FLOR500, Garden 199 Dr. Frank Adamo, World War II Physician (1893–1988) In early 1941, Tampa native Dr. Frank Adamo was sent to the Philippines as an Army surgeon. There, he developed a new procedure for treating gangrene that saved infected limbs and avoided amputation. Life magazine called him "Bataan's medical hero." He was part of the Bataan Death March when the Japanese captured the Philippines. As a prisoner-of-war, he continued to treat the wounded. After the camp was liberated, he returned to Tampa in April 1945. First Avenue had already been renamed Frank Adamo Drive. Adamo resumed his private practice and retired in 1973
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Dr. Frank Adamo, World War II Physician 

(1893–1988)

In early 1941, Tampa native Dr. Frank Adamo was sent to the Philippines as an Army surgeon. There, he developed a new procedure for treating gangrene that saved infected limbs and avoided amputation. Life magazine called him "Bataan's medical hero." He was part of the Bataan Death March when the Japanese captured the Philippines. As a prisoner-of-war, he continued to treat the wounded. After the camp was liberated, he returned to Tampa in April 1945. First Avenue had already been renamed Frank Adamo Drive. Adamo resumed his private practice and retired in 1973.













































































































































 

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