Classic image of the first kidney transplant, performed in December of 1954 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (then the Peter Brent Brigham) in Boston by a surgical team led by Doctor Joseph E. Murray. This surgery demonstrated that human organs could be successfully transplanted if the patient and donor were identical twins, paving the way for further research into type matching and transplantation surgery.
A black-and-white negative of a color image, depicting the scene on Hill 484 a few moments after Larry Burrows shot the picture that would become known as Reaching Out.
A wounded German POW taken at the Battle of Stalingrad, January 1943 (source)
Manfred von Richthofen, July 1917
Soviet medic bandaging the head of a wounded Red Army soldier.
A Filipino woman, who was wounded by Japanese soldiers, being treated in a Manila hospital, 1945
Waffen-SS soldiers give aid to an injured Soviet pilot after his obsolete Polikarpov U-2 plane used for daytime reconnaissance and night bombing missions was shot down in the summer of 1943. The manner in which the soldier stepping over the pilot is wearing his gas mask suggests these men are from a motorcycle reconnaissance unit. They are all wearing the early style “Palm” pattern camouflage smock. The soldier kneeling on the right is wearing a camouflage field cap introduced in June 1942.
Notice the early version short gas mask canister.