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O'REILLY GENERAL HOSPITAL: A COLLECTION OF 194 PHOTOGRAPHS,
Courtesy of Klaude Kendrick Library, Evangel University.

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ABOUT O'REILLY

In February 1941, Springfield was chosen as the site of the O'Reilly General Army hospital, to be located on a reservation bounded by Division, Fremont, Pythian and Glenstone Avenue, an area later occupied in large part by Evangel University.

The staff of O'Reilly was recognized as among the best among Army hospital staff. This was a result of an early decision made by the post commander. In May 1941, Colonel George B. Foster Jr. declared his intention to make O'Reilly the "hospital with a soul." Read the entire introduction here...


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