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Finding Aid to the U.S. Army medical officers autobiographical sketch collection1902-1952

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Re-Processing Completed 2004
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: U.S. Army medical officers autobiographical sketch collection
Creator: United States. Surgeon-General's Office
Dates: 1902-1952
Extent: 0.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:
Autobiographical and biographical information on the lives of U.S. Army Medical Officers who served c.1870-1940.

Call number: MS C 44
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

Access Restrictions:

Collection is not restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

United States. Surgeon General's Office. U.S. Army medical officers autobiographical sketch collection. 1902-1952. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 44.

Provenance:

Unknown.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Surgeon General of the Army's Office issued Circular Letter no. 20, War Department, on April 15, 1924. It was sent to all current and retired officers of the United States Army Medical Corps and required each of them, upon their retirement from the Army, to submit a brief account of their life history to the Librarian of the Army Medical Library. The sketches are of officers active between 1870-1940. Includes some medical officers from other branches of the military service and public health officers. Since the circular letter did not specify how detailed the accounts should be, sketch contents vary. Some contain extensive autobiographical narratives while others provide the equivalent of a resume. Information predating 1924 is the product of the Library's construction of certain notable medical officers' files and was not submitted by the officers themselves. Each file entry contains rank, birth and/or death dates, and sketch submission date(s).

Contents List
Box | Folder Title
1 1
Adair, George W., Colonel U.S. Army (1848- ), 1928, 1930 [view online]
1 2
Andrews, Charles L., Captain U.S. Army (1892- ), 1924 [view online]
1 3
Armstrong, Harry G., Major General U.S. Army (1899- ) [view online]
1 4
Artaud, Frank Edward, Major U.S. Army, 1933 [view online]
1 5
Ashburn, Percy Moreau, Colonel U.S. Army (1872-1940), 1940 [view online]
1 6
Ashbury, Howard E., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1880- ), 1933 [view online]
1 7
Ashford, Bailey Kelly, Colonel U.S. Army (1873- ), circa 1933 [view online]
1 8
Baker, Forrest Pitt, Captain U.S. Army (1889- ), 1924 [view online]
1 9
Banister, John M., Colonel U.S. Army (1854- ) [view online]
1 10
Banister, William B., Colonel U.S. Army (1861- ), 1928 [view online]
1 11
Banta, William P., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1873- ), 1928 [view online]
1 12
Barrow, William Hulbert, Captain U.S. Army (1886- ), 1924 [view online]
1 13
Biart, Victor, Captain U.S. Army (1847- ), 1924 [view online]
1 14
Bell, Leonard P., Captain U.S. Army (1871- ), 1924 [view online]
1 15
Bevans, James L., Colonel U.S. Army (1869- ), 1941 [view online]
1 16
Birmingham, H. P., Colonel U.S. Army, 1928 [view online]
1 17
Blanchard, Robert Moore, Colonel U.S. Army (1874- ), 1938 [view online]
1 18
Boucher, Howard E., Colonel U.S. Army (1884- ), 1945 [view online]
1 19
Bowen, A. S., Colonel U.S. Army (1879- ), 1941 [view online]
1 20
Burt, Clarence Edward, Captain U.S. Army (1886- ), 1941 [view online]
1 21
Bushnell, George Ensign, Colonel U.S. Army (1853-1924), 1924, 1936 [view online]
1 22
Cabell, Julian M., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1860- ), 1927, 1933 [view online]
1 23
Chamberlain, Weston Percival, Colonel U.S. Army (1871- ), 1933 [view online]
1 24
Chilton, Frank Nifong, Major U.S. Army (1885- ), 1933 [view online]
1 25
Clark, John A., Colonel U.S. Army (1873- ), 1937 [view online]
1 26
Cleave, John W., Lieutenant U.S. Army (1870- ), 1933 [view online]
1 27
Cloud, Marshall Morgan, Captain U.S. Army (1868- ) [view online]
1 28
Cooper, Alexander Taylor, Colonel U.S. Army (1883- ), 1941, 1943 [view online]
1 29
Corbusier, William Henry, Colonel U.S. Army (1844- ), 1924 [view online]
1 30
Crabtree, George H., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1870- ), 1928 [view online]
1 31
Cramer, E. J., Colonel U.S. Army (1872- ), 1933 [view online]
1 32
Culler, Robert M., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1877- ), 1928 [view online]
1 33
Cumming, Albert Stephens, Major U.S. Army (1885- ), 1924 [view online]
1 34
Dale, Frederick A., Colonel U.S. Army, 1936 [view online]
1 35
Darnall, Carl Roger, Brigadier General U.S. Army (1867-1941), 1934, 1941 [view online]
1 36
Davidson, Wilson T., Colonel U.S. Army (1868- ), 1933 [view online]
1 37
Davis, William R., Colonel U.S. Army (1871-1934) [view online]
1 38
Deming, William Champion, Medical Examiner U.S. Veterans Administration (1862- ), 1935 [view online]
1 39
Deshon, George Durfee, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1865- ), 1950 [view online]
1 40
Duffy, Ralph, Major U.S. Army (1877- ), 1933 [view online]
1 41
Ditmore, Harry B., Captain U.S. Army (1902- ) [view online]
1 42
Eastman, William R., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1873- ), 1924 [view online]
1 43
Ebert, R. G., Colonel U.S. Army (1854- ), 1924 [view online]
1 44
Eble, Charles F., Lieutenant U.S. Army (1877- ), 1924 [view online]
1 45
Evans, William K., Major U.S. Army, 1933 [view online]
1 46
Farrow, Edgar J., Major U.S. Army (1871- ), 1924 [view online]
1 47
Fisher, Henry C., Brigadier General U.S. Army (1867- ), 1943 [view online]
1 48
Ford, Clyde S., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, 1921 [view online]
1 49
Ford, Joseph Herbert, Colonel U.S. Army (1873- ), 1928 [view online]
1 50
Foster, Fred, Colonel U.S. Army (1860- ) [view online]
1 51
Francis, Frank D., Major U.S. Army (1879- ), 1933 [view online]
1 52
Fredericks, William, Lieutenant U.S. Army (1886- ), 1924 [view online]
1 53
Frick, Euclid Bernerdo, Colonel U.S. Army (1867- ), 1924 [view online]
1 54
Fuller, Robert G., Captain U.S. Army (1887- ), 1924 [view online]
1 55
Gardner, Edwin F., Colonel U.S. Army (1848- ), 1924 [view online]
1 56
Gardner, Fletcher, Major U.S. Army (1869- ), 1942 [view online]
1 57
Gardner, Joseph, Major U.S. Army (1833-1918), 1942 [view online]
1 58
Garrison, Fielding Hudson, Colonel U.S. Army (1870-1935), 1930 [view online]
1 59
Geddings, Edward F., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1868- ), 1924 [view online]
1 60
Gorgas, William Crawford, Major General U.S. Army (1854-1920) [view online]
1 61
Graf, Carl H. Captain U.S. Army (1893- ), 1924 [view online]
1 62
Greenleaf, Henry S., Colonel U.S. Army (1870- ), 1928 [view online]
1 63
Grow, Malcolm C. (1887- ) [view online]
1 64
Grutzman, Walter Robert, Major U.S. Army (1869- ), 1924 [view online]
1 65
Hammond, Johnson F., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1882- ), 1946 [view online]
1 66
Harris, Jesse Ralph, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1874- ) [view online]
1 67
Hartnett, E. H., Colonel U.S. Army (1870- ), 1928 [view online]
1 68
Havard, Valery, Colonel U.S. Army (1846- ), 1924 [view online]
1 69
Heflebower, Roy C., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1884- ), 1919, 1946 [view online]
1 70
Henry, Ziba Lindley, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1872- ), 1937 [view online]
1 71
Hornbaker, Joseph Nourse, Major U.S. Army (1876- ), 1924 [view online]
1 72
Howard, Dean Childs, Colonel U.S. Army (1870- ), 1927-1928 [view online]
1 73
Huber, Edward Godfrey, Colonel U.S. Army (1882- ), 1941 [view online]
2 1
Hughes, Michael E., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1869- ), 1933 [view online]
2 2
Hume, Edgar Erskine, General U.S. Army (1889- ), 1951 [view online]
2 3
Humphreys, Harry Gass, Major U.S. Army (1874- ), 1924 [view online]
2 4
Ireland, Merritte Weber, Major General U.S. Army (1867- ), 1931 [view online]
2 5
Irving, Charles R., Captain U.S. Army (1888- ), 1924 [view online]
2 6
Jewell, Charles H., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1869- ), 1927 [view online]
2 7
Jones, Glenn I., Colonel U.S. Army, 1936 [view online]
2 8
Johnson, Richard W., Major U.S. Army (1855- ), 1924 [view online]
2 9
Keefer, Frank Roger, Brigadier General U.S. Army (1865- ), 1936 [view online]
2 10
Kellogg, Preston Stanley, Major U.S. Army (1858- ), 1924 [view online]
2 11
Kelser, Raymond Alexanger, Brigadier General U.S. Army (1893-1952), 1952 [view online]
2 12
Kendall, William Pratt, Colonel U.S. Army (1858- ), 1924 [view online]
2 13
Kennedy, James Madison, General U.S. Army (1865-1930), 1942 [view online]
2 14
Kneedler, William L., Major U.S. Army (1856- ), 1928 [view online]
2 15
Kramer, Floyd, Colonel U.S. Army, 1944 [view online]
2 16
Lawler, William J., Lieutenant U.S. Army (1879- ), 1924 [view online]
2 17
Lindberg, David Oscar Nathaniel, Captain U.S. Army (1891- ), 1933 [view online]
2 18
Lombard, Marion S., Medical Director USPHS (1888- ), 1941 [view online]
2 19
Luse, William E., Lieutenant U.S. Army (1876- ), 1924 [view online]
2 20
Lynch, Charles, Colonel U.S. Army (1868-1937) [view online]
2 21
Lyster, Theodore Charles, Colonel U.S. Army (1875- ), 1928 [view online]
2 22
McCartney, James Lincoln, Lieutenant Commander U.S. Naval Reserve (1898- ), 1941 [view online]
2 23
McCaw, Walter D., Brigadier General U.S. Army, 1936 [view online]
2 24
McCulloch, E. C., Major U.S. Army (1886- ), 1924 [view online]
2 25
McDonald, Charles E., Major U.S. Army (1873- ), 1933 [view online]
2 26
McDonald, Robert C., Brigadier General U.S. Army (1881- ) [view online]
2 27
McLellan, George Hudson, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1884- ), 1933 [view online]
2 28
McMurdo, Charles D., Colonel U.S. Army (1862- ), 1941 [view online]
2 29
Maguire, Daniel Francis, Major U.S. Army (1882- ), 1924 [view online]
2 30
Madigan, Patrick Sarsfield, Colonel U.S. Army (1887- ), 1944 [view online]
2 31
Marietta, Shelley U., Major General U.S. Army, 1945 [view online]
2 32
Mason, Charles Field, Brigadier General U.S. Army (1864- ) [view online]
2 33
Maus, Louis M., Colonel U.S. Army (1851- ) [view online]
2 34
Mendelson, Joseph A., Major U.S. Army (1891- ), 1941 [view online]
2 35
Merrick, John N., Major U.S. Army (1868- ), 1933 [view online]
2 36
Miltenberger, Val Emile, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1881- ), 1941 [view online]
2 37
Mitchell, Leopold, Colonel U.S. Army (1887- ), 1933 [view online]
2 38
Munson, Edward Lyman, Brigadier General U.S. Army (1868- ), 1937 [view online]
2 39
Newgarden, George J., Major U.S. Army (1864- ), 1924 [view online]
2 40
Noble, Robert E., Brigadier General U.S. Army (1870- ), 1925 [view online]
2 41
Northington, Eugene G., Colonel U.S. Army, 1933 [view online]
2 42
Ogilvie, Roy K., Captain U.S. Army (1880- ), 1933 [view online]
2 43
Ogle, Dan Clark, Brigadier General U.S. Army (1901- ), 1949 [view online]
2 44
Pascoe, James B., Major U.S. Army (1870- ), 1933 [view online]
2 45
Patterson, Paul Moyer, Major U.S. Army (1889- ), 1933 [view online]
2 46
Penrose, George Hoffman, Colonel U.S. Army (1861- ), 1924 [view online]
2 47
Pierson, Robert H., Colonel U.S. Army (1874- ), 1933 [view online]
2 48
Pilsbury, Lawrence Bell, Major U.S. Army (1874- ), 1941 [view online]
2 49
Pinkston, Omar Walker, Major U.S. Army (1875- ), 1928 [view online]
2 50
Power, Richard H., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1866- ) [view online]
2 51
Quinton, W. W., Major U.S. Army (1870- ), 1924 [view online]
2 52
Rand, Irving Wallace, Colonel U.S. Army (1866- ), 1927-1928 [view online]
2 53
Raymond, Henry I., Colonel U.S. Army (1857- ), 1919 [view online]
2 54
Reed, Walter, Major U.S. Army (1851-1902), 1902-1903, 1948 [view online]
2 55
Reynolds, Frederick P., Colonel U.S. Army (1867- ), 1942 [view online]
2 56
Rhoads, Thomas Leidy, Colonel U.S. Army (1870- ), 1927, 1931 [view online]
2 57
Robbins, Chandler Prather, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1873- ), 1924 [view online]
2 58
Rockhill, Edward P., Major U.S. Army (1872- ), 1924 [view online]
2 59
Rodriguez, Fernando E., Major Dental Corps U.S. Army (1888- ), 1944 [view online]
2 60
Ruffner, Ernest Lewis, Colonel U.S. Army (1870- ), 1935 [view online]
2 61
Russell, Frederick E., General U.S. Army, 1943 [view online]
2 62
Savage, Howard M., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1876- ), 1920, 1941 [view online]
2 63
Schmitter, Ferdinand, Major U.S. Army (1876- ), 1928 [view online]
2 64
Shand, J. R., Colonel U.S. Army [view online]
2 65
Shaw, Henry A., Colonel U.S. Army (1867- ) [view online]
2 66
Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, Major U.S. Army (1850-1934), 1924 [view online]
2 67
Siler, Joseph F., Colonel U.S. Army (1875- ), 1949 [view online]
2 68
Smart, William M., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1879- ), 1924 [view online]
2 69
Sparrenberger, Frederick Hessler, Major U.S. Army (1872- ), 1942 [view online]
2 70
Talbott, Edward M., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1877- ), 1924 [view online]
2 71
Taylor, Blair Dabney, Colonel U.S. Army (1848- ), 1924, 1928 [view online]
2 72
Tebbitt, Robert L., Major U.S. Army (1878- ), 1924 [view online]
2 73
Teeple, Sherman L., Captain U.S. Army (1864- ), 1924 [view online]
2 74
Torney, George L., Brigadier General U.S. Army (1850-1913), 1914 [view online]
2 75
Van Poole, G. M., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1872- ), 1924 [view online]
2 76
Voorhies, Hugh Gordon, Captain U.S. Army (1871- ), 1924 [view online]
2 77
Vose, William E., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (1877- ), 1928 [view online]
2 78
Webb, Louis H., Colonel U.S. Army (1888- ), 1933 [view online]
2 79
Wakeman, Frank B., Colonel U.S. Army (1896-1944), 1944 [view online]
2 80
Welles, Edward M., Jr. (1883- ), 1924 [view online]
2 81
Wiehe, Ferdinand William, Captain U.S. Army (1892- ), 1924 [view online]
2 82
Wilcox, Timothy E., Brigadier General U.S. Army (1840- ) [view online]
2 83
Wilhelm, George T., Lieutenant U.S. Army (1889- ), 1924 [view online]
2 84
Willcox, Charles, Colonel U.S. Army (1865- ), 1924 [view online]
2 85
Wilson, Ernest Leroy, Captain U.S. Army (1888- ), 1924 [view online]
2 86
Wilson, James Sprigg, Colonel U.S. Army (1871-1945), 1928, 1941, 1943-1945 [view online]
2 87
Wilson, William H., Colonel U.S. Army (1870 - ), 1924, 1941 [view online]
2 88
Winter, Francis Anderson, Colonel U.S. Army (1867- ), 1928 [view online]
2 89
Wolfe, Edwin Philip, Colonel U.S. Army (1871- ) [view online]
2 90
Woodhull, Alfred A. (d. 1921), 1915 [view online]