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Barrow Unit papers
1899-1957, 1917-1919 (bulk dates)
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Barrow Unit papers, 1899-1957, 1917-1919 (bulk dates), 1F60M-320, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
1 reel of microfilm (partial)
Medical unit. The Barrow Unit, named for its founder, Dr. David Barrow of Lexington, Ky, was a unique volunteer medical organization, comprised largely of central Kentuckians.
These papers, which include correspondence, printed articles, clippings, photos, official orders and rosters, provide information on a military medical unit known as the Barrow unit, which provided medical services in England to personnel of the U.S. Army during World War I. A good deal of the collection consists of photocopies of articles about the Barrow Unit or by and about Dr. Barrow, as well as about the dedication of the new facility. Also present are military communications to Barrow and a portion of Barrow's correspondence.