Roger I. Lee in Command


"Many Changes Made in Personnel of Base Hospital No. 5, the Harvard Unit" Boston Herald, September 29, 1918

Gift of Marjorie Reynolds Jackson to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1946



Professor of Hygiene at Harvard, Roger Irving Lee, was a member of the Surgical Unit in 1915.  He was a Major in the Medical Reserve Corps at the United States' entry into the war.  Assigned to Base Hospital No. 5, Lee was its officer in command through most of 1918. 



Letter from Robert I. Lee to Ella Lowell from Base Hospital No. 5, January 24, 1918




Roger Irving Lee (1881-1965)
Letters from Roger I. Lee, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1917-1918
(Brookline, Mass. : Privately Printed, 1962)

From the Library of Harvard Medical School

Late in his life, Roger I. Lee published these extracts from letters written almost daily to his then fiancĂ©e, Ella Lowell Lyman.  They letters give a vivid portrayal of the ordinary experiences of camp life at Base Hospital No. 5.