To Act as a Unit - The Story of Cleveland Clinic
Episode 3: 1910-1920
When America joined World War I in 1917, the three partners joined the Army and rounded up colleagues and nurses to form what was called the Lakeside Unit, after Cleveland’s Lakeside Hospital. The partners introduced new ways of organizing Army hospitals and were impressed by military medicine. They recognized the benefits that could be obtained from a cooperating group of specialists. Before their return to the United States they began to formulate plans for the future.