Civil Defense Emergency Hospital/Packaged Disaster Hospital

Packaged Disaster Hospital Salvage, McKinney Texas 2001

In this section I tried, somewhat, to catalog a portion of what I found in the remains of the McKinney and Gainesville Texas PDHs. I guess this is a bit of a "combination" section that shows what a PDH was to be and what remains of PDHs now. I don't have any knowledge of medical items or procedures so I tried my best with the descriptions. Click photos to see larger.

Miscellaneous PDH Items

Here are some of the many vintage medical items found with the McKinney PDH. The McKinney PDH was a later model PDH. I believe it was a Model 62 that had been updated with newer supplies at one time but I'm not absoultely sure. The Gainesville Model 57 PDH had porcelin bedpans, and other ware where the McKinney PDH had stainless bedpans etc. The cardboard toilet is a standard PDH toilet. It's simply a wax coated carboard box with a heavy plastic liner bag. Click photos to see larger.

Bandages Bedpan Medicine Bottles
Cardboard Toilet Urine Specimen Bottles Ether Anesthesia Inhaler
Arm Splint Surgical Instruments Glass Syringe

Cooke County/Gainesville Texas PDH

Here are a few shots of what was left of a PDH that was in Cooke County Texas. The condition of this PDH was similar to the one in McKinney but not nearly as ransacked. This was a Model 57 PDH. This PDH went to the National Museum Of The Pacific War in Fredericksburg Texas where they put it to very good use in an army field hospital surgical display.
See the Pacific War Museum display here.

PDH Stuff Label
Broken Open Pillow Crates Litter Cases
Civil Defense Museum Site Index