Saturday, April 27, 2013

The American Ambulance of Paris

The LycĂ©e Pasteur. not yet completed in the summer of 1914, became the site of a temporary military hospital----an "ambulance"--- organized, financed and run through the nearby American Hospital of Paris---- both located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a western suburb of Paris.  Medical units were detached from American teaching universities----beginning with the University of Chicago and Harvard--- to provide care, supplemented by volunteers.  A notable nurse amongst the latter was Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt, who furnished the first ten Model-T Fords used by the hospital's Transportation Service.


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