Loading a patient into an ambulance after receiving an x-ray at Ain-el-Turck

“They fought the enemy, not with guns and bayonets, or planes or tanks, but with men whom they repaired and sent back into combat, they fought by improving morale, by giving the sick and wounded assurance of care at the earliest moment, not hasty nervous make-shift care, but intelligent well thought out coordinated treatment.” Michael L. Mason

Michael L. Mason

1943

James A. Conner

1942

The digital exhibit “Operation Saving Lives: Northwestern as the 12th General Hospital during WWII” was a collaborative effort between the Special Collections, User Services, and Research Assessment and Communications departments of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center.

Through the support of the National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship program, the Library had the opportunity to explore a variety of tools and platforms to showcase the legacy of Northwestern University Medical School in an interactive manner as well as create an educational resource for those interested in military and medical history.

The content for the exhibit was drawn from the papers of Michael L. Mason and James A. Conner, who served with the 12th General Hospital Unit in Algeria and Italy. Most of the documents and artifacts depicted in the exhibit are part of the 12th General Hospital Collection located at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center and can be viewed with more context on the Library’s virtual repository, Digital Hub.

The digital exhibit “Operation Saving Lives: Northwestern as the 12th General Hospital during WWII” was a collaborative effort between the Special Collections, User Services, and Research Assessment and Communications departments of Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center. Through the support of the National Library of Medicine’s Associate Fellowship program, the Library had the opportunity to explore a variety of tools and platforms to showcase the legacy of Northwestern University Medical School in an interactive manner as well as create an educational resource for those interested in military and medical history.

The content for the exhibit was drawn from the papers of Michael L. Mason and James A. Conner, who served with the 12th General Hospital Unit in Algeria and Italy. Most of the documents and artifacts depicted in the exhibit are part of the 12th General Hospital Collection located at Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center and can be viewed with more context on the Library’s virtual repository, Digital Hub.