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Joseph Marshall Flint papers

Call Number: MS 1295

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of records and correspondence of Joseph Marshall Flint relating to the Mobile Hospital #39 in World War I.


  • 1862-1971


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Yale University Historical Medical Library, 1980.


5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

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The papers consist of records and correspondence of Joseph Marshall Flint relating to the Mobile Hospital #39 in World War I.

Biographical / Historical

In 1872, Joseph Marshall Flint was born in Chicago. Receiving his B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1895, Flint went on to Johns Hopkins University, where he received an M.D. in 1900. Between 1901 and 1907, he was professor of anatomy at the University of California. In 1903, while in California, Flint married Anne Apperson. In 1907, he became the first full-time professor of surgery at Yale Medical School. While in New Haven, he served as chief surgeon at the New Haven Hospital and New Haven Dispensary. When the United States entered World War I, Flint and his colleagues organized a medical unit to be sent to France. Knowing they did not have the resources to create a general hospital, they adopted a French concept and created Mobile Hospital Unit #39. Flint was director of this unit. He died on September 16, 1944, in Seal Harbor, Maine.

Preliminary Guide to the Joseph Marshall Flint Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Staff of Manuscripts and Archives
February 2004
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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