USMC Dental Office, Saipan, WWII


“A Marine dentist sets up his office on Saipan, using a Japanese box as a footrest, a Japanese pail as a waste-bucket, and a Japanese shrine (left background) as decor for his waiting room. In order to keep his dentistry really ‘painless’ a Marine patrol nearby kept on the alert for Jap snipers.” (U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archives)

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2 Responses to “USMC Dental Office, Saipan, WWII”

  1. beth Says:

    I gave dental fear so yikes!!!

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:


    I don’t like doctors. They always seem to find something wrong that costs the same as their monthly boat payment, and it’s usually regarding something I enjoy that causes tumors in rats.

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