"The high-quality medical care received by the workers in the Kaiser shipyards under the direction of Sidney Garfield, MD, helped us win the war." By Lincoln Cushing
When Henry J. Kaiser took on a contract to build cargo ships for the British Government in 1941, our nation wasn’t at war. The modern shipyards he carved into the Richmond’s remote bay marsh (as well as in St. Johns, Oregon) began as just one more of his large-scale industrial projects. But when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941, everything changed, and everyone was called upon to support the “home front”.