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67 Years Ago This Month...

Sixty-seven years ago this month, the Ninth General Hospital (an image of which was featured recently as a "Treasure of the Week") suffered through a massive monsoon while stationed on Goodenough Island off the southeastern coast of New Guinea. The Ninth General Hospital, a medical unit staffed primarily by New York Hospital and Cornell Medical College physicians and nurses, served in the South Pacific from 1943 through 1945. Archives staff recently processed the Records of the Ninth General Hospital and are eager to share its story.