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Science from Strength – Iron Game History – August, 2014

On 26 February, 1944, Dr. Thomas Lanier DeLorme reported for duty at Gardiner General Army Hospital in Chicago. DeLorme, a newly commissioned lieutenant in the Army’s Medical Corps, was assigned to the Orthopedic Section at Gardiner, a hastily-created military hospital in what had been the Chicago Beach Hotel before the Army commandeered it. Gardiner, filled to overflowing with wounded servicemen, was DeLorme’s fist posting as a fill-fledged physician following his early graduation in April 1943.