Every Monday morning in the village of Tan Mai, 30 miles north of Saigon, Vietnam, a medical team from the 93rd Evacuation Hospital holds sick call for the villagers.
Villagers arriving at MEDCAP area
2nd Civil Affairs Co. sign on jeep
Patients waiting for Dr. Milson
Dr. Milson and interpreter diagnosing patients ills
Dr. checks Vietnamese baby
Dr. Milson and interpreter explain medicine given to Vietnamese woman.
Children watching Dr. working
Dr. Milson checking children for skin disease
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Background: Every Monday morning in the village of Tan Mai, 30 miles north of Saigon, Vietnam, a medical team from the 93rd Evacuation Hospital holds sick call for the villagers. The team, led by Dr. Stuart E. Milson of Green Bay, ???, and Specialist 4th Class John W. Walthall of Sara Land, Alabama, are assisted by a Vietnamese interpreter.
The various ailments treated range from paralysis of a limb to chest colds. Captain Milson is working under the direction of the Medical Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) and has volunteered his medical services to aid the Vietnamese people.
The Medical Civic Action Program provides medical assistance to the civilian population, near U.S. military units in the field. MEDCAP teams serve directly under the U.S. Military Forces in Vietnam. A standard MEDCAP Team consists of nine to twelve U S. military medical personnel including one or two physicians and eight to ten enlisted corpsmen.