Ireland, M. W. (Merritte Weber), 1867-1952

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Birth 1867-05-31
Death 1952-07-05

Biographical notes:

Merritte W. Ireland was born in Columbia City, Indiana. He received an M.D. degree from both Detroit College of Medicine (1890) and Jefferson Medical College (1891). Shortly thereafter, Ireland joined the Medical Department of the Army. He served in various posts throughout the U.S., had duty in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, and was for 10 years head of the Hospital Corps Division of the Surgeon General's office. He became Chief Surgeon of American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I and succeeded General Gorgas as Surgeon General of the Army in 1918. He held this position until his mandatory retirement age in 1931.

From the description of Merritte Weber Ireland papers, 1911-1952 (bulk 1917-1934). (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14313667

Merritte W. Ireland was born in Columbia City, Indiana. He received an M.D. degree from both Detroit College of Medicine (1890) and Jefferson Medical College (1891). Shortly thereafter, Ireland joined the Medical Department of the Army. He served in various posts throughout the U.S., had duty in Cuba during Spanish-American War and was for 10 years head of the Hospital Corps Division of the Surgeon General's office. He became Chief Surgeon of American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I and succeeded General Gorgas as Surgeon General of the Army in 1918. He held this position until his mandatory retirement age in 1931.

From the guide to the Merritte Weber Ireland Papers, 1911-1952, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)

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  • World War I--Funeral Sermons
  • Military Hygiene--Diaries
  • Military Hygiene--Funeral Sermons
  • Military hygiene
  • World War I
  • World War I--Diaries

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