Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Archives: Kirk Diaries

Kirk Diaries
Personal papers
1 box, no finding aid, unrestricted
Three diaries from LT (J.G.) Thomas A. Kirk Jr, USNR of the Surgical Team No. 22, 14th Field Hospital during the Korean War. Two are his record books of operating most often on Koreans, North and South, but also Chinese prisoners of War and some American Marines. The surgical operations are from March - December 1952. The third diary is a personal one, to be read by his wife, and maintained from February - March, 1952. Also included are five Kodachrome prints of PW Enclosure #10 in Pusan. The diaries were dropped off with no paperwork at the Office of the Historian by a relative of Kirk.

A scan of the personal diary can be read or downloaded at https://archive.org/details/KirkDiary

Scans of the five photographs laid in it are at https://www.flickr.com/photos/navymedicine/ as well as in the diary above.

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