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Michael Mittelmann Collection (150) Finding Aid

Item Number: 1500000000
 Collection

Scope and Contents

Over three linear feet of books, photographs, slides, maps, posters, artifacts, periodicals and documents detail medical conditions, field surgery, and Vietnamese culture during the early 1960s, during which time Colonel Michael Mittelmann served as a physician in Vietnam. Of particular interest are the USARV Medical Bulletins located in folder 14. The bulk of the materials date from the war period, though there are some materials from the post-war era.

Dates

  • 07 December 2001

Biographical / Historical

Colonel Mittelmann served as a physician in Vietnam. From March 1965 to March 1966 he served as Chief Orthopedic Surgery and Chief Professional Services in the 8th Field Hospital, Nha Trang. Upon returning from Vietnam, he served as an Orthopedic Surgeon and Assistant Corps Squad Physician at the United States Hospital, West Point. He received numerous medals during his tour in Vietnam, including the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal (with Service Star), Vietnam Service Medal and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960.
Title
Finding Aid
Length (Linear Feet)
3.4
Pages
2
Location(s)
D048.5C,48.2 (Oversized), museum objects
44
Books

Buttinger, Joseph, The Smaller Dragon
Byerly, Jr., Wesley Grimes, Nam Doc
Cronkite, Walter, Eye on the World
Edelman, Bernard, Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
Fall, Bernard, Hell in a Very Small Place
Fall, Bernard, The Two Viet-Nams
Fall, Bernard, Viet-Nam Witness, 1953-1966
Hasselblad, Marva, Lucky-Lucky
Highlights in the history of the Army Nurse Corps
Hsieh, Tehyi, Selected Pearls of Wisdom
International Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy
Kammholz, Larry P., Moc Hoa: A Vietnam Medical-Military Adventure
NATO Handbook, Emergency War Surgery
Neel, Major General Spurgeon, Medical Support of the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1965-1970
Nguyen Phut Tan, A Modern History of Vietnam
Questions and Answers - Viet-Nam: The Struggle For Freedom
Saigon Medical School: An Experiment in International Medical Education
Salisbury, Harrison, Behind the Lines - Hanoi
Sheehan, Neil, The Arnheiter Affairs
Small Unit Action in Vietnam, Summer 1966
Vietnamese Legends (2 copies)
Les Grandes Chasses En Indochine
Nam et Le Petit Poisson
Viet-Nam a hier et a aujourd'hui
Nguyen-Du, 'Kim Van Kieu"
Album de Timbres Poste
Foreign Language Dictionaries:
L'Anglais aux Debutants
Van Quoc Ngu Thuc-hanh (3 copies)
Phap-Viet Tu Dien
Anh-Viet
Anh-Van Thuc-hanh
Viet-Anh
Manuals:
Country Study - Republic of Vietnam
FM 8-16 Department of the Army Field Manual: Medical Service, Field Army (June 1965)
Telephone Directory of U.S. Government Agencies in Vietnam
TM 8-230 Medical and Surgical Technicians (August 1950)
Reference:
Faces of Anguish (Vietnam)
Military Medicine: An Historical Perspective Exhibit, October 1988-January 1989
The Evidence at Vung Ro Bay
The National Economy and The Vietnam War (Committee For Economic Development)
Army 1966 Green Book

3
Photographs

VA006653:VA006660
VA026118:VA026121
VAVA030708:VA030711 (17 photographs)

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3
Slides

VAS010367:VAS010580
VAS010613-VAS011009
VAS011962-VAS012813 (1,647 slides)

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3
Maps

Do-Thanh Saigon (Saigon Street Map)(2 copies)
Viet-Nam Hinh The-Chanh Tri (Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/Thailand)
Cambodge-Laos-Viet Nam (Croquis Physique et Routier

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1
Posters

From the Vietnam Veterans Against the War: The Vietnam War is not something to be won or lost. It is a mistake, to be corrected. (Section 12 Drawer 17)

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12
Museum Objects

150museum0001: RVN Major's Clusters
150museum0002: VN Medical Corps patch
150museum0003: Patch of KB Team 46th Med. Det. In RVN 1965
150museum0004: Insignia RVN Army Medical Corps
150museum0005: Leung Choy Shun of Bud Kung Tong
150museum0006: Vietnamese medical supplies
150museum0011: 10 Dong Coin
150museum0841: Photo album with lacquer finish and artwork
150museum0842: Small wooden lacquer ware box
150museum0843: 4 lacquerware wall panels with pearl inlays
150museum0871: Small sailboat carved of wood and mounted on a flat wooden pedestal. Written on the pedestal is Souvenir Da Lat
150museum0872: Large white butterfly

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46
Serials

Army Digest (April 1967) (2 copies)
Army Digest (August 1966)
Army Digest (December 1966)
Army Digest (January 1967)
Army Digest (March 1967)
Facets (Winter 1978)
Junior Scholastic (January 31, 1969)
Life (February 25, 1966)
Life (October 28, 1966)
MD Medical News Magazine v. 12, n. 6 (June 1968)
Military Review (January 1989)
National Geographic (April 1968)
National Geographic (February 1967)
National Geographic (November 1962)
Newsweek (February 20, 1967)
Newsweek Special Issue (July 10, 1967)
Notes et Documents (April 1965)
Saturday Review (September 18, 1965)
Scholastic NewsTime, v. 31, n. 4 (October 12, 1967)
Scholastic NewsTime, v. 32, n. 12 (May 2 1968)
The AMA News (July 17, 1967)
The China Quarterly (January-March, 1962)
The New York times Magazine (October 30, 1983)
The Observer (January 1, 1967)
The Saturday Evening Post (June 4, 1966)
The Star: Radiating the Light of Truth on Hansen's Disease (July-August 1965)
The Vietnam Military Medical Journal, n. 15 (1965)
The VVA Veteran v. 15, n. 12 (December 1995)
Time [Asia Edition] (April 17, 1972)
Time [Asia Edition] (April 22, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (February 18, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (February 9, 1968)
Time [Asia Edition] (January 7, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (July 16, 1965)
Time [Asia Edition] (June 17, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (March 28, 1969)
Time [Asia Edition] (May 27, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (May 5, 1967)
Time [Asia Edition] (October 22, 1965)
Time [Asia Edition] (September 12 1969)
Time [Special Edition] (April 15, 1985)
U.S. Medicine, v. 2, n. 16 (December 1966)
Vietnam Today [Published by The Saigon Post] (1966)
World Week: A Scholastic Magazine (December 1, 1969)
Military Medicine, Vol. 136 No. 4, March 1971
Revue de Corps de Sante Des Forces Armee de la Republique du Vietnam France-Asie: Revue de Culture et de Synthese Franco-Asiatique

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1
Oral History

OH0172 Interview with Michael Mittelmann

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  • Box 1: [1] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.5C ]]
  • Box 2: [2] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.5C ]]
  • 3: [3] [TTU - Southwest Collections Building, Stacks [D048.2 ]]

Inventory

  • Leprosy, Part I
  • Leprosy, Part II
  • United States General Accounting Office: Report to Congressional Committees, U.S. Vietnam Relations, Issues and Implications, April 1995
  • Various magazine articles. Most are from medical journals and others are from Time, Newsweek, various military publications, The New Yorker...
  • Book Reviews
  • Restaurant Menus
  • Anti-War Movement - Anti-War Movement
  • General Correspondence, 1984, 1991
  • Correspondence, Colonel George Omer
  • Correspondence and General Information, Major Russel W. Van Norman
  • Correspondence and General Information, Spencer Walton
  • Monographs: - Monographs:
  • Military Medicine - Preliminary Program 74th Annual Meeting, October 1967
  • Tony Zidek, Choi Oi! - "The Lighter Side of Vietnam"
  • The Weekly News Magazine, Life in Vietnam, July 17, 1965
  • Monographs:
  • Viet-Nam: Four Steps to Peace, Armed Forces Information and Education, Department of Defense
  • 200 Years of Military Medicine, U.S. Army Medical Department
  • Dalat: An Ideal Vacationland of Vietnam
  • Saigon Roundup, The Weekly Digest and Advertising Magazine, July 16, 1965
  • La Semaine a Saigon (Seven Days in Saigon), number 346, 348, 353, 358, July-October 1965
  • USARV Medical Bulletin, 1966-1967
  • Le Service De Sante Militaire Francais En Indochine
  • General History and Culture of Vietnam
  • United States Department of State Special Report and Current Bulletins, 1985
  • "One Day in June"
  • DA PAM 360-214 Troop Topics, "Our Mission in Vietnam," October 1964
  • War Time Medical Issues
  • Post War Medical Issues
  • Buddhism
  • Armed Forces Standard Procedures, Regulations, August 1965-January 1966
  • An Introductory Note of 12th Air Force Base With Its Mission and History
  • Time-Life Book Information on The Vietnam Experience
  • Tet 1966 General Information
  • Map of South Vietnam with troop disposition and organization chart of COMUSMACV
  • Newspaper Clippings: Saigon Daily News for August 14, 1965 and February 18, 1966
  • Newspaper Clippings: The Saigon Post for November 29, 1965 and January 18, 1966
  • Newspaper Clippings, 1965
  • Newspaper Clippings, 1966
  • Newspaper Clippings, 1968-1994
  • Monographs in French: Les Poissons D'Importance Commerciale au Viet Nam, 1964 (2 copies)
  • Monographs in French:
  • Le Poisson Dans L'Alimentation de Vietnamien
  • La Peche Aux Crevettes au Centre Viet Nam
  • Monographs in French:
  • Bulletin de al Societe des Etudes Indochinoises, 195\64
  • La Science au Viet-Nam, 1963
  • Description of slides VAS010367-010690
  • Lecture/Conference Training Outline: Landmine injuries of the foot.
  • Landmine Injuries of the Foot- Their Clinical and X-Ray Findings by Michael Mittelmann COL USAR
  • Description of slides VAS010613-011009
  • Nha Trang: Nguyen Du/ Kim-Van-Kieu , etc. Hospital Facilities & Saigon scenes: CRB, Hello Dolly . Leprosarium, Nha Trang and selected case reviews. Nha Trang & environs: Khanh Hoa Provincial Hospital. Nha Trang & environs: 8th FH: B-57 Bomber Crash.
  • Correspondence
  • ARVN Medical Newsletters
  • Photocopies of newspaper clippings
  • Introductory and Descriptive Pages from Notebooks I, II, and III (Sugar Cane Crusher Injuries of the Hand in Vietnam): Clinical Cases 35mm Slide Collection.
  • Correspondence
  • 3.5 inch floppy disc containing the material of Notebook IV
  • Cover sheets and Documents list of items to be found in Notebook IV B. Some items can be located in the Oversized box in the Mittelmann Collection.
  • National Geographic (September 1964) article: Slow Train Through Vietnam's Warby Howard Sochurek.
  • Article: Bhuddism Today by Gerald Delilkhan
  • Article: An Orthopedic Professional Service Team Medical Detatchment (KB) by Michael Mittelmann
  • Table 2 from Backache in Vietnam
  • From the New York Times: West Point Class of '66 Eager to Fight
  • Brief biography of General Wesley K. Clark US Army (Retired) printed from the Internet
  • Graduation Exercises 1966, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
  • Information regarding Lynda Bird Johnson
  • Letter from Mittelmann to Dr. Haydee Kimmich
  • Response to Mittellmann from Dr. Kimmich
  • Report of tour of duty in Vietnam from June 15, 1967 to August 18, 1967. by Dr. Haydee J. Kimmich, Orthopedic Surgeon.
  • From AMA News, Volume 11 Number 4 (January 29, 1968): Our Readers Express Themselves
  • From AMA News, Volume 11 Number 8 (February 26, 1968): Outposts in Vietnam
  • Article (printed from the Internet) regarging Dr. Haydee Kimmich
  • Article (photocopy) from the New York Times (September 10, 1967): Amputees in Vietnam bu Howard Rusk M.D.
  • Article (photocopy): Vietnam Health Care by Howard Rusk M.D.
  • Article (photocopy): Aid to South Vietnamby Howard Rusk M.D.
  • Article from Military Medicine, Number 10 Volume 132 (October 1967): Results of Vietnamese Acupuncture Seen at the Second Surgical Hospital by Major Norman M. Rich and Lt. Col. Francis C. Dimond
  • Article from Military Medicine, Number 11 Volume 132 (November 1967): Surgical Research in Vietnam by Col. Robert M. Hardaway, III.
  • Article: The Role of a US Military Physician in the Vietnamese Medicolegal Field by Lt. Col. Frank W. Kiel
  • Article: Civilian Medical Care in SOuth Vietnam by Captain Daniel B. White
  • Article: Wounding Agents in Vietnam by Cdr. Frederick E. Jackson
  • Military Medicine Volume 133 Number 1 (January 1968)
  • Article by Don Luce: Vietnam: Life in a Sad Land (June 1, 1968)
  • Article: Surgeon Opens Office in City
  • From the Hartford Times (June 8, 1969): Plantation Gets Battle Brunt
  • From MD Medical Newsmagazine, Volume 14 Number 2 (February 1970): Vietnam Casualties
  • From MD Medical Newsmagazine (August 1970): Lotus Power
  • Three Interviews on Vietnam: (1) Interview of Xuan Thuy by Richard Falk (October 30, 1970); (2) Interview of Madame Binh by Richard Falk (November 1, 1970); (3) Interview of President Thieu by Austin Hoyt (November 12, 1970)
  • Letters to the Editor of JAMA (January 11, 1971) regarding Surgery in Vietnam
  • From JAMA (February 1, 1971) Anesthesia Experiences at a Plastic Surgery Center in Vietnam by Joseph F. Patterson MD, and M. Kathleen Belton MD.
  • Article from Medical Digest (May 1971): Scrub Typhus from Vietnam: Experiences at the 8th Field Hospital
  • Article (October 20, 1971): End to Vietnam Drug Abuse Foreseen
  • Brief biography of Floyd Harold Kushner
  • Photcopied photograph of Dr. Paul Grauwin in Cambodian clinic
  • Letter from Mittelmann to Dr. Robert A. Quint
  • Map of Vietnam from the Hartford Courant (April 2, 1975)
  • Diabled USA, Volume 4 Number 6, 1981
  • Selected Readings on Mobilization Planning
  • The Army Historian Number 2, Winter 1984
  • Book Review for "Moc Hoa: A Vietnam Military Medical Adventure," Military Medicine, Vol. 156, September 1991, page A16
  • "Heroines of Healing," Army Reserve Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 4, Winter 1993-1994, pp. 10-12 (reference made to 8th Field Hospital in Nha Trang)
  • "An Orthopedic Professional Service Team Medical Detachment (KB)" by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Mittelmann, USA, from Military Medicine, Vol. 133, No. 1, January 1968
  • Field Manual 8-16: Medical Service, Field Army. Published by Headquarters, Department of the Army (June 1965)
  • Oversize material
  • The Hartford (CT) Courant from January 28, 1973
  • From AMA News (September 26, 1966): Mekong River Houseboats to become Medical Clinics
  • Service Stripe, a Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC publication (December 9, 1966).
  • New York Times Book Review: The Vietnam Story by John Mecklin
  • US Medicine: The Newspaper for Federal Physicians, Volume 3 Number 14 (July 15, 1967)
  • New York Times (August 13, 1967)
  • Poster: Join the Army...
  • Excerpt from the AMA News (November 20, 1967): MD Recalls Magic Moments in Vietnam
  • New York Times article (September 10, 1967): Amputees in Vietnam
  • New York Times article (December 31, 1967): Vietnam Health Care
  • Article: Aid to South Vietnam
  • New York Times, the Week in Review (November 19, 1967)
  • From the New York Times Magazine (April 7, 1968): The Lengthening Shadow of the NLF by A.J. Langguth
  • Article: MD at Paris Talks Tells of Work Under Fire and Training Methods
  • Exceprt from the New York Times Magazine (July 5, 1970): West Point Cadets Now Say Why, Sir? by Thomas Fleming
  • Excerpt from American Medical News (February 8, 1971): Dr. Smith's Special War
  • American Medical News (April 23, 1973)
  • The New York Times (April 3, 1975)
  • From the Hartfor (CT) Courant (April 1, 1975)
  • The New York Times (April 6, 1975)
  • The New York Times Week in Review (April 6, 1975)
  • The Hartford (CT) Courant (April 30, 1975)
  • Republic of Vietnam Calendar (1966)
  • Medical Chart: Back Review Section #1
  • Medical Chart: Back Review Section #2
44
Books

Buttinger, Joseph, The Smaller Dragon
Byerly, Jr., Wesley Grimes, Nam Doc
Cronkite, Walter, Eye on the World
Edelman, Bernard, Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
Fall, Bernard, Hell in a Very Small Place
Fall, Bernard, The Two Viet-Nams
Fall, Bernard, Viet-Nam Witness, 1953-1966
Hasselblad, Marva, Lucky-Lucky
Highlights in the history of the Army Nurse Corps
Hsieh, Tehyi, Selected Pearls of Wisdom
International Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy
Kammholz, Larry P., Moc Hoa: A Vietnam Medical-Military Adventure
NATO Handbook, Emergency War Surgery
Neel, Major General Spurgeon, Medical Support of the U.S. Army in Vietnam 1965-1970
Nguyen Phut Tan, A Modern History of Vietnam
Questions and Answers - Viet-Nam: The Struggle For Freedom
Saigon Medical School: An Experiment in International Medical Education
Salisbury, Harrison, Behind the Lines - Hanoi
Sheehan, Neil, The Arnheiter Affairs
Small Unit Action in Vietnam, Summer 1966
Vietnamese Legends (2 copies)
Les Grandes Chasses En Indochine
Nam et Le Petit Poisson
Viet-Nam a hier et a aujourd'hui
Nguyen-Du, 'Kim Van Kieu"
Album de Timbres Poste
Foreign Language Dictionaries:
L'Anglais aux Debutants
Van Quoc Ngu Thuc-hanh (3 copies)
Phap-Viet Tu Dien
Anh-Viet
Anh-Van Thuc-hanh
Viet-Anh
Manuals:
Country Study - Republic of Vietnam
FM 8-16 Department of the Army Field Manual: Medical Service, Field Army (June 1965)
Telephone Directory of U.S. Government Agencies in Vietnam
TM 8-230 Medical and Surgical Technicians (August 1950)
Reference:
Faces of Anguish (Vietnam)
Military Medicine: An Historical Perspective Exhibit, October 1988-January 1989
The Evidence at Vung Ro Bay
The National Economy and The Vietnam War (Committee For Economic Development)
Army 1966 Green Book

3
Photographs

VA006653:VA006660
VA026118:VA026121
VAVA030708:VA030711 (17 photographs)

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3
Slides

VAS010367:VAS010580
VAS010613-VAS011009
VAS011962-VAS012813 (1,647 slides)

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3
Maps

Do-Thanh Saigon (Saigon Street Map)(2 copies)
Viet-Nam Hinh The-Chanh Tri (Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/Thailand)
Cambodge-Laos-Viet Nam (Croquis Physique et Routier

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1
Posters

From the Vietnam Veterans Against the War: The Vietnam War is not something to be won or lost. It is a mistake, to be corrected. (Section 12 Drawer 17)

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12
Museum Objects

150museum0001: RVN Major's Clusters
150museum0002: VN Medical Corps patch
150museum0003: Patch of KB Team 46th Med. Det. In RVN 1965
150museum0004: Insignia RVN Army Medical Corps
150museum0005: Leung Choy Shun of Bud Kung Tong
150museum0006: Vietnamese medical supplies
150museum0011: 10 Dong Coin
150museum0841: Photo album with lacquer finish and artwork
150museum0842: Small wooden lacquer ware box
150museum0843: 4 lacquerware wall panels with pearl inlays
150museum0871: Small sailboat carved of wood and mounted on a flat wooden pedestal. Written on the pedestal is Souvenir Da Lat
150museum0872: Large white butterfly

Click here to view all Museum Objects
46
Serials

Army Digest (April 1967) (2 copies)
Army Digest (August 1966)
Army Digest (December 1966)
Army Digest (January 1967)
Army Digest (March 1967)
Facets (Winter 1978)
Junior Scholastic (January 31, 1969)
Life (February 25, 1966)
Life (October 28, 1966)
MD Medical News Magazine v. 12, n. 6 (June 1968)
Military Review (January 1989)
National Geographic (April 1968)
National Geographic (February 1967)
National Geographic (November 1962)
Newsweek (February 20, 1967)
Newsweek Special Issue (July 10, 1967)
Notes et Documents (April 1965)
Saturday Review (September 18, 1965)
Scholastic NewsTime, v. 31, n. 4 (October 12, 1967)
Scholastic NewsTime, v. 32, n. 12 (May 2 1968)
The AMA News (July 17, 1967)
The China Quarterly (January-March, 1962)
The New York times Magazine (October 30, 1983)
The Observer (January 1, 1967)
The Saturday Evening Post (June 4, 1966)
The Star: Radiating the Light of Truth on Hansen's Disease (July-August 1965)
The Vietnam Military Medical Journal, n. 15 (1965)
The VVA Veteran v. 15, n. 12 (December 1995)
Time [Asia Edition] (April 17, 1972)
Time [Asia Edition] (April 22, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (February 18, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (February 9, 1968)
Time [Asia Edition] (January 7, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (July 16, 1965)
Time [Asia Edition] (June 17, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (March 28, 1969)
Time [Asia Edition] (May 27, 1966)
Time [Asia Edition] (May 5, 1967)
Time [Asia Edition] (October 22, 1965)
Time [Asia Edition] (September 12 1969)
Time [Special Edition] (April 15, 1985)
U.S. Medicine, v. 2, n. 16 (December 1966)
Vietnam Today [Published by The Saigon Post] (1966)
World Week: A Scholastic Magazine (December 1, 1969)
Military Medicine, Vol. 136 No. 4, March 1971
Revue de Corps de Sante Des Forces Armee de la Republique du Vietnam France-Asie: Revue de Culture et de Synthese Franco-Asiatique

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1
Oral History

OH0172 Interview with Michael Mittelmann

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Pub Credit Line
1500000000, Michael Mittelmann Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 07 Dec 2001 [Updated: 30 Sep 2019]