24th General Hospital in World War II

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The 24th General Hospital, commonly known as the “Tulane Unit” was composed of personnel from the Tulane School of Medicine and was activated in July 1942. Colonel Walter C. Royals (Tulane SOM, 1917) was the commanding officer of the Unit. Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The unit served: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943); Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944); Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944); Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) and Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). The 24th General Hospital Unit received the Fifth Army Plaque and Clasp for meritorious service with the Fifth Army. In the First World War Tulane also sponsored a medical unit organized by Dr. Rudolph Matas.

S.Harvey Colvin. 24th General Hospital negative collection: Digitized negatives from the Colvin collection from the 24th General Hospital, World War II have been added to the digital collections of Tulane (funded by the History of Medicine Society). The collection includes 134 scanned (.tiff) negatives taken of the 24th General Hospital (United States. Army). The sites were visited by Colonel Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. The negatives were a gift of Melba Colvin, 1989.

The Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences has other collections related to the 24th General Hospital in WWII as part of the historic collections, such as the Col. Walter C. Royals, MD photo album and the memorabilia collections of Lt. Col. John J. Archinard, Claudia Weaver Archinard and Dr. Edward Des. Matthews.

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Ancient ruins
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ancient ruins
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ancient ruins
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ancient ruins
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ancient ruins
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ancient ruins and road
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ancient ruins with tourists in scene
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Architectural detail
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Architecture in North Africa
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Architecture - La municipalité de Bizerte
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Architecture - La municipalité de Bizerte
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Architecture with locals, burrows and horses
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Ariel view of coast
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Bombed architecture, destroyed church with alter and Madonna standing
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Bombed architecture, destroyed church with rubble
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Building with automobiles
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Cactus, burrow and local
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Children on hillside
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Church in Ruins
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu
Close up woman with ocean and rocky shore
World War II photographs of Samuel Harvey Colvin, Jr., M.D. (Tulane School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology - Nov.15,1940; on leave effective July 15, 1942, active duty U.S. Army with rank of Major). 24th General Hospital (United States. Army) . Thirty Tulane medical graduates and ten Tulane faculty members were included in the complement of forty-two medical doctors. The "Tulane Unit", activated in July 1942, was affiliated with the Fifth Army: Fort Benning (July 15, 1942 to August 8, 1943) -- Bizerte, Tunisia (September 8, 1943 to May 31, 1944) -- Grosseto, Italy (July 21, 1944 to September 15, 1944) -- Army headquarters near Florence, Italy (September 21, 1944- ) -- Livorno, Italy (June 1, 1945 to June 11, 1945). For more information see Tulane and the War, Tulanian, Jan. 1946 and Roll Call for the 24th General Hospital, Tulanian, Nov. 1967., medref@tulane.edu

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