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Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France 1918-1919, vol. 6

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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 sixth and final volume begins on March 4, 1919 and ends on May 5, 1919.

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Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France 1918-1919, vol. 5

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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 fifth volume begins on February 5, 1919, and ends on March 4, 1919.

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Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France 1918-1919, vol. 4

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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 fourth volume begins on December 23, 1918 and ends on February 4, 1919.

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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.

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Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France 1918-1919, vol. 1

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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 first volume of the diary begins on July 3, 1918, when Estes reports for duty in Allentown, Pennsylvania and ends on August 4, 1918 in France. Although the diary contains printed dates, Estes did not generally follow them. In addition, in much of first volume, Estes has written his entries on sheets of paper and pasted them directly over the original diary pages.

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Lehigh University Libraries, Special Collections: William L. Estes, Jr. Diaries of Army Service in France 1918-1919, vol. 1

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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 first volume of the diary begins on July 3, 1918, when Estes reports for duty in Allentown, Pennsylvania and ends on August 4, 1918 in France. Although the diary contains printed dates, Estes did not generally follow them. In addition, in much of first volume, Estes has written his entries on sheets of paper and pasted them directly over the original diary pages.

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