John Berton Carnett

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John Berton Carnett (1890–1988) was an American surgeon remembered for Carnett's sign. He was Professor of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and was Director of Base Hospital No. 20 in Chatel-Guyon, France during the First World War.

First World War[edit]

Carnett organized the University of Pennsylvania's Base Hospital No. 20. He helped secure finances for the equipment and recruited the medical staff. In April 1917, he became director of the Hospital, when the United States entered the War.[1] After arriving in France in June, he and a few other personnel were detached from the Base Hospital to form Surgical Operating Team No. 62. Carnett and the other members of his team received a letter of commendation for their work from Gen. Pershing.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philadelphia War History Committee (1922). Philadelphia In The War, 1914-1919. New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. pp. 206–08. 
  2. ^ Philadelphia War History Committee (1922). Philadelphia In The War, 1914-1919. New York: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co. p. 209. 

External links[edit]

John B. Carnett at Who Named It?