Medical Care At Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling was the site of the first hospital in Minnesota, and it continued to offer medical care to military service people throughout its history. During WWII, inductees into military service were required to pass numerous physical and psychological exams to determine their suitability for military duty. When veterans returned from their tours of duty also received medical exams before being discharged from military service. After the war, many individuals received continued medical care at the fort’s facilities. In this section, interviews, historic images, and other sources will help tell the story of the men and women who served in the Medical Department at Fort Snelling during WWII.

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