The Vanguard : First in France
- The Vanguard : First in France
A monthly newsletter from the personnel of Base Hospital No. 5--the first publication from the American Expeditionary Forces--began to appear in November 1917. The issue displayed commemorates a year's anniversary since the departure for France and includes the poem "Lines Written One Year after Leaving America," by Captain Gilbert Horrax from the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital staff. Horrax, a neurologist, later married Geraldine K. Martin, who served in the American Ambulance Hospital Unit.
- Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
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Rare Books and Journals
Harvard U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 5
World War, 1914-1918
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
Horrax, Gilbert, 1887-1957
- 1 pamphlet.
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The Vanguard, first in France. [Boulogne] Base Hospital 5, U.S. Army.
From the Collections of the Boston Medical Library.