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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.

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To Act as a Unit - Episode 3: 1910-1920

To Act as a Unit - The Story of Cleveland Clinic
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To Act as a Unit - The Story of Cleveland Clinic

To Act as a Unit is the official history of Cleveland Clinic, recounting its origins and growth from a small hospital to a world-renowned healthcare provider. It has been updated in recognition of Cleveland Clinic's Centennial in 2021, with accounts of the hospital system's recent history and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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