Civilian Public Service worker Harold Kleiner making plaster rolls

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  • Plaster rolls of plaster-of-paris on crinoline are used to make plaster casts both in the operating room and in the orthopedic clinics. Duke's plaster room also shipped rolled plaster to other clinics and small hospitals in North Carolina. On October 27, 1942, Civilian Public Service (C.P.S.) Camp No. 61 was authorized as Duke Hospital under the direction of the department of neuropsychiatry. Under the program, conscientious objectors, known as C.P.S. workers, were assigned to assist in charting, keeping patient records, and clinical laboratory work.
Date created
  • per00209
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  • Photograph & Negative Collection
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