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III: Raber, 1942 - 1943


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The 12th General Hospital Collection is comprised of the papers of James A. Conner, who served as the hospital’s head of the communicable diseases section, and Michael L. Mason, who served as the hospital’s chief of surgical staff, as well as four items from Paul A. Raber, a 1940 graduate of Northwestern University Medical School who served with the 12th General Hospital. While the collection contains documents that pre-date World War II and those that relate to the lives of these men after the termination of their military service, the majority of the collection focuses on the recruitment, training, and daily activities of the physicians, nurses, and enlisted men who staffed the 12th General Hospital. The collection includes: correspondence, memos, patient files, protocols, reports, publications, meeting minutes and receipts of the Officer's Club, photographs, poetry, uniforms and insignia, and artifacts that provide insight into both the official duties of the medical personnel and some of their pursuits during their leisure time.


  • 1942 - 1943


Conditions Governing Access

Access to files containing patient health information is restricted until 50 years after a person's death according to HIPAA; consult the special collections librarian for details. For the digitized items in this collection, Public Domain Mark 1.0 applies, as they have been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

Biographical / Historical

Series consists of 4 keepsakes that celebrate the 12th General Hospital's baseball team, the Red Birds, and their winning record in Fort Custer, Michigan, and in Algeria, North Africa.

Biographical / Historical

Paul Raber earned his MD from the Northwestern University Medical School in 1941. He was born in Buffalo, South Dakota, in 1914 and he died in 1997. He served as a Lieutenant on the surgical service of 12th General Hospital.


4 items

Language of Materials


Library Details

Part of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center Repository

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