The Canadian Army Medical Corps affair of 1916 and Surgeon General Guy Carleton Jones

The Canadian Army Medical Corps affair of 1916 and Surgeon General Guy Carleton Jones

Can J Surg 2018;61(2):85-87 | PDF | Appendix

Maj-Gen Jean-Robert Bernier, MD; Lt-Col Vivian C. McAlister, MB

Summary

The rapid expansion of military medical service in the First World War, successfully completed under the direction of Surgeon General Guy Carleton Jones, remains an extraordinary achievement in Canada’s history. In 1916, a conflict of personalities threatened confidence in the service. Eventually Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden’s intervention restored the status quo, but the affair eclipsed Jones’s outstanding career.


Accepted Feb. 26, 2018

Affiliation: From the Royal Canadian Medical Service.

Competing interests: None declared.

Contributors: Both authors contributed substantially to the conception, writing and revision of this article and approved the final version for publication.

DOI: 10.1503/cjs.003818

Correspondence to: V. McAlister, C4-211 University Hospital, London ON N6A5A5, vmcalist@uwo.ca