Baby Name Story – Baby Named After MASH Unit

And now, after Louis Meadows Brook and Normah, the final installment of the “babies named after hospitals” weekend series. This one is hearsay, but I’ll post it anyway:

In late April, 1957, there was an earthquake in Fethiye, Turkey. According to British sailors who delivered relief supplies to the area, a Turkish baby born amid the ruins was named Mash after a U.S. Army medical unit. (MASH is an acronym for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.)

Source: “Baby Named for Hospital.” Hartford Courant 2 May 1957: 29E.


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