In September 2016 began a multi-campus exploration of World War I’s effect on the early 20th century Johns Hopkins community: Students, faculty, and graduates enlisted as soldiers, intelligence officers, doctors, and nurses. World War I challenged Hopkins intellectuals’ ideas about the international world order and the role of the university and hospital in wartime.
Drawing on the university’s rich archives, the “Hopkins and the Great War” exhibits in the Anne M. Pinkard Building at School of Nursing, the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, and the William H. Welch Medical Library explore World War I’s impact here in Baltimore.
In Vigilando, Susan Appling shares World War I Hopkins Nurses’ alternately moving and harrowing letters from the field.
Read even more about the war effort and view images from the Mason Chesney Medical Archives at hopkinswwi.library.jhu.edu.