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Emory doctors in World War I

Emory alumnus Ren Davis has a personal connection to one of the more remarkable stories of Emory University’s service to the nation. He is the grandson of Edward Campbell Davis, MD, who a century ago was serving as a professor in the school of medicine in the relatively new Emory University, when the United States entered World War I. Dr. Davis also was co-founder, with Dr. Luther Fischer, of the Davis-Fischer Sanatorium, which later became Crawford Long Hospital and later still Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Ren has published the compelling story of his grandfather’s response to the call to serve. You can read it here, in the Saporta Report, the excellent online journal created by longtime Atlanta business reporter Maria Saporta.

The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library holds copies of the History of the Emory Unit: Base Hospital 43, U.S. Army, American Expeditionary Forces. Author Joel Chandler Harris, whose papers also are housed in the Rose Library, had a hand in editing and publishing the book.

My thanks to Ren for allowing me to point my blog readers to his story.

Gary Hauk