Friday, 25 March 2016

A Lutheran volunteer field hospital in Mukden 1904

Lutherans, primarily from the Baltic areas of imperial Russia, sent a field hospital staffed by volunteers to the Russo-Japanese War 1904-1905. The Lutheran field hospital, which was based in Mukden, was led by Dr. Oskar Schiemann (sitting in the middle). He was assisted by three doctors from Estonia, Valdemar Lange (on the left of Dr. Schiemann), Robert Bierich (on the right of Dr. Schiemann) and Eugen Kaegeler (right from Bierich).The man in the dark uniform behind the doctors is captain Gruenewald, who was in charge of administration.

The photograph was published in the Swedish weekly "Från krigsskådeplatsen - Allers Familj-Journals extra upplaga".  

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