Link to the site of Dr Andrew Bamji
containing over 2500 case files on plastic surgery of the head and neck
performed at Queen Mary' Hospital between 1917 and 1925. Driven by the
persistence of Harold Gillies, and fuelled by the flood of casualties
from the battle of the Somme, the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup was
developed as the First World War's major centre for maxillo-facial and
plastic surgery. Opened in 1917, the hospital and its associated
convalescent hospitals provided over 1000 beds and between 1917 and
1921 admitted in excess of 5000 servicemen.
Link to the RAMC site of the British Army
during the Great War of 1914-1918. This useful site gives details of
Field ambulances. Casualty Clearing Stations and General and Stationary
Hospitals on the Western Front.
Link to The American Field Service Ambulance Volunteers
A site that describes how, by the end of the Great War, "AFS"
represented the collective spirit of the young men who drove the Field
Service ambulances and the know-how of the organization that made that
We are grateful to Ms. Debbie Marshall for this link to her blog at www.rememberingfirstworldwarnurses.blogspot.com.where
she has posted a short biography of each of the 47 Canadian nurses
who died while serving overseas during the Great War. She will also be
posting other information about women and war and will post
comments from others who wish to share information about the
experiences of these and other women during the first world war.
Link to the 17th Welsh web site,
produced by Mr Graham Davies. Mr Davies has transcribed an original
document concerning medical services during the attack on Bourlon Wood
at Cambrai in November 1917. At the site there are other links to the
war diary for a Field Ambulance for November 1917, also relating to the
Battle of Cambrai.
Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, RAMC. (1884-1917)
Dr Chavasse, Medical Officer of the 10th (Liverpool Scottish)
Battalion, the King's (Liverpool) Regiment, England, was the only man
to win the Victoria Cross twice during the course of WW1. We are
grateful to Mr Ian Jones for permission to link to his account of Dr
Chavasse's life and premature death during the Battle of Passchendaele.
Nurse Edith Cavell
We are grateful to Mr A Gracier for permission to link to his site for
this account of the last days of Nurse Edith Cavell. ("The Case of
Nurse Edith Cavell", taken from ‘Belgium Under the German Occupation, A
Personal Narrative’ (1919) by Brand Whitlock, US Minister in Belgium
during the Great War)
American Homeopathy in the World War by Frederick M. Dearborn, A.B., M.D.
We are grateful to Sylvain Cazalet for this link to his homeopathic
site. This article is an account of how American Homeopathy sent three
military hospitals to France. The hospitals were fully equipped and
included medical, surgical, nursing and radiolological teams.
The Belgian Medical Units During 1914 to 1918
This site has been prepared by Dr Patrick Loodts. Written in French, it
describes many aspects of the Belgian Medical Services, including
descriptions and photographs of Hospitals, Doctors, Nurses and the care
of the wounded.
Links concerning Dr John McCrae, the Canadian doctor who is the author
of the poem "In Flanders Fields". 'The story of John McCrae' by John
Peddie is at the Guelph Museum site and Mr Rob Ruggenberg has written an article on the poem "In Flanders Fields"
describing how the poem came to be written. We are grateful to Mr
Ruggenberg for this link where there is a photo of Dr McCrae and for
the further link to the original handwritten copy of the poem.
Ernest Hemingway Hemingway's Early Encounters with Death.
We are grateful to Mr Rob Ruggenberg for this account of how Hemingway
was awarded the Italian silver Croce di Guerra for heroism when, at the
age of 18, he served as a member of an American Red Cross Field Service
Unit with the Italian Army. The account describes how Hemingway was
wounded and hospitalized in Milan.
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