacy. Journal of the National Medical Association. Vol. 97, No 5. May 2005.
 Gabriel, R. Between Flesh and Steel: A History of Military Medicine from the Middle Ages to the War in Afghanistan. Potomac Books. 2016
 Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960. Joseph Barr. University of Rochester Press; 1st edition. November 1, 2019.
 Andrew Dale. Band of Brother: Creators of Modern Vascular Surgery. Deweese. 1996
 John Kobler. The Reluctant Surgeon, a Biography of John Hunter. Doubleday and Company. 1960
 Eugene Custers, Ollen ten Cate.The History of Medical Education in Europe and the United States, With Respect to Time and Proficiency. Academic Medicine. March 2018-Vol. 93 Is. 3S
 Kapp, K. Talbot, G. John Hunter, The Father of Scientific Surgery. The American College of Surgeons. Poster CC2017.
 Kenneth M. Ludmerer. Learning to Heal: The Development of American Medical Education. Basic Books, Inc., Publishers. New York. 1985
 Richard Hooker and WC Heinz. MASH: A Novel About Three Army Surgeons. Pocket Books. 1968.
 Jahnke Jr., E.J., Seeley S.F. Acute vascular injuries in the Korean War: an analysis of 77 consecutive cases. Ann Surg. 1953; 138: 158-177
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Marlene Garcia-Neuer (@GarciaNeuer) is a PGY1 General Surgery Resident at Mayo Clinic Arizona.
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