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Edgar Erskine Hume, American army officer. Awarded D. Member Soc, of Cincinnati (president general), Aztec.

Background

Hume, Edgar Erskine was born on December 26, 1889 in Frankfort, Kentucky, United States. Son of Enoch Edgar (Doctor of Medicine and Mary (South) H.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Centre College, Kentucky, 1908, Master of Arts, 1909. Doctor of Medicine Johns Hopkins, 1913, Doctor of Public Health, Doctor of Public Hygiene, 1924. D.M., U. Munich, 1914, U. Rome, 1915.

1st honor graduated from Army Medical School, 1917. Master of Public Health, Harvard and Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1921. Doctor of Tropical Medicine, Harvard, 1922.

Graduated from the United States Infantry School, 1928. Honorary degrees from Centre College, U. Kentucky, Georgetown University, William and Mary, Hampden-Sydney, Washington and Lee, Transylvania U., Dickinson, Louisville, Washington and Jefferson, university of Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna, Modena, Milan, Pisa, Siena, Chile, San Marcos (Peru), Paris, Madrid, and Leon (Nicaragua). Graduated from the United States Army Medical Field Service School, 1936.

Career

1 son, Edgar Erskine. Commissioned First lieutenant Medical corpus, United States army, 1916. Promoted through grades to major general, 1949.

Staff Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1913-1914. Medical director American Relief Expedition to Italy after earthquake, 1915. Director department sociology, Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, 1917.

Executive, Division of Sanitation in Surgeon General’ General’ s Office, 1917-1918. Commanding officer United States Army Hospitals, with Italian Army. With British Expeditionary Forces, 1918.

At Meuse-Argonne, St. Mihiel and Vittorio-Veneto (wounded). Chief medical officer (director typhus fever campaign) and American Red Cross Commissioner for Serbia, 1919-1920. In charge Army Laboratory for N.E., Boston, 1920-1922.

Editor Index Catalog Army Medical Library, Washington, 1922-1926. Medical inspector Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1926-1930. Inspector Massachusetts and N.H. National Guards, 1930-1932.

Librarian Army Medical Library, 1932-1936. Director of administration Medical Field Service School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1937-1942. Commanding officer, Winter General Hospital, Topeka, Kansas, 1942-1943.

In African, Sicilian and Italian invasions (wounded). Chief of public health, Sicily, 1943. Chief Allied Military Government, 5th Army, Italy, 1943-1945.

Chief Military Government United States Zone, Austria, 1945-1947. Chief reorientation hr. Department of Army, 1947-1949.

Chief surgeon Far East Command, 1949-1951, United Nations, Korea, 1950-1951. Retired for age, December 31, 1951. Editor Military Surgical, 1922.

Lecturer in medical history Georgetown University and University of Kansas. United States Army delegate to International Congress of Military Medicine, Paris, 1925, London, 1929, The Hague, 1931, Madrid, 1933, Brussels, 1935, Mexico, 1936, Bucharest, 1937, Washington, 1939, Basle, 1947, Stockholm, 1948 (nat. correspondent for these congresses).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Military Surgical, 1922. Lecturer in medical history Georgetown University and University of Kansas. United States Army delegate to International Congress of Military Medicine, Paris, 1925, London, 1929, The Hague, 1931, Madrid, 1933, Brussels, 1935, Mexico, 1936, Bucharest, 1937, Washington, 1939, Basle, 1947, Stockholm, 1948 (nat. correspondent for these congresses).

      Awarded Distinguished Service Medal (three), Silver Star (four), Legion of Merit, Purple Heart (four) Bronze Star (four), Soldier’s Medal, Commendation ribbon (four), Air Medal (two), Typhus Medal (United States). Also decorations from France, Great Britain, Belgium, China, Turkey, Philippines, Jugoslavia, Brazil, Russia, Bolivia, Sweden, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Tunis, Nicaragua, Denmark, Peru, Lithuania, Colombia, Norway, Haiti, Vatican, Esthonia, Cuba, Hungary, Chile, Netherlands, Finland, Venezuela, Latvia, Italy, Serbia, Panama, Poland, Spain, Greece, Czechoslovakia, Portugal, Montenegro, Luxembourg, Roumania, Korea. Bali Grand Cross of Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

      Sir Henry Wellcome prize, 1933. Oberlaender fellow to Germany, 1937. Gorgas Medal, 1948

    • honorary professor of University Warsaw.

      Honorary colonel Royal Serbian Army. Honorary corporal French Army. Honorary citizen of 40 Italian and Austrian cities.

Membership

Member Soc, of Cincinnati (president general), Aztec. Clubs: Union (Tokyo, Japan).

Connections

Married Mary Swigert Hendrick, 1918 (deceased).

father:
Enoch Edgar Hume

spouse:
Mary Swigert Hendrick