In 1917 a Columbia University student interrupted his medical studies for training in Allentown, Pennsylvania, to prepare him for future deployment around Piave, Italy, in the United States Army Ambulance Service. Besides the usual marching around in basic training, Paul Meyer Wood received specialized training in rescue procedures using the very types of ambulance vehicles (above) that would be employed at the Italian Front. (Copyright © the American Society of Anesthesiologists, Inc.)