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21st General Hospital US Army Unit Crest lapel pin.

The overall shape of the crest is that of the acacia tree. The maroon background is superimposed with a yellow fleur-de-lis and a silver nightingale. The silver scroll at the base bears the Latin inscription, "REVIRESCO." The acacia tree was selected because the astringent medicine, catechu or cutch, is drawn from this thorny Egyptian tree. Maroon is a color used for the Army Medical Department. The fleur-de-lis represents the unit's service in France, and the nightingale is symbolic of Florence Nightingale's unprecedented medical efforts. "Reviresco" means "I flourish again," and is indicative of the unit's prime mission, the rejuvenation of patients.

2nd Lieutentant Virginia L. Schulze, Lieutentant Colonel John F. Patton, Captain John J. Modlin, and Lieutentant Colonel Henry G. Schwartz consulting on a fractured femur with sciatic nerve injury.

Same as VC013023 and VC102049. Typed caption on the back of the photograph reads: "Mechanical devices are a common sight in the surgical wards of the hospital. Experienced surgeons often have serious battle wounds to treat at the hospital and these devices often aid in the proper healing of badly injured leg or arm. here, checking the progress of one patient, are, left to right: 2nd Lt. Virginia L. Schulze, Pinckneyville, Ill., ward nurse; Lt. Col. John F. Patton, St. Louis, chief of the 21st's surgical service; Capt. John J. Modlin, St. Louis and Bois D'Arc, Mo., orthopedic surgeon; and Lt. Col. Henry G. Schwartz, St. Louis, assistant chief of the surgical service. Capt. Modlin's wife, 1st. Lt. Ann E. Modlin, is a member of the Army Nurse Corps at the 21st General Hospital. She is from Bois D'Arc.

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