A field hospital is a large mobile medical unit that temporarily takes care of casualties on-site before they can be safely transported to more permanent hospital facilities. The concept was inherited from the battlefield (such urban environment, the field hospital is often established in an easily accessible and highly visible building (e.g. restaurant, school, etc.). In case of an airborne structure, the mobile medical kit is often placed in normalized container; the container itself is then used as shelter.
Field hospitals were originally called ambulances.
- The Journey, by surgeon E. T. Rulison, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., firsthand account and photographs of the 51st Evacuation Hospital during World War II
- The Nurses of the 51st Evac Hospital In WWII, by nurse First Lieutenant Tillie (Horath) Kehrer, firsthand account and photographs of the 51st Evacuation Hospital during World War II
- http://www.moduleco.com/field_hospitals.asp Supplier of field hospitals to the US Army
- Utilis SAS, Designer and Supplier of field hospitals
- SMU's Frank J. Davis World War II Photographs contain 310 images, including 12 of a captured German field hospital in Epinal, France