Jones, Harold Wellington, 1877-1958

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Birth 1877-11-05
Death 1958-04-05

Biographical notes:

Harold Wellington Jones (1877-1958) was born in Cambridge, Mass. He attended M.I.T. and received his M.D. degree from Harvard in 1901. He graduated from Army Medical School in 1906. He served with Pershing in Mexico (1914-16), where he organized the army's first motor ambulance company. During World War I Jones helped develop motor ambulances and commanded the Beau Desert base hospital in France. A surgeon, Jones served at Staten Island, Fort Stotsenburg in the Philippines, Fort Leavenworth and Fort Sam Houston during the 15 years after the war. He commanded Tripler General Hospital in Hawaii from 1933 until 1936, when he assumed charge of the Army Medical Library. During his nine-year tenure at the Library he helped pass legislation authorizing construction of a new Army Medical Library and Museum building (1938), presided over the 10th International Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy (1939) and served as president of the Medical Library Association (1941-42).

From the description of Harold Wellington Jones papers, 1878-1958. (National Library of Medicine). WorldCat record id: 14308941

From the guide to the Harold Wellington Jones Papers, 1878-1958, (History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine)


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