Joel Roth - Wounded in Korea

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Joel Roth - Wounded in Korea - a $2,-328 Harris-burg; on Need for Doctors,...
a $2,-328 Harris-burg; on Need for Doctors, Nurses For War Duty Acute, Says Medico Wounded in Korea - ry- 1 f J t 'I ei V4 ''$s !Kdv- KT&a " : HOME FOR HOLIDAYS Capt. Joel Roth, Northampton, first medical officer to be wounded in Korea, is shown with his , two sisters. He is visiting his brother-in-law, George Hirsch, and his sister, Mrs. George Hirsch (left) at 414 N. Leh St. over the holidays. To the right is his sister, Sally. He will return to Walter Reed hospital, Washington, this week. Capt. Joel L. Roth, 25, North-i. v st "ledieal officer to be wounded in the Korean conflict, last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. George Hirsch, 414 N. Leh St., spoke of the shortage of doctors in the Asian, theater of war. "I was in a number of hospitals on my way home and in all of them the doctors were kept going all the time. The hospitals were filled to capacity with casualties being sent home. That was in September and I imagine it must be worse now. Even then the hallways were filled with patients. "I'm sure they need more doctors and n'irses." Tells of Climate Speaking of conditions in Korea Burned Woman Listed he compared the climate to that of New England and the terrain to that of Vermont. Having been wounded Sept. 6, he left Korea nearly four months ago, before the big push north was be gun by the U. N. Armies, He was wounaed in the left arm and left leg by shrapnel and still is being treated at Walter Reed hospital, Washington, to which he will re turn after the holidays. His home is at 1561 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. He is an honor graduate of both Northampton High school and Temple univer sity. He entered the Army Medical Corps immediately after compiet ing his interneship at Temple Uni versity hospital. ot Guardsmen

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  1. The Morning Call,
  2. 31 Dec 1950, Sun,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 5

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