Wallace S. Douglas Papers
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
- Douglas, Wallace S., 1901-1982 (Person)
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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.
- New Caledonia
- Transport of sick and wounded
- United States -- Army -- Medical Corps
- United States -- Army -- Officers -- Biography
- Virginia Military Institute -- Alumni -- Biography
- Virginia Military Institute -- Class of 1922
- World War (1939-1945)
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- New Caledonia
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Area
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives