George William Reyer Biographical File

Summary Information

Reyer, George William (1893-1976)
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George William Reyer Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1942 - 1976
0.1 Cubic feet
Biographical file includes notes on the history of the 300th General Hospital, photographs, newsletters from 300th General Hospital, and biographical information about Reyer.

Preferred Citation

Reyer, George William (1893-1976). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Colonel George William Reyer, M.D., graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1913 and from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1917. Following graduation, Reyer was commissioned first lieutenant, Medical Corps, United States Army. He was promoted to captain in 1919, to major in 1921, to lt. colonel in 1939, and to colonel in 1942. Reyer served in the Philippine Islands from 1921-1923 and in Tientsen, China, from 1929-1932. He became professor of military science and tactics at Vanderbilt University in 1937 and served in that capacity until 1940.

In 1942, Reyer assumed command of the 300th General Hospital, a post he held with distinction throughout World War II. He returned to the United States in August 1945 and was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service with the 300th. The Italian government decorated Reyer with the Order of the Commander of the Cross of the Crown of Italy in 1945.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Military Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Vanderbilt Alumni
  • Vanderbilt History

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