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47th Combat Support Hospital, 2000

A field hospital is a large mobile medical unit that temporarily takes care of casualties on-site before they can be safely transported to more permanent hospital facilities. They would stay about two miles behind the first line of soldiers. The concept was inherited from the battlefield (such urban environment, the field hospital is often established in an easily accessible and highly visible building (e.g. restaurant, school, etc.). In case of an airborne structure, the mobile medical kit is often placed in normalized container; the container itself is then used as shelter.

Field hospitals were originally called ambulances.

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