Base Hospital 21 Photographs and Drawings
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Brief Description:

This collection consists of 372 photographs, drawings, glass lantern slides, and realia, including a silver "mess cup" and two other silver cups won by the ROTC Medical Unit at Washington University. The objects in the collection depict scenes from Base Hospital 21 in Rouen, France, as well as reunions the members of Base Hospital 21 had many years later. Many of the photographs were originally bound in two albums, and the photographs remain mounted on the unbound album pages that include typed captions. Drawings include sketches of the Base Hospital 21 buildings and grounds, cartoons depicting life as a personnel member of Base Hospital 21, and watercolor sketches of fluoroscopic equipment invented and operated by Dr. Edwin C. Ernst. The majority of the drawings are now housed on glass lantern slides.


Held at:
Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8132
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Phone: (314) 362-4236
Fax: (314) 454-6606
Email: arb [at]
Record Series Number: VC/VC025
Volume: 13.0 Linear Feet
Access Restrictions: The collection is open and accessible for research.
Subject Index
Ernst, Edwin Charles, 1885-1969
Murphy, Fred T.
Proetz, Arthur W. (Arthur Walter), 1888-1966
Stimson, Julia C. (Julia Catherine), 1881-1948
Rights/Use Restrictions: Users of the collection should read and abide by the guidelines of the Use of Archival Collections policy at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.
Related Materials: For related material, please see RG009 (Barnes Hospital Records) Series 9, Map Case Drawer 26, Folder 1: Panoramic photo of Barnes Hospital showing members of Base Hospital 21 preparing to leave for World War I, May 1917. For more information please see
PreferredCitation: [Item description, Item number], Base Hospital 21 Photographs and Drawings, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University School of Medicine.