Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France 1918-1919, vol. 3

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William Estes, Jr. was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Moravian Parochial School, Lehigh University (1905), Johns Hopkins Medical School (1909), and was a resident in surgery at the Mayo Clinic (1909-1912). Estes served as an Army surgeon in France (1918-1919); was a respected surgeon in Bethlehem, and was the chief surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital from 1929-1950. He was also President of the State Medical Society, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Association of the Surgery of Trauma. Estes was a leader in community activities. He was President of the Bach Choir from 1942-1961, an active Episcopal churchman, and an avid fisherman. This six-volume diary traces Estes’ time in Europe as an Army surgeon during WWI. The third volume begins on October 31, 1918 and ends on December 23, 1918.

Title: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France
Authors: Estes, William L. (William Lawrence), 1885-1971
Call number: SC MS 0014 1.06
(Bethlehem, Special Collections, Lehigh University Libraries)
Publisher: Special Collections, Lehigh University Libraries
Language: English.
Date: 1918
Place: France
Subjects names: Estes, William L. (William Lawrence), 1885-1971
Subjects topical: World War-1914-1918
Subjects geographic: France
Genres: Diaries

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