U.S. Army 52nd General Hospital Collection

Cover Image:
52nd General Hospital Group Photograph
52nd General Hospital Group Photograph - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
1941 - 1945

Historical Context

Mobile military hospitals were organized by the U.S. Department of War as early as 1940 in anticipation of American involvement in World War II. These mobile hospitals would be used for surgical and medical treatment of casualties suffered in combat. The 52nd General Hospital was one such hospital, which was affiliated with Syracuse University College of Medicine. This collection offers an extensive look at the life of medical personnel who served during training in Camp Livingston, Louisiana and at the actual camp in Kidderminster, England.

Scope of Collection

The collection includes many black and white photographs relating to 52nd General Hospital. Views include buildings, people, and events. In addition, there are oral histories and interviews from members of the 52nd General Hospital. There are a couple documents: a certificate of appreciation, an invitation, and a holiday greeting card.