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Massachusetts General Hospital World War I Collection

Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital

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More than 500 Massachusetts General Hospital employees went to Europe to provide care to soldiers during World War I. Most served at Base Hospital Number 6, which Massachusetts General Hospital operated just south of Bordeaux, France, over 400 miles from the Western front. The published and unpublished materials in this collection represent the experiences of individual doctors and nurses from among those who served.

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation, which opened in 2012, presents the 200-year evolution of health care and medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. The museum and archives and special collections are the stewards of collections relating to the institution’s history. The Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing Collection is a collection of archival materials and artifacts related to the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, originally the Boston Training School for Nurses (1873 -1981).

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