After-Order by Lieut.-Colonel Hugh Cabot, C.M.G., R.A.M.C., February 1919

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Title

After-Order by Lieut.-Colonel Hugh Cabot, C.M.G., R.A.M.C., February 1919

Subject

Harvard Surgical Unit.
Medicine, Military.
World War, 1914-1918.
Great Britain. Army. No. 22 General Hospital (Camiers, France)

Description

At the conclusion of service with the British army in France, the personnel of the Harvard Unit were given this printed communication, extending the thanks of Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig as well as the commendation of Hugh Cabot:

The months and years of intimate association under conditions rarely easy, often difficult, occasionally very trying, have developed a working force of extraordinary capacity, the value of which has been generously recognized. But the work which this force can do has not ended with the armistice and will not end with the peace treaty. The peace of the world will require for its maintenance the development of the same qualities which the Staff of "No. 22" developed and demonstrated at Camiers. Recognition of opportunity and fulfillment of obligation may require that the power there acquired by exercised for years to come in order to hold and increase the gain which War has bought at such a price. The Staff of the Harvard Unit acquired tremendous capacity for the work it undertook and has achieved success and commendation, if it has also acquired vision, it has achieved immortality.

Creator

Cabot, Hugh Cabot, 1872-1945.

Source

Wallace, M. Blanche (Mary Blanche), 1892-1979. Scrapbooks, 1916-1924 (inclusive).

Date Created

1919-02

Format

text

Extent

2 printed pages.

Language

English.

Type

text

Identifier

H MS b63.1, v.2.

Provenance

Gift of M. Blanche Wallace to the Archives of Harvard Medical School, 1971.

Files

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Citation

Cabot, Hugh Cabot, 1872-1945., “After-Order by Lieut.-Colonel Hugh Cabot, C.M.G., R.A.M.C., February 1919,” OnView, accessed July 18, 2024, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/17941.