Sealed vial of Salvarsan and packaging

Sealed vial of Salvarsan and packaging, circa 1918

As in civilian medicine, Hopkins faculty and doctors found opportunities in the US Army for medical leadership beyond individual field hospitals. They took on roles as division heads in the medical corps, medical consultants, and supervisors of new training centers. Those experiences in the war, while brief, taught Hopkins personnel powerful lessons about the capacity of their disciplines. The objects and stories in this part of the exhibition highlight some of those important contributions and the lessons learned.