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Rose Alexander Bowers papers, 1918-1919
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Folder 1

Circular of information: employment of women physicians as contract surgeons.

Scope and Content Note

issued by the Office of the Surgeon General, War Department, Washington; calls for medical school graduates between the ages of 23 and 45, with skills in administration of anesthetics
Folder 2

Contract with a private physician for service as contract surgeon, U. S. Army. 1918-1921

Scope and Content Note

entered into on Aug. 19, 1918 in Michigan City, Indiana, for the sum of $150/month, plus quarters, etc. as allowed for a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps; entries on verso indicate the contract was terminated Nov. 15, 1918


stamped entries note issue of a bronze victory button on Oct. 6, 1919 and a Victory Medal on Feb. 18, 1921 (see Box 1, Items 1 and 2 for these artifacts)
Folder 3

Special orders, no. 213, extract. 9/11/1918

Scope and Content Note

orders Dr. Bowers to report to Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois
Folder 4

Special orders, no. 183, extract. 9/17/1918

Scope and Content Note

assigns Dr. Bowers to the Section of General Surgery as anesthetist


two carbon copies
Folder 5

Memorandum, no. 61, Camp Grant. 9/22/1918

Scope and Content Note

warns medical personnel to wear masks and gowns and take proper precautions because of the influenza epidemic
Folder 6

Bulletins, Camp Grant: nos. [1], 2, 4-7. 9/28/1918 - 10/4/1918

Scope and Content Note

provide daily admission, discharge, death, and total patient counts; list major administrative actions and problems
Folder 7

Bulletins, Camp Grant: nos. 8-14. 10/5/1918 - 10/11/1918

Folder 8

Bulletins, Camp Grant: nos. 15-21. 10/12/1918 - 10/18/1918


two copies of no. 20
Folder 9

Bulletins, Camp Grant: nos. 22, 25-29. 10/19/1918 - 11/4/1918

Folder 10

Memoranda, Camp Grant. 11/5/1918 -11/6/1918

Scope and Content Note

memorandum to all ward surgeons, and memorandum announcing arrival of inspector to the camp
Folder 11

Letter from Woodrow Wilson.

Scope and Content Note

copy of a holographic letter to the people of the country "to lend their money" to the war effort
Folder artifact 1

Bronze victory button. 10/6/1919


see [Box 1 : 2] for paperwork
Folder artifact 2

Bronze victory medal. 2/18/1921


see [Box 1 : 2] for paperwork