(Boston): (The Barta Press), [c.1920]. First edition. Black & white photographs. Hardcover. Quarto. 120 pages. Bound in gray paper over boards with dark blue cloth spine, blue endpapers. Upper board titled in gilt. A few extremity rubs. Clean and sound.
Scarce history of this World War I hospital unit, organized at Harvard University in February, 1916 and mobilized in May, 1917. Sailing for France on the Saxonia, the unit arrived at Boulogne, France on May 30, 1917. Shortly thereafter Base Hospital No. 5 was positioned between the French towns of Dannes and Camiers in the Department Pas de Calais, Here the hospital was frequently attacked by enemy aircraft, and on the night of September 4, 1917 the unit suffered the first deaths in the American Expeditionary Forces due to enemy activity. The text gives the history of the unit, individual citations received, etc., and is well illustrated with photographs. CONTROVICH VOL II, P. 347.