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December 13, 2012

George Crile WWI Journals

Dr. George W. Crile (1864-1943), house surgeon at Lakeside Hospital and professor of surgery at the Medical School of Western Reserve University, was known internationally for his surgical techniques and medical research. During World War I, Dr. Crile organized a unit of doctors and nurses from Lakeside Hospital to assist the Allies in treating and caring for the war wounded. The Lakeside Unit spent the first three months of 1915 at the American Ambulance in Paris. During this period, Dr. Crile kept a personal account of his experience. Upon his return to Cleveland, Dr. Crile and his wife, Grace McBride Crile, organized these accounts, along with personal and professional correspondence and letters from soldiers he had treated, and compiled a three volume set of “diaries”. Copies of this set were given to members of the Lakeside Unit as a memento.

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