This exhibit, researched and curated by Jennifer Nieves, Museum Registrar and Archivist, is composed of original Lakeside Unit photographs and documents from the Dittrick Museum’s collections. Based on Dr. George W. Crile’s experience at the American Ambulance in Paris, he formulated the “Hospital Unit Plan of Organization of the Medical Reserve Corps of the U.S. Army” to serve as the model for US base hospitals. A “mock mobilization” was staged in Philadelphia to determine the practicality of Crile’s plan. The trial and error mobilization was effective in discovering defects and disclosing unexpected needs, especially in regards to operating room equipment. Experience this mobilization through original photographs taken by Lakeside Unit personnel.