- Diabetes in the pre-insulin era,
- Military Surgery,
- Psychiatry, including chronic alcoholism.
- Sanitation and Hygiene,
- Typhoid Fever,
The following links are in alphabetical order:
of Great War Medicine prepared by Dr. Andrew Bamji, Gillies
Archives, Frognal Centre for Medical Studies, Queen Mary's Hospital,
Sidcup, Kent, UK. This was last updated on 19th January 2009.
Transfusion in the early years of the 20th Century - Extracts from
the book "Blood Transfusion" by Dr Geoffrey Keynes, 1922.
photographs and pictures
These include a series of sketches by Britain's first official War
Artist, Muirhead Bone, illustrating the transport of the wounded from
the battle of the Somme.
Cowardice and Shellshock: An
extract from the report of the War Office Committee of Enquiry into
Shellshock; HMSO, 1922. This Committee, in an attempt to
understand Shellshock, interviewed a number of
witnesses including medical doctors and members of the military. Each
witness gave their opinions on the difference between cowardice and
shellshock. Some declined to define Cowardice and others did so with
Manfred von Richthofen A critical analysis of the postmortem
examination and a
of the probable events of Manfred von Richthofen's last flight.
- Dental Dental services in the Australian Army at
the outbreak of World War I were non-existent and this article
describes how attempts were made to remedy this situation.
of the Sick and Wounded, taken from a Manual entitled 'Military
Organization and Administration' by Major G R N Collins, Instructor
Canadian Military School, Hugh Rees Ltd, London 1918.
- Experiences with the Australian Army Medical Corps at
Gallipoli by Dr John Corbin, Major with the 1st Australian
Clearing Hospital. The author recounted his experiences in
Gallipoli from the landing at Anzac Cove to the attack at Suvla Bay and
these were published in the Medical Journal of Australia in February
- Gas warfare in the Great War This includes the complete Manual of Gas Warfare
published by HMSO, 1941, based on data from 1918 with the 3rd Edition
of the Atlas of Gas Poisoning, published in 1938. There are also a
series of photographs illustrating how horses, mules, dogs and pigeons
were protected from gas poisoning.
Treatment of Injured Prisoners of War. Extracts from an
Australian Official Publication, "How the Germans Treated Australian
Prisoners of War", taken from the statements of repatriated Australian
WW1 servicemen. Issued by the Defence Department, 1919, Melbourne,
Red Cross in WW1 A chapter from the
American War Manual, No. 5. "How Germany Cares for her War
Disabled." Published in 1918.
and Casualty Clearing Stations
Including an index of Hospitals and Casualty Clearing Stations on the
Western Front, classified according to location and date, and extracts
from the Gazette of the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth,
Pandemic of 1918-1919 The pathology of influenza in France, by Dr.
S. W. Patterson, published in the Medical Journal of Australia on March
Dr. Landry served as a medical officer at Camp Beauregard, Lousiana,
during WW1 and was Chief of the Medical Service in 1918. His papers
have been preserved by his family and articles on the cardiac
requirements of recruits, papers on epidemic cerebro-spinal meningitis
and the history of the medical service at Camp Beauregard, including
the influenza epidemic of 1918, are reproduced.
Diaries and Biographies
includes accounts of Flanders, the Battles of the Somme and
Passchendaele, German South West Africa, the American Red Cross in
Siberia, the Imperial Russian Army Medical Corps and on board the HMS
Carnarvon, during WW1.
- Nursing Nursing Documents, including letters from
France published in book form during The Great War
of Evacuation of the wounded from the battlefield.
from articles in the British Medical Journal of April-October 1917.
These include evacuation from the trenches to the Advanced Dressing
Station, descriptions of the role of the battalion medical officers,
Field Ambulances, Casualty Clearing Stations, Stationary Hospitals,
Ambulance Trains and Barges and Hospital Ships.
- Trench Foot
Extracts from the 'History of the Great War, Medical Services, Surgery
of the War' Volume 1, Edited by Major General Sir W. G. MacPherson,
1922. Also a short extract from a 1916 book on Military Surgery
Services US Army Veterinary Corps and British Imperial Armies
Veterinary Service in the field.
- Voyage of
HMS Carnarvon, 1914-1915.
A Memoir by George H J Hanks, Sick Bay Attendant on board HMS Carnarvon
in 1914 to 1915. SBA Hanks was on board HMS Carnarvon during the Battle
of the Falklands in Decenber 1914. The Memoir has been edited by his
grandson, Dr Robert K Hanks Ph.D. (History).
the Serbian Mission to Serbia in 1914-1915 An extract from the book
"Surgeon's Journey" by James Johnston Abraham, CBE., DSO, FRCS,
Published by Heinemann, London. This describes his service in charge of
a Serbian under-equipped, overworked hospital that was exposed to the
great Typhus Epidemic of 1915 where a million people were affected and
tens of thousands died.