A new year can be a turning point, a start of something new, a break from routine, a celebration. The historical collections of the National
By James Labosier ~ Howard Bishop was confident that he knew what was best for people and that people needed to be told. In the
At last, Dr. Bayne-Jones received word that he would be released from army service in May 1919. By early June, he was back in the U.S. for the first time in over two years.
By Susan L. Speaker ~ The newspaper headlines on November 11, 1918 were exultant: after more than four long years, the Great War was over!
By Divyansh Agarwal ~ A seemingly typical Sunday evening in Louisiana, September 8, 1935, was about to become extraordinary. The House of Representatives had organized
By Susan Speaker ~ In an earlier post, I highlighted the wartime experiences of Sir William Osler, who is often called “the father of American
By Susan Speaker ~ In recent posts, we’ve featured Base Hospital #4, the first group of American Expeditionary Force (AEF) medical personnel to join the
By Susan Speaker ~ On May 18, 1917, the Base Hospital #4 group arrived in Liverpool on the HMS Orduna. They were the first of
By Susan Speaker This is one of a series of occasional posts highlighting collections that document medical activities during the Great War, which lasted from
By Laura Hartman ~ For his 1913 Christmas greeting card, eminent 19th century neurologist and best-selling novelist Silas Weir Mitchell (1829–1914) penned a poem entitled