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Anna Roggensees World War I photograph album


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ID: 2/1/PH 205

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 03/00/2019

Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 - Health aspects, World War, 1914-1918 - Hospitals, World War, 1939-1945 - Women

Forms of Material: Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The photographs illustrate the Base Hospital 49 (the Nebraska University Hospital) in Allerey, France during World War I. Included are photographs showing every aspect of the facility's operation including its medical, ancillary, logistics, and administrative services.  Most of the photos include patients, soldiers, nurses, and local civilians in positions highlighting the operation or use of equipment and facilities.  There are striking images of patients being treated on operating tables, getting x-rays, and rows of beds of quarantined patients in the “pneumonia room.” Also included are outside views of the buildings, tents, streets, and railroad tracks that made up the complex along with staff quarters including the officers’ lounge, the Red Cross Hut, and the chaplain’s staff. Photos of the officers and nurses are featured throughout as well as the enlisted barracks

Collection Historical Note

During World War One, most American base hospitals were grouped together into hospital centers along the lines of communication. Base Hospital 49—a thousand-bed facility which was staffed primarily by faculty and students of the University of Nebraska’s medical school—was located at the Allery Medical Center along with six other hospitals (five base hospitals and one evacuation hospital). Together they had a normal operating capacity of 10,000 beds. All of the hospitals were able to double their capacity if the need arose; the most patents served by Base Hospital 49 on a single day was 1,950 on November 10, 1918. Hospitals assigned to a medical center were each assigned to perform specific types of care. Number 49 was tasked with providing care for “grave surgical cases,” neuropsychiatric patients, “otolaryngological” problems, and soldiers with influenza and pneumonia.

Subject/Index Terms

World War, 1914-1918 - Health aspects
World War, 1914-1918 - Hospitals
World War, 1939-1945 - Women

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Between the Covers

Acquisition Method: Purchased.

Preferred Citation: [Image], Anna Roggensees World War I photograph album, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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