United States Army Base Hospital No. 11

United States Army Base Hospital No. 11


Base Hospital No. 11 was organized in July, 1916, by the St. Mary's, St. Joseph's, and Augustana Hospitals, Chicago, Ill. The unit was mobilized March 4, 1918 and transferred to Camp Dodge, Iowa on April 2. After 11 weeks of training at Camp Dodge it proceeded on June 18 to Camp Mills, NY. On June 28 it sailed on the Matagama from Hoboken, NJ arriving in Liverpool on June 10 and Cherbourg on July 12. From Cherbourg, the unit proceeded by train to Nantes, Department Loire Inferieure, base section No. 1, arriving July 16. Base Hospital No. 11 became a type A, 1,000-bed hospital, with crisis expansion to 2,500. It cared for 2,012 medical and 3,890 surgical cases with the largest number of patients, 2,386, on October 15. Base Hospital No. 11 was relieved by Evacuation Hospital No. 28, on January 14, 1919, sailing from St. Nazaire April 13, on the Rijndam. It arrived at Newport News, VA., April 25, and was demobilized at Camp Grant, Ill., April 29, 1919 (Adapted from: Ford, 1927, p. 638).

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    U. S. Army

    Base Hospital 11

    July 1916 - 29 April 1919

    Ford, Colonel Joseph H. The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War: Administration American Expeditionary Forces. Volume II. Prepared Under the Direction of Maj. Gen. M. W. Ireland. Washington D. C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1927.

    History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago. Biographical Publishing Corporation, 1922.

    Journal of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. Volume 37.

    Flikke, Julia Otteson. Nurses in Action. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1943.

    Rush University Medical Center Archives.  Finding Aid.  www.lib.rush.edu/archives

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