Civilian Public Service assistant director Brotsman and attendant Melvern Leisy working on Meyer Ward

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  • Paul Brotsman kept records, acted as liaison between the unit and the Selective Service, The Methodist Commission on World Peace (administering agency for the Duke C.P.S. unit) and Duke officials. He also worked part-time on Meyer Ward and in the Child Guidance Clinic. On October 27, 1942, Civilian Public Service (C.P.S.) Camp No. 61 was authorized as Duke Hospital under the direction of the department of neuropsychiatry. Under the program, conscientious objectors, known as C.P.S. workers, were assigned to assist in charting, keeping patient records, and clinical laboratory work.
Date created
  • per00202
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  • Photograph & Negative Collection
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