Robert Emmett Flannery. Born in 1884 in Wisconsin, Robert Emmett Flannery was a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1906. He was an attending surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital in Chicago. Captain Flannery was Chief of the Surgical Service, Base Hospital No. 11. SOURCE: History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Biographical Publishing Corporation, 1922. p. 505. Copyright status: out of copyright.