- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is recognizing some modern achievements in battlefield medicine.

The museum in Frederick announced on Thursday the winners of its Jonathan Letterman awards, named for the Army of the Potomac’s medical director during the Civil War.

The individual award winner is Dr. John Holcomb, who redesigned the evacuation system for wounded soldiers and helped standardize battlefield medical care during a 23-year Army career. Holcomb works at the University of Texas Medical School.

The organizational winner is the Army’s Tissue Injury and Regenerative Medicine Project, based at Fort Detrick in Frederick. The agency funds research on transplantation of complex, intact body parts such as hands, arms and faces.

The awards will be presented Oct. 6 at a banquet in Dickerson, Maryland.



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