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Wallace S. Douglas Papers

Identifier: MS-0492
The collection consists of photocopied documents and digital images dating from Dr. Douglas's service as a physician during World War II with the U. S. Army Medical Corps. Most items relate to the administration of hospitals in New Zealand and New Caledonia, where men wounded in Pacific Theater action were treated. On New Caledonia, to which Dr. Douglas was transferred in March 1943, he was responsible for the administration of seven hospitals at Dumbea with approximately 10,000 beds.


  • 1941 - 1944


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1 boxes

98 Megabytes

Biographical / Historical

Wallace S. Douglas, born 1901; B.S. Virginia Military Institute 1922; M.D. Northwestern University Medical School 1927; physician in Lewiston, Idaho; COL U. S. Army World War II, 1941-1946, surgeon in New Caledonia; returned to private practice in Lewiston after the war; died in Lewiston, 1982.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450