Includes biographical material, including correspondence and photographs, relating to the career of U.S. Army surgeon Harry
Harry Lorenzo Gilchrist (1870-1943) was a United States Army officer and surgeon. His military career began in 1898 as a U.S.
Army contract surgeon. While in the Army Medical Corps, he served during epidemics in the Philippines, Central America, and
Cuba. During World War I, Gilchrist was promoted to lieutenant colonel and served in Europe. After the war, Gilchrist did
significant anti-typhus work in Poland. At his retirement in 1934, he was chief of the Army's Chemical Warfare Service.
1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box
(1.9 Linear Feet)
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