Health Sciences Library's Historical Collections Department has
put together a fascinating Web exhibit on a little-known chapter
of the University's history: its sponsorship of the 8th
Evacuation Hospital during World War II. The unit, partly
staffed by doctors and nurses from U.Va., built a distinguished
record during three years of service in North Africa and Italy.
The unit had been holding reunions every five years since 1945,
but is unable to meet again this year due to the aging of its
members, prompting the online exhibit.