Flashlight Surgery at Saipan

Blackouts, during the Battle of Saipan, could not prevent wounded Marines from having necessary surgery.

Robert Benney created this painting to illustrate what it was like for surgeons to conduct brain surgery during a blackout. 

The U.S. Army Medical Department—Office of Medical History—describes this illustration:

Doctors performing brain surgery by flashlight during the blackout of a Japanese air raid.

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Media Credits

Robert Benney created this artwork, depicting "flashlight surgery" during the Battle of Saipan (in the summer of 1944). The image is online via the U.S. Army Medical Department; Office of Medical History. "Released to the Public." 


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