10th January 1941 - Dr John Gordon arrives in UK to set up Harvard Hospital

Harvard sealOn 10th January in 1941 Dr John E Gordon arrived in the UK to set up the ‘American Red Cross-Harvard Hospital’ at Harnham.

It became Harvard Hospital, then the Common Cold Research Unit[1]

23 nurses were torpedoed on the way over. 6 lost their lives and 2 spent 19 days in an open boat [2]

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By Jimeckland (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

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[1] “American Hospital For Britain.” Times [London, England] 11 Jan. 1941: 2. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Feb. 2013.

[2] http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=wiltsttda&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=BasicSearchForm&docId=CS34683266&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0