Iowa Medical Profession in the Great War


Lieut. Col. James F. Clarke



Lieut. Col. James F. Clarke

Commander Hospital Unit R. Fairfield, Iowa

Served throughout Spanish War, Major and Surgeon 49th Iowa Vol. Inf., Florida and Cuba

Organized Hospital Unit R. in Southeast Iowa.

Entered service August 20, 1917

Took Hospital Unit R. overseas February 16, 1918

Chief of operating team No. 23 France.

Sometime Commanding Officer Base Hospital No. 32 American Red Cross, Military Hospital No. 5

Returned overseas April 18, 1919

Discharged from service May 10, 1919


~source: History of Medicine in Iowa, by D.S. Fairchild, M.D., F.A.C.S., Clinton; Second Section: The Iowa Profession in the Great War; pg 1-95; Reprinted from The Journal of the Iowa State Medical Society, 1927
~ Transcribed by Sharyl Ferrall for 'Iowa in the Great War' IAGenWeb Special Project, August 2006