Civilian Public Service worker Eldon Morse drawing blood from a blood bank patient

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  • Morse draws and tests blood from donors in the blood bank. 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. From 1933 to 1940 each division of Duke Hospital maintained its own blood bank, usually on different wards. A central blood bank was organized under Josiah C. Trent to serve all clinical divisions of the hospital. Ivan W. Brown, Jr. became the director of the blood bank following World War II.
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  • per00203
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