Robert B. Greenough Latern Slide Collection, 1917-1919. WAM 21245.001-21245.005; 21245.008; 21245.011; 21245.013-21245.140; 21245.142-21245.146; 21245.148-21245.182

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Title

Robert B. Greenough Latern Slide Collection, 1917-1919. WAM 21245.001-21245.005; 21245.008; 21245.011; 21245.013-21245.140; 21245.142-21245.146; 21245.148-21245.182

Subject

Lantern slides
Greenough, Robert B. (Robert Battey), 1871-1937
World War, 1914-1918

Description

Robert Battey Greenough was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1871. He graduated from Harvard College in 1893 and recieved his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1896. He completed his medical training as house officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital and then studied in Vienna. While there, he became interested in tumor pathology. When he returned to Boston he became assistant to Dr. John Collins Warren. He then joined the surgical staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital and held various positions there until his retirement in 1931. Greenough was on the teaching staff at the Harvard Medical School from 1901-1931, originally as an Assistant in Surgery and eventually as Assistant Professor of Surgery. During World War I, Greenough's research was interrupted with service as a surgeon and executive officer with the first "Harvard Unit" during World War I. He was a member of the Naval Reserve Corps and was on active duty in the US Nacy in 1917, where he served as chief of the surgical service of the Chelsea Naval Hospital. Greenough served as president for a number of medical associations throughout his lifetime, including Massachusetts Medical Society (1929-1931), Boston Surgical Society (1928-1930), the American College of Surgeons (1934-1935), and the American Society for the Control of Cancer, where he was serving at the time of his death. Greenough is best known for his contributions to cancer research. He created the concept of consultation cancer clinics and helped to found some of the first clinics of this type. Greenough died in 1937.

This collection is comprised of 174 lantern slides from U. S. Army Base Hospital #5, made by Week's Manufacturing Co., 181 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts. These slides contain photographs from Robert B. Greenough's time as a surgeon during World War I. Please be aware that the following collection contains graphic images of wounds.

Provenance

This collection of lantern slides was donated to the Warren Anatomical Museum in 1937.

Collection Items

Prospect of American Ambulance Hospital of Paris
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

View from roof into courtyard of American Ambulance Hospital of Paris
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Parked ambulances
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Street side fa
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Unloading medical supplies from carriages
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Loading an ambulance
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Patient being helped in a bath
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Nurses and doctors in action in the operating room
The Harvard Unit at the American Ambulance.

Doctors operating on a patient in the operating room
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.

Doctor holding early x-ray machine
From a set of two boxes of lantern slides by Dr. Robert Battey Greenough, covering his service in 1915 with the First Harvard Unit and the American Ambulance in France during World War I.
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