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Lucius A. Salisbury, American military surgeon. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Mexico Border, World War I, and American Defense medals (United States), chevalier Legion of Honor, chevalier Order of Service de Sante Publique, Commemorative medal (France), Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium); Conspicuous Service Cross (New York Formerly trustee Northern Dispensary, also Lenox School, New York.


Salisbury, Lucius A. was born on January 1, 1882 in Sandy Creek, New York, United States. Son of Moreau J. and Helen M. (Warriner) Salisbury.


Bachelor of Arts, Brown U., 1904. Doctor of Medicine Harvard, 1908.


Intern Boston City Hospital, 1908-1909. Practice of medical, New York City, 1910-1940. Associate professor clinical surgery Post Graduate Medical school and Hospital, 1919-1935.

Attending and consultant surgeon Metropolitan Hospital, 1912-1936. Assistant surgeon United States Public Health Service, Marine Hospital, New York City, 1934-1940. Director hospital services, Oak Ridge, 1946-1949.

Former assistant medical director American Red Cross, New York regional blood program. Private, 1st Infantry, Rhode Island National Guard, 1902-1903. Private, 23d Infantry, New York National Guard 1910-1911.

First lieutenant Medical Corps, 1911, captain, 1914, major, 1917, lieutenant colonel, 1919, colonel, 1921. Served with American Ambulance Hospital, Juilly, France, 1915. Mexico Border Campaign, 1916, with Advertising Educational Foundation in France and Belgium, 1917-1919.

Div. surgeon, 27th Division, 1921. Organizer and commander 102d Medical Regiment (only completely organized medical regiment in the United States), 1921-1940. On active duty with National Guard 1940-1946.

Brevet brigadier general, New York National Guard, since 1923. Medical inspector recruiting and induction, 2d Service Command, 1942-1943. With executive section Inspector General’ General’ s Office, Washington, 1944-1945.


  • Other Work

    • Author of numerous professional articles on medico-military subjects. Introduced “vertical” control of evacuation of wounded, method received general recognition as greatly increasing efficiency.


American College of Surgeons fellow. Member American Association Military Surgeons (past president), American Medical Association, Harvard Medical Society of New York (past president), Medical Society County New York, New York State Medical Society, American Legion (past commander of Caduceus Post Number 808).


Married Margaret E. Duryee, October 21, 1916 (deceased).; married second, Margaret V. N. Duryee, September 28, 1963. Children: Mason (deceased), Lucius, Helen M. (Mistress.

Moreau J. Salisbury

Helen M. (Warriner) Salisbury

Margaret E. Duryee

Margaret V. N. Duryee

Mason Salisbury (deceased)

Lucius Salisbury

Helen M. (Mrs Salisbury