Cady, Lee D.

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Cady, Lee D.

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  • Cady, Lee D., 1896-1987

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Lee D. Cady was a physician who served on the Washington University and Baylor University Schools of Medicine staff, and served overseas for the U.S. in both WWI and WWII. Cady graduated from University of Missouri (A.B. 1918) and Washington University School of Medicine (A.M. 1921; M.D. 1922), and was a faculty member at Washington University (Departments of Medicine and Clinical Medicine) from 1925 to 1942. He did his internship and residency at Washington University, 1922-1925. During WWII, he was the commander of the 21st General Hospital, the hospital unit for Washington University in Rouen, France. Under his leadership, the base hospital cared for over 65,000 patients in the European theater of the war. For his medical service and assistance in the liberation of France, Cady received the French Croix de Guerre in 1945. The next year, he was appointed the director of medical services for the Veterans Administration in Dallas, presiding over the regional branches in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Cady served in that position for thirteen years and later was appointed as the director of the Veterans Hospital in Houston. He passed away in 1987 and was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.


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Edwards, Joseph C. (1909-1994)

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Cady was commanding officer of the 21st General Hospital during most of World War II.

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Created in A to M December 16, 2019 10:47 AM
Revised April 21, 2020 & April 26, 2020


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  1. Obituary: Dr. Lee D. Cady, 90; Ex-head of Medical Society in St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 26 August 1987, VF01080-CadyLD-bio-obituary-CV.pdf
  2. Curriculum Vitae, Lee D. Cady, M.D., F.A.C.H.A, Houston, Texas, January 1, 1968, VF01080-CadyLD-bio-obituary-CV.pdf

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