Answering the call: 25th General Hospital featured in UC Magazine

Barbara Lincoln Ashbaugh with patients in Tongres (Belgium)

Barbara Lincoln Ashbaugh with patients in Tongres (Belgium)


The April edition of UC Magazine features an article based on Courage and Skill in World War II: 25th General Hospital, a UC Libraries online exhibit. Additional photographs, texts and video can be viewed from the digital collection.

During the summer of 1941, the U.S. Army invited the University of Cincinnati to organize the 25th General Hospital to serve as a major medical facility in the European war theater. More than 600 physicians, surgeons, nurses, and enlisted men served the 25th with distinction in England, France, and Belgium until the end of the war. An earlier incarnation of the 25th had bravely served on the battlefields of World War I.

A project of the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, supported by a gift from Col. J.N. Pritzker, Illinois Army National Guard (ret.), president and CEO of Tawani Enterprises, founder and chair of the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago, and founder and president of the Tawani Foundation.

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