Collection VC051 - General Hospital 21 Artifacts

French Army formation sign patch. United States Army shoulder sleeve patch. United States Army shoulder sleeve insignia. United States Army Meritorious Unit Award patch. Poster announcing opening of "Club Ravenel" Officer's Club. 21st General Hospital unit guidon with campaign streamers. General Hospital 21 Unit standard flag. General Hospital 21 50th anniversary banner. Architectural rendering of the Establissement thermale de Bou Haifia, Bou Hanifia, Algeria. 21st General Hospital US Army Unit Crest lapel pin.


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General Hospital 21 Artifacts


  • 1940-1945 (Creation)


26.25 Linear Feet

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56 artifacts related to the 21st General Hospital. Artifacts include embroidered patches from the United States, German, and French armies, flags, armbands, uniforms, commemorative t-shirts, and various artifacts collected by Col. Lee D. Cady during his service as the commander of 21st General Hospital.

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The collection is open and accessible for research.

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Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.

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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."

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