Remembering the 65th Exhibit Now Online

65th General Hospital staff on Duke campus

Earlier this summer we unveiled the exhibit, Remembering the 65th: Duke’s General Hospital Unit, which documents the staff, activities, and accomplishments of the 65th General Hospital, Duke's World War II unit. We are happy to announce that digital version is now available online.

Like the physical exhibit, Remembering the 65th features artifacts, photographs, and documents from the Medical Center Archives collections. Items include medical instruments used by hospital staff, an aircrew flak helmet worn by a patient treated at the hospital, original artwork depicting the unit’s doctors and nurses, and a letter from President Ronald Reagan commending the unit.The digital exhibit contains over 40 images as well as additional materials that we weren't able to include in the physical counterpart, such as oral history excerpts with one of the unit's nurses and a clip of a documentary made by one of the unit's doctors.

To the right is a favorite photo of ours which shows 65th General Hospital staff with tents and camping gear on Duke University's east campus parking lot. To view additional images and learn more about this part of Duke Medicine history, visit: 

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