With the American Ambulance in France
Authored by James R. Judd
5.5″ x 8.5″? (13.97 x 21.59 cm)?
Black & White on Cream paper
BISAC: Medical / History
Born in 1876 Honolulu, James Judd, the grandson of missionaries, was a private practice physician and graduate of Oahu College, Yale and Columbia Universities; he gave distinguished professional service in three wars, the Spanish-American and World Wars I and II and helped found the Kauikeolani Children’s Hospital.
In World War I both he and Mrs. Judd (ne? Louise Marshall of Chicago), who served as nurse’s assistant, went to France and served in the battle areas. they volunteered with the American Ambulance Service long before the U.S. entered the conflict, and went to France together in 1915. Dr. Judd served first in Neuilly Hospital Seine, and was later made chief surgeon of the Juilly Hospital, Seine et Marne, from 1915-17. Mrs. Judd also served, nursing at the hospitals to which her husband was assigned. Dr. Judd was awarded the Legion on Honor decoration on July 14, 1921, in recognition of his conspicuous services to the French government during the war.
In 1917 Dr. Judd wrote and published “”With the American Ambulance in France””. All profits from its sale were sent to aid the fatherless children of France. He raised funds towards the purchase of an Hawaiian ambulance by showing slides of pictures taken while serving in France.
Dr. Judd was one of many physicians and surgeons who went to Queen’s Hospital to care for the victims of the December 7, Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. He died in 1947.