Dr. Slagle's "Refrigeration Unit"
Several Lee shipmates have told us that they remember a "homemade" refrigeration unit used by the ship's doctors to chill wounded arms and legs to help prevent gangrene.
Former crew member Leo Howard remembers that the unit was built for the Senior Medical Officer, Dr. Slagle, by MoMM1C Joe Young. It was constructed using old "scuttlebutts" (drinking fountains).
These photos may bring back some memories!
Photos from Vince Saldutti's collection