U.S. Army-General Hospital No. 26 records
Scope and Content
The materials in this collection are administrative materials, as well as correspondence, clippings, and color slides. The collection contains training schedules, lists of staff, and sample clinical records.
- University of Minnesota. U.S. Army-General Hospital No. 26 (Organization)
Language of Materials
Collection material in English
Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law Title 17, U.S. Code. Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch or Historical Note
In the spring of 1940, the Surgeon General of the Army asked the University of Minnesota Medical School to sponsor and organize the professional staff of the United States General Hospital No. 26. It was expected to be an inactive unit, fully staffed, ready to mobilize in the case of a national emergency.
General Hospital No. 26 was activated on February 1, 1943 and sent to North Africa to set up and run a tent hospital after training for eight months in Oklahoma and three months in England. In November 1943, General Hospital No. 26 was sent to Italy and served as the medical service for the 15th Air Force. It was inactivated from Italy on September 14, 1945.
.4 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger)
Collection contains correspondence, articles, clippings, administrative materials, color slides, and papers on Base Hospital No. 26.
- Hospitals, Military -- Minnesota Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Hospitals, Military -- United States Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- U.S. Army-General Hospital No. 26 Records, 1940-1947
- Jenny Filipi
- April 2012
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
Collecting Area Details
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