The WW2 US Medical Research Centre, believes that collectors, re-enactors, researchers and historians, should have access to decent information to assist them with their research. As a result, the website was set up to offer fellow collectors, and other people with similar interests, the opportunity to expand their knowledge about the subject.
It is the intention of the founders to bring the WW2 Medical Research and Collecting community together, and allow them to communicate with other people interested in the same topics.
The majority of illustrations and descriptions of medical items on Med-Dept.com are based on the individual collections of the MRC founders. Additional help has been forthcoming from outside sources, including pictures and historical documents, shared or provided by Veterans, next-of-kin of Vets, individual militaria collectors and researchers, for which we are truly thankful.
The “WW2 US Medical Research Centre” started out as a private venture between two WW2 US medical collectors and re-enactors living in Europe. Using a variety of sources, primarily original WW2 documents, we were able to create an on-line database containing the list of all WW2 US Medical Department Item Numbers and their descriptions. We soon realised that this database was an invaluable research tool for anyone interested in the period. As a result, the database was further expanded, and the basic project grew to encompass a number of other resources for both collectors and re-enactors to use for their research.