A Poetic Tribute to the Unit


"Leaving Camiers, Jan. 1, 1919"
From the Photograph Album of Helen F. Kimmens

Gift of Mrs. Frederick J. Caldwell to the Archives of Harvard Medical School, 1970



An equally heartfelt testimonial to the Harvard Surgical Unit is preserved in the scrapbook of one of its nurses, Helen F. Kimmens. A poem, written by a former patient, Gilbert Bridge, concludes

Harvard t'was a splendid deed
When you supplied a vital need
And sent us aid to carry on
Promising more 'til wars are won
A noble work for a worthy end
England thanks you Harvard--friend