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Canadian Medical Corps

Canadian Medical Corps

The CMC was founded in 1896 as part of the Canadian Army, and became a separate entity in 1899. They first served in South Africa and between that and WW1 the unit was extensively developed. In 1914 they sailed for England and set up camp on Salisbury Plain, caring for patients repatriated from France, first in tents and later in huts. A section sailed to France later that year. They also served in Egypt.

They were in action in WW2 and Korea. With advances in transport and anti-bacterial drugs and latterly theatres for surgery, survival rates increased form 89% in WW1 to 93% in WW2 to 96% in Korea

 

Title: Canadian Medical Corps
Record Type: Organisations
Type: Military
Record Maintained By: CECL
Subject Id: 54644