Circular, [New York, N.Y., October, 1914]

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Title

Circular, [New York, N.Y., October, 1914]

Subject

American Ambulance Hospital.
World War 1914-1918.
Medicine, Military.
Military nursing.
Harvard Medical School.

Description

Established and sponsored by members of the American colony in Paris soon after the outbreak of hostilities, the American Ambulance Hospital was ready for the reception of patients on September 1, 1914, at the Lycee Pasteur in Neuilly, Paris. The hospital, under the direction of surgeon-in-chief, C. Winchester Dubouchet, was intended to care for wounded soldiers "irrespective of nationality." Its Medical Board made a proposal to universities in the United States to staff part of the hospital with rotating units of surgical personnel. Dr. George W. Crile (1864-1943) was at the head of the first unit, from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, which arrived at the end of 1914. The President and Corporation of Harvard University approved participation in the plan and, with the financial support of William Lindsay of Boston, who underwrote the venture, the second unit, headed by Harvey Cushing and Robert B. Greenough, was organized from Boston and went to Paris, serving from April 1 to July 1, 1915.

Creator

American Ambulance Hospital.

Source

Circular, [New York, N.Y., October, 1914]

Date Created

1914-10

Format

text

Extent

6 printed pages.

Language

English.

Type

text

Identifier

Pq. 479.

Provenance

From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library.

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Citation

American Ambulance Hospital., “Circular, [New York, N.Y., October, 1914],” OnView, accessed July 18, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17910.