A Bibliography of Great War Medicine
comprises books relating to, or including, medical work in the First World War,
together with a number of general books which set the scene. Its origin lies in the construction of a
bibliography for a book on facial injury in the Great War, and the development
of a library relating to medical services of that time to accompany the Gillies
Archives at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. The library has now been transferred
to the Brotherton Library,
The annotations are personal comments.
I would be grateful for notification of any significant omissions; in addition, details are sometimes sketchy for works taken from other bibliographies and amendments would be welcome. Updates are posted regularly.
The Gillies Archive contained a number of contemporary papers on facial injury, many written by members of staff of the Queen’s Hospital. These are not included in this bibliography; with a few important exceptions, material that might be considered a pamphlet rather than a book has also been excluded.
2002 I was contacted by
1. Books related to the Frognal estate and the origins of the Queen’s Hospital at Sidcup, Kent, UK
2. Personal accounts which include reference to facial injury
3. Accounts by, or biographies of, doctors, nurses, ambulancemen and others involved in the care of the wounded soldier
5. Medical and nursing textbooks; texts on management & rehabilitation of disability
7. Journals of hospitals and other units
8. Poetry and artistic representations of injury
9. Bibliographies, catalogues, theses etc
11. French and German doctoral theses
12. Russian material
15. Historical plastic surgery texts
A view of Frognal House with formal gardens at the time of its then owner, Roland Tryon, is one of the folio plates in this work
E. The History and Topographical Survey
The standard historical survey of
Contains a plate of Frognal after the formal gardens were replaced with a “Capability Brown” landscape, drawn by George Shepherd
Webb EA, Miller GW, Beckwith J. The History of Chislehurst: its church, manors and parish.
a digest of the family history and ownership of Frognal and
Frognal Estate Sale Catalogue. Strutt & Parker, 1915
Fully illustrated with photographs of Frognal House, its grounds, and the extensive farm and residential lots into which the estate had been divided
2. Books containing personal accounts of injury and the war
A. Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections
M. On the edge of the war zone. From the
Booth, Small Maynard & Co, 1917
Alverdes P. The Whistlers’ Room (trans B. Creighton)
A story of a German hospital room occupied by men injured in the throat, who have tracheostomies and thus “whistled” when attempting to speak. Classic account of hospital life
(ed). Letters from Roger I Lee (
of chatty letters from May 11th 1917, when Lee crossed the
Anon. The Great Advance. Tales from the Somme Battlefield told by wounded officers and men on their arrival
Anon. Wounded and a Prisoner of War (by an exchanged Officer).
Hit by a machine gun bullet at Bethancourt, this anonymous
officer was captured during the retreat after
WW. My first week in
London, Smith Elder & Co, 1916
A Captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers, he was wounded at St Julien on the 25th April 1916. The 1/7th Battalion sustained 470 casualties that day.
(ed Holmes R) My Bit. A
Marlborough, The Crowood Press, 1987
Contains a remarkable description of how the front line soldier dealt with lice
Blacker J (ed). Have you forgotten yet? The First World War memoirs of C.P. Blacker MC, GM
Blacker was wounded at the end of the war and describes his journey through the medical system with remarkable calm
L. Chez Eux. Souvenirs de guerre et de
The author was wounded in August 1914 and held as a prisoner in German hospitals and camps until June 1915.
Boderke D (ed). Words from the Wounded. Injured Soldiers’ view of the Trenches of the First World War
A profusely illustrated book derived from two autograph
books belonging to a nurse, Cissie Holden, of
M. With the B.E.F. in
Diary notes compiled by Adjutant Mary Booth, granddaughter of the founder of the Salvation Army. An illustrated personal account with some background on the work of the Army in comforting the wounded
Carr W. A Time to Leave the Ploughshares. A Gunner Remembers 1917-18.
Describes the facial injury of an artillery officer who had only arrived at the front a few hours before
Carrington CE. Soldiers from the Wars Returning.
London, Hutchinson & Co, 1965
A classic account from an officer; robust, with no regrets. Very much a “Haig” man
Carstairs C. A Generation Missing
Carstairs, an American, served with the Royal Artillery and Grenadier Guards
having enlisted by claiming to be a Canad
Memoir of the retreat from
Cunningham T. 1914-1918: The Final Word
Interviews with survivors, all at the time in their 90s or more (and with memories somewhat dimmed as a result) but including the account of a 104 year old lady ambulance driver
Fraser of Lonsdale. My Story of St Dunstans
London, Harrap & Co, 1961
Ian Fraser was wounded and blinded at the age of 19 on July 23rd 1916. Treated at St Dunstan’s, he became its head on the death of its founder, Arthur Pearson, in 1924. While primarily a history of the institution it provides a moving record and personal insight into the lives of many men blinded by war.
Freinet C. Touché! Souvenirs d’un blessé de guerre
Atelier du Gué, 1996 (limited edition of 1000)
Célestin Freinet was the founder of the French educational movement “L’Imprimerie à l’école”; this slim volume was published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth and records his wartime experience as a casualty
Genel R. Le Journal de mon Père.
Panazol / Paris, Lavauzelle 1990:
by his son, this is the memoir of a soldier, mobilized in 1915, who fought in
the infantry. Injured and paralysed, he
was cured by the famous Prof. Babinsky (q.v.) using electric shock treatment. He joined the French Foreign Legion after the
war and served in
Gibbons F. And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight
George H. Doran
Floyd Gibbons, a renowned journalist, describes being shot in the face at
Glubb J. Into
Glubb Pasha survived the war and his facial injury (treated
at Sidcup, and described here in detail) to play a major part in
M. Au Front. Impressions et souvenirs
d'un officier blessé
Paris, Perrin, 1916:
D'Hartoy M. Des cris dans la tempète. Nouvelles impressions et nouveaux récits d'un officier blessé
Paris, Perrin, 1919
Hay MV. Wounded and a prisoner of war
Major Hay (3rd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders) was wounded in the head at the start of the war, eventually being repatriated from Würtzberg
Hennebois C. Aux Mains De L'allemagne. Journal d'un grand blessé
Paris, Plon-Nourrit, 1919
Kreisler F. Four weeks in the trenches
Kreisler, the eminent violinist, served briefly on the Russ
de Larmandie H. Blessé, Captif, Délivré. (Wounded, captured and delivered)
Paris, Bloud et Gay, 1916
Lehmann F. Wir von der Infanterie. Tagebuchblätter eines bayerischens
Infanteristen aus fünfjähriger Front- und Lazarettzeit (We Infantry. Leaves
from a diary of a Bavar
München, Lehmanns Verlag, 1929
Leleux C. Feuilles de route d’un ambulancier
Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1915
MacGill P. The Great Push.
Martin B. Poor Bloody Infantry. A Subaltern on the Western Front 1916-17.
Mathieson WD. My Grandfather’s War.
Milne JS. Neurasthenia, Shell-Shock, and a New Life
Newcastle, R Robinson & Co, 1918
A slim “self help” manual by a sufferer, carefully and precisely written and with some reasonable advice, based on the bizarre premise that the brain has floated out of position in the skull, disturbing the correct flow of blood
Morelli A. (in: Marie Sklodowska Curie et la Belgique). Marie Curie sur le front belge pendant la première guerre mondiale.
Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1990
About the introduction
of X-rays on the front in
Nichols A. Sons of Victory.
A base camp instructor, he was blinded in a training accident while demonstrating demolition techniques; the explosive charge had mistakenly been fitted with an instantaneous fuse
Nobbs G. Englishman Kamerad! Right of the British Line.
Nobbs served with the
Onze mois de captivité dans les hôpitaux allemands
Paris, Chapelot, 1916
Tennant N. A Saturday Night Soldier's War 1913-1918.
Waddesdon, The Kylin Press, 1983
Tennant was wounded by a shrapnel fragment which passed through his nose and lodged below the right eye
Vecchini D. Blessure et belle humeur.
La maison française, 1918
3. Accounts by, or biographies of, doctors, nurses, ambulancemen and others involved in the care of the wounded soldier
Abraham JJ. My Balkan Log
J. Johnston Abraham’s description of his Serb
Abraham JJ. Surgeon’s Journey.
Abraham was originally posted to Serbia, and thereafter
served in Egypt, Sinai and
Adam F. “Sentinelles… Prenez garde à vous…”. Souvenirs et enseignements de quatre ans de guerre avec le 23ème R.I., par un médecin
Paris, Legrand, 1933
The author served as a battalion medical officer from November 1914, for three years, then as a regimental medical officer until the end of the war
Alexinskaya T. Parmi les blessés. Carnet de route d'une aide-doctoresse russe
Paris, Armand Colin, 1916
Allbee F. A Surgeon’s Fight to Rebuild Men
Autobiography of the famous American pioneer of bone grafting, with extensive descriptions of his experience on the Western Front, including many observations on facial injury. He found time to write a monograph on bone grafts (q.v.) although this contains little of military interest
Alport AC. The lighter side of the War
Major Alport RAMC served in S. Africa, on the Salonika front
and finally in
Piatt. Letters from
Privately printed, 1916
This limited edition describes his own early experience as an ambulance driver and comments on war and its horrors. Andrew later became head of the American Field Service.
Anon. A War Nurse's diary: sketches from a Belg
An illustrated account of nursing from the outbreak of war
to the author’s departure from
Anon. An American V.A.D. 88 BIS and V.I.H.: Letters from two hospitals.
The author's letters from France written from 14 January to 23 March 1917, and with the 76th Detachment, Cheshire County Division, British Red Cross Society from 12 April to 28 December 1917
Anon. Happy ‑ Though Wounded: the book of the
London, Country Life 1917
Outlines some of the work of the hospital, mostly in a light-hearted vein. The contributors are those who ran the Gazette (q.v.) and include Ward Muir (q.v.),the “Punch cartoonist JH Dowd, Christopher Nevinson (some of whose illustrations are reminiscent of his War Artist work) and J Hodgson Lobley, who later painted scenes at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup
Anon. Hommage à sa majesté la reine Elisabeth: la Guerre 1914-1918
La Panne, S.T.T., no date (1964)
Queen Elisabeth of
Anon. Journal d'une Infirmière sur le Front Russe
Paris, Gallimard, 1936
Anon. Kriegs-Erinnerungen eines Korps-Stabs-Apothekers (War memories of a pharmacist officer)
Mittenwald, n.d (c.1920)
Anon. Le Faux Miroir. Reflections from the
Ash & Co, 1917
copy is in the
Anon. Letters from a French hospital
Letters from an English nurse to her uncle describing events in 1915 and 1916
“Doc”. Letters from Somewhere (by a captain in the R.A.M.C., from
Anon. “Mademoiselle Miss”. Letters from a American girl serving with the rank of Lieutenant in a French Army hospital at the front
Anon. Nursing adventures: a F.A.N.Y. in
Anon. The diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915
Anon. The Edith Cavell Nurse from
Following a memorial service for Edith Cavell in
Anon. The Tale of a casualty clearing station
Anon. Two years’ Captivity in
Uncensored Letters from the
A first-hand account by a French
Medical officer of the events leading to the battle of Gallipoli. Relates
details along the route to Gallipoli via
Anon. War Nurse. The True Story of a Woman who Lived, Loved and Suffered on the Western Front.
Illustrated with a series of stills from an “All-Talking Picture” made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
(Sergeant-Major, RAMC). With the RAMC in
A Red Cross Pro. The Wards in Wartime
Edinburgh, Wm Blackwood & Sons, 1916
Amusing account of a provincial convalescent hospital
of a Canad
Ashford BK. A Soldier in Science
An American pathologist on the Western Front, 1917-18.
Askew C, Askew A.
The Stricken Land.
The authors were writers attached to the 1st British Field Hospital. The Red Cross bibliography indicates that they were “outspoken in denunciation of the allies’ mismanagement of aid”
Atkinson D. Elsie and Mairi go to War: Two extraordinary women on the Western Front
Modern account of the work of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, who worked in Pervyse (q.v)
Badolle R. Vie medico-chirurgicale d'un médecin retenu pendant deux ans en captivité allemande
Lyon, A. Rey, 1917
The author was a prisoner at Reserve-Lazarett in
Bagnold E. Diary without dates
Balfour, Lady F. Dr Elsie Inglis
Biography of the leading light of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals
Barclay F.L.G. In hoc vince: the story of a Red Cross Flag
Baumann F. La fucilazione di Edith Cavell
Bayly HW. Triple challenge; or, War, whirligigs and windmills, a doctor's memoirs
Starting his war service in the
Navy, Bayly was with the Guards on the
Beadnell C Marsh. A Naval Medical Officer’s impressions of a visit to the Trenches
Bale & Danielssohn, 1917
Beauchamp P. Fanny goes to war
Beauchamp P. Fanny went to war
Beckmann M. Briefe im Kriege.
München, A. Langen – G. Müller, 1955
War letters of the well- known expressionist painter Max Beckmann who was a stretcher bearer in WWI
Begg RC. Surgery on Trestles: a Saga of Suffering and Triumph
Bell FG. Surgeon’s Saga
Autobiography of the distinguished
Bennett AH. English Medical Women: glimpses of their work in peace and war
Benson I. The Man with the Donkey. John Simpson Kirkpatrick, The Good Samaritan of Gallipoli
Benson SC. 'Back from hell'
Chicago, McClurg, 1918
Bertrand de Laflotte D. Dans les Flandres. Dunkerque, Zuydcoote, Houten, Furnes, Coxyde, Adinkerke,
La Panne. Notes d'un volontaire de la Croix-Rouge, 1914-1915
Paris, Barcelone, Bloud / Gay, 1917
Bicknell, E P. Pioneering with the Red Cross. Recollections of an Old Red Crosser
NY, MacMillan 1935
Ernest Bicknell began life as a
newspaperman, subsequently being appointed Secretary of the Ind
L. For Dauntless
Laurence Binyon served with an Ambulance Unit behind the French front
H&S, n.d. (c.1918)
The pseudonym of Canon Hanny, describing life in hospitals, convalesecnet camps etc; one such, identified by the dedicatee, Rosamund Leather, is “My Third Camp” in Chapter 15 – the Marlborough Details Camp, Boulogne
Bizard L. Souvenirs d'un médecin de la Prefecture de police et des prisons de Paris (1914-1918)
Paris, Grasset, 1925
Black EW. Hospital heroes
London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd.,
Bland-Sutton J. The Tale of a Convoy
John Bland-Sutton travelled with a convoy and wrote a series of pieces for the
“Morning Post” collected in this slim volume.
A surgeon, he was a friend of Kipling and persuaded the writer to give
the introductory lecture to new students at the
M. With The B.E.F. in
Mary Booth was the grand-daughter of the founder of the Salvation Army; the book describes her work among the wounded on the Western front
Borden, Mary. The Forbidden Zone.
A moving account of nursing experiences; as a result of
writing this book, Borden was asked to leave the
Boschi G (ed.). La
Guerra e le Arti Sanitarie. Collezione Ital
S, Pier F. They Knew How To Die. Being a Narrative of the Personal Experiences of a Red Cross Sister on the Russ
Front line hospital experiences
l’Abbé Joseph. Parmi les blesses
allemands (Among the wounded in
Bowerbank F. A Doctor’s Story
Wellington, HH Tombs Ltd, 1958
Sir Fred Bowerbank arrived in New Zealand from England in 1907, subsequently serving in both world wars. His Great War experience (in Egypt, France and England, where he was at the 1st NZ General Hospital at Brockenhurst in the New Forest), is detailed in chapters 7-13. He records that Pickerill’s jaw unit, based at No 2 Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, was visited by the Queen who suggested “…it would be better in every way if his staff and patients were transferred to the Queen's Hospital for Facial Injuries at Sidcup, where the famous plastic surgeon Sir Harold Gillies, also a New Zealander, was in charge. I am afraid that neither the dental surgeon nor the patients were keen on such a move and consequently nothing was done about it. When Her Majesty visited the hospital some weeks later, she found the ‘jaw section’ still there, and expressed her surprise that it had not been moved. A week later an instruction came from the War Office…”
Bowerman, GE Jr. (Ed. Carnes MC). The Compensations of War: The Diary of an Ambulance driver during the Great War
Bowerman served as an ambulance driver in
Boyd W. With a field ambulance at
Toronto, Musson Book Company, 1916
Boyd-Orr, 1st baron. As I recall
R.A.M.C. and Naval service. Some interesting observations on courts-martial for desertion; he suggests that many medical and other officers would use any excuse to find mitigating circumstances
Boylston HD. 'Sister': the war diary of a nurse
wife of Sir John Rose Bradford, Consulting Physic
Brassine V. Ma Campagne de Russie avec le Corps Expeditionnaire Belge des autos-canons-mitrailleuses. in Namur, Belgium, privately printed, n.d. (1957 or 1958)
A scarce memoir of a military
doctor. In August 1914, he was chief of the medical staff of Fort of Lierre
Breitner B. Unvervundet Gefangen - Aus meinem Sibirischen Tagebuch.
(A Prisoner, but not wounded. From my Siber
Rikola Verlag, 1921
An account of a doctor’s experience as a POW in
Britnieva, M. One woman's story
English born, Mary Britnieva served as a nurse on the Russ
Brittain V. Testament of friendship
Brittain V. Chronicle of Youth. Vera Brittain’s war diary 1913-1917
Brown H. Pickerill. Pioneer in Plastic Surgery, Dental Education and Dental Research
Otago, University Press, 2007
first biography of Henry Percy Pickerill, who came to the Queen's Hospital
Sidcup as leader of the
Bruce C. Humour in tragedy, hospital life behind three Fronts
AO. Back of the front in
Bryan JH. Ambulance 464. Encore des Blessés
New York, Macmillan, 1918
Bucher WE. Surgeon Errant
Description of the 3rd American Red Cross
Burke K. The
New York, George H Doran Company, 1916
Account by Kathleen Burke of her nursing
Buswell L. With the American
Ambulance Field Service in
Buswell L. Ambulance No. 10: personal letters from the Front
Leslie Buswell served with SSU 2
Privately printed memoirs in an edition of 300 of an American's service with the Red Cross in World War I.
W. The Road to
William Byam’s autobiography, covering his war service and detailing his involvement, inter alia, with the investigation of the cause of trench fever at the Heart Hospital, Hampstead with Lloyd and others; he contributed to Lloyd’s book on lice (q.v.). His description of the experiments is graphic. Having proved that the infection was transmitted though the lice droppings, and would only occur if these were scratched into the skin, he confirmed that oral ingestion was not a factor by feeding sandwiches laced with louse excreta to two “gallant souls”. He also noted that US soldiers with typhoid fever did not develop dry and foul mouths because they chewed gum
AF (ed). Between the Lines: Letters and
Diaries from Elsie Inglis's Russ
Bishop Auckland, Pentland Press, 1999
(ed). A Surgeon’s
Tunbridge Wells, Acclaim, 1986
covering Cameron’s service from 1905 to 1932, including WW1 service in
NY, Alfred A. Knopf 1930
In his “War Books”,
Catchpool TC. On two fronts.
Corder Catchpool was a conscientious objector
Cator D. In a French military hospital
A whimsical observation of work in a French hospital, seen through English eyes. There is scarce a good word for French professionals; the filth of the wards appears to pass unnoticed except by the fastidious English
Caujole P. Les Tribulations d'une Ambulance Française en Perse
Author's self publishing, 1959.
A French medical mission in the massacres in
Chagnaud, Docteur. Avec le 15-2. Journal et lettres de Guerre
Paris, Payot, 1933
The record runs from May 10th 1917 to November 11th 1918 (From Chemin
des Dames to
H. Soldier and Dramatist: Being the
Letters of Harold Chapin, American Citizen who Died for
Letters from training in
Somerset, Wells Cathedral Press, 1956
Clark was a member of the shoe manufacturing Clark family of Street,
Clarke-Kennedy A.E. Edith Cavell
When the war broke out Edith Cavell was matron of Dr.
Depages's Training School for Nurses in Brussels' Barkendalle Medical
Institute; the Germans allowed her to continue her work and the Institute
became a Red Cross Hospital at which German and Allied wounded were
treated. She was executed on 12th
October 1915 for aiding the escape of Belg
Clarke RG. The Evolution of a Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front.
Transcript of a paper presented to the Society at their Annual Meeting in 1936
Cobbold L. In Blue and Gray. Sketches of life in Red Cross Hospitals
Cope Z. Almroth Wright, Founder of Modern Vaccine Therapy
Wright was instrumental in developing ant-typhoid vaccine
Corbet E. Red Cross
Banbury, Cheney & Sons, 1964
Nursing experiences from Salonika to
“Corporal”. Field Ambulance Sketches
Cox H. The "Red Cross Launch
Natula Publications, 2002
The diary details the work of the Red Cross
launches on the rivers of
Coyle ER. Ambulancing on the French front
Ibid. Field ambulance sketches
Coyle served with the Norton-Harjes Ambulance
Crémieux J. Souvenirs d'une Infirmière
Paris, Rouff (Coll. Patrie #52), 1918
Reminiscences of a French nurse at the beginning of WW1 (August 1914 - May 1915).
Crichton-Harris A. Seventeen Letters to Tatham. A WW1 surgeon in
The only account I have seen of a
medical man in this theatre, based on letters written by the author’s
Crile GW. (ed Grace Crile) An Autobiography
George Crile was a surgical pioneer who describes some of his Great War experience in this 2 volume autobiography, edited by his wife and published four years after his death. Following the Great War he was instrumental in establishing the Cleveland Clinic
de Croy, Princesse M. Souvenirs, 1914-1918
Paris, Plon (Coll. Le Martyre des Pays envahis), 1933
A nursing memoir of a Belg
Culpin M. Psychoneuroses of War and Peace
Cummings EE. The Enormous Room.
Cummings served with the Norton-Harjes Ambulance and was arrested by the French, detailing his experiences in this book
Cushing H. From a Surgeon's Journal 1915-1918.
London, Constable & Co., 1936
Probably the most famous account of surgery at the front by the distinguished American neurosurgeon
Cutler GR (ed. CH Knickerbocker) Of Battles Long Ago
Dauzat A. Impressions et Choses Vues (Juillet - Décembre 1914). Les Préliminaires de guerre. Le carnet d'un infirmier militaire. Le journal de Barzac
Paris, Attinger, n.d.
Davies EC. Ward tales
Chivers Davies was a VAD who sketched “the atmosphere and outlook of a big
Dearmer M. Letters from a Field Hospital.
Mabel Dearmer was married to Percy, Canon of
Dearden H. Medicine and duty. A war diary
Taking its title from the commonest prescription of a medical officer— the supply of some medicament and passing fit for duty— this is an often graphic description of the work of a front line battalion medical officer
Ibid. Time and chance
The second part of Harold Dearden’s biography, covering 1914-1939 (the first part was entitled “The Wind of Circumstances”
Dease A With the French Red Cross
Delaporte S (ed). Les carnets de l'aspirant Laby, Medécin dans les tranchées. 28 juillet 1914 - 14 juillet 1919 (Notebooks of Probationer Laby, doctor in the trenches, 28th July 1914 – 14th July 1919)
Paris, Bayard, 2001
Lucien Laby served in most of the
major engagements of the Western Front throughout the war, finally going down
with “Spanish Flu” in July 1918. He recommenced his medical studies in
Dent O. A V.A.D. in
London, Grant Richards Ltd, 1917
Depage H. La Vie d’Antoine Depage
Brussels, La Renaissance du Livre, 1956
A limited edition biography of a famous Belg
Derby was Division Surgeon to the Second Division, AEF, and describes a number of hospitals between the front line and Juilly, including the gas hospital (Field Hospital No 16) at Luzancy
Dexter M. In the soldier's service
Dixon J (intro). Little Grey Partridge
The First World War diary of Isobel Ross, who served with
the Scottish Women’s Hospitals’ unit in
? publisher, 1997
WWI letters from William Shaw Antliff, stretcher bearer with
9th Field Ambulance,
Dolbey R.V. A Regimental Surgeon in War and Prison.
MO with the KOSB.
Captured at La Bassée during 1st
Duhamel G. Vie des Martyrs 1914-16
Paris, Mercure de France, 1918
Translated (Simmons F) as The New
Book of Martyrs (New York, George H. Doran 1918). A moving account of injured French soldiers
at hospitals near to the front line (in particular at
Dunham F, Haigh RH, Turner PW (Eds). The long carry. The journal of stretcher bearer Frank Dunham 1916-1918.
Dunn JC. The War the Infantry Knew 1914-19
Dunn was medical officer to the 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, and served with Sassoon and Robert Graves. This book comprises the diaries of many men, as well as his own experiences. Hailed as the classic text on front line medical experience, it is often rather dull.
von Eiselsberg A. Lebenseg eines Chirugen (A Surgeon’s Life)
Tyrolia Verlag, 1949
Memoirs of WW1 medical experience
Estcourt Hughes J. Henry Simpson Newland. A biography
Chapter V details Newland’s war experience as a plastic surgeon at Sidcup
Eeman H. Captivité
Brussels, La Renaissance du Livre, 1984
Memoirs of a Belg
Enke-Habermaas L. Drei Jahre im Lazarettzug, 1915-1918. Nach Tagebuchblättern (3 years in an ambulance train, 1915-1918. From diary sheets)
A tiny book of 30 pages, with photographic illustrations. As is common for books of this period it is in gothic script
Paris, Plon-Nourrit, 1915
F. Nurse at the Russ
An interesting account illustrated by the author’s own photographs
Fenwick P. Gallipoli diary
Fenwick was Director of New Zealand Medical Services, landing on the first NZ
boat. The diary runs from 24th
April to June 28th when he was posted to
Fèvre M. Guerre et Chirurgie. Souvenirs du blessé et du chirurgien
(France), SEGEP, 1953
Memoirs of WW1 and WW2.
Finzi K. Eighteen Months in the War Zone. The record of a woman’s work on the Western Front
A diary from October 1914 to February 1916, when Kate Finzi
Fitzroy Y. With the Scottish Nurses in Roumania.
Florez, C de. No. 6: a few pages from the diary of an ambulance driver
Furse K. Hearts and Pomegranates: The Story of Forty-Five years 1875-1920.
Katherine Furse was Commandant in Chief of the Joint Women's VADs and several chapters relate to her work there
Gaëll R. Ces soutanes sous la mitraille. Scenes de guerre
Paris, Gautier, 1915
War account by a nurse-priest.
Gaéll R. Dans la bataille. Scène de guerre (Nouvelle série)
Niort, H Boulord, 1916
The second part of “Ces soutanes sous la mitraille”
Gallagher CJ (ed Mary E Malloy). The Cellars of Marcelcave: A Yank Doctor in the BEF
Gallagher describes the service of his grandfather Bernard from the Atlantic passage in late 1917 to the end of 1918. Serving in the front line, he was captured in the March 1918 retreat
Gervis H. Arms and the doctor, being the military experiences of a middle-aged medical man
Gibbs Sir P. Realities of War.
Observations of a War correspondent
Gleason AH. Young Hilda at the wars.
New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1915.
AH. With the first War ambulance in
Gleichen H. Contacts and contrasts
of Helena Gleichen, daughter of the Prince and Princess Victor of Hohenlohe
Langenburg. She trained as a
radiographer at the outbreak of war, and worked on the Ital
Godfroy L. Les
Cités Meurtries. Souvenirs d'Ambulance et de captivité (de Noyon à Holzminden)
Paris, L'Eclair (Coll. Champs de Bataille 1914-18), n.d.
Gosse P. Memoirs of a Camp Follower
Life as a Medical Officer on the Western Front and in
Got A. L'affaire Miss Cavell
Paris, Plon, 1921
Gower M F Duchess of Sutherland. Six weeks at the war
MC. Surgeon Grow, an American in the
Malcolm Grow chose to join a front line Russ
T. Hospital days in
Greeman E. Grandpa’s War. The French adventures of a World War 1 Ambulance driver
Groc L. Les brancardiers du Bois le prêtre (Stretcher-bearers of Priests Wood)
Guitton GSJ. Un preneur d'ames : Louis Lenoir, aumonier des marsouins, 1914-1917
Paris, J. de Gigord / Action Populaire / SPES, 1921
Gsell P. Edith Cavell
Paris, Larousse, 1916
Gummer S. The Chavasse Twins
The story of Noel Chavasse, VC and bar, and his twin brother Christopher, who became
Hallam A&N (Eds). Lady Under Fire on the Western Front
Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding, the twenty-five year old daughter of the Earl of Denbigh. She spent nearly four years on the Western Front in Belgium driving ambulances, and had the distinction of being became the first woman to be awarded the Military Medal for her bravery as well as the French Croix de Guerre and the Belgian Order of Leopold
Hardon AF. 43bis. War Letters of an American V.A.D.
Harmer M. The Forgotten Hospital
By the son of Dr William Harmer, who worked at the
Chicago, Seymour 1947
Hays HM. Cheerio!, an American medical officer with the British Army
Herringham Sir W. A
A senior physic
High P (ed).
Hospital Barges in
Brief summary of the barge flotilla, with the letters home of Sister Millicent Peterkin. She joined her barge in February 1918 but there is no reference to the German attack of march, from which one may perhaps presume that the influence of this was minimal behind the lines
Higonnet MR (ed). Nurses at the Front. Writing the Wounds of the Great War
Extracts from the writing of Ellen de Motte (The backwash of War) and Mary Borden (The Forbidden Zone) with a 38 page introduction by Margaret Higonnet, who also edited an anthology of women’s writings on WW1 (Lines of Fire)
His W. German doctor at the Front
published as Die Front der Ärzte,
Hoehling AA. Edith Cavell
London, Cassell & Co, 1958
Huard FW. My home in the field of mercy
New York, George H Doran Co, 1917
to “My home in the field of honour”, this book by the Chatelaine of the Chateau
de Villiers, near Charly sur
E. With the doughboy in
IE. With a woman's unit in
Ibid. Memories of a Doctor in War and Peace
Chapters 14-19 cover her WW1 experience
The author visited and studied medical arrangements on the Western Fronts in 1917, writing this account of medical experience. One chapter entitled “New Faces for Old” outlines some facial surgery techniques. It is comprehensive, but marred by repetition and a virulent writing style in which women are patronised and the Hun is vilified. Special loathing and contempt is reserved for prostitutes; he quotes “experimental examinations” that show up to three-quarters as being feeble minded, and suggests that if detected early (by screening tests between the ages of nine and eleven) they could be segregated and educated in special colonies until the age of forty-five.
Huxtable C. From the
Huxtable served with the 2nd Battn,
Imbrie RW. Behind the wheel of a war ambulance
Javal A. La Grande Pagaïe (1914-1918)
Paris, Denoël, 1937
Jeans TT. Reminiscences of a Naval Surgeon
Surgeon Rear-Admiral on hospital ship in
JR. With the American Ambulance in
An interesting book (with graphic cover), Judd describes his
work at the American Hospitals at
Kahn A. Journal de guerre d'un Juif patriote.1914-1918
France, Jean-Claude Simoën, 1978
The author, a French advocate, was a stretcher-bearer during
WW1. His diary is mainly about the 1914-15 period, when he was on the front
Kay S. Froth and Bubble
A small pamphlet describing a few episodes of hospital work
(largely in the
Kennard, Lady. A Roumanian Diary. 1915, 1916,1917
Includes an account of Red cross Hospitals and their work
Keynes G. The Gates of Memory
Autobiography of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, surgeon and bibliophile, who was related by marriage to the Darwin family and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances including Rupert Brooke (for whose literary estate he was Trustee) and Siegfried Sassoon. Chapter 11 relates his WW1 surgical experience
King H. One Woman at War. Letters of Olive King 1915-1920
Melbourne, University Press 1986
Letters of an independent-minded Austral
Klein F. The Diary of a French Army Chaplain.
London, Andrew Melrose Ltd, 1915
ibid. La Guerre vue d'une Ambulance
Paris, A. Colin, 1915
Account of the first months of WW1
at American Ambulance in
Klein F. Les douleurs qui esperent
Paris, Librairie Académique Perrin, n.d.
By the same author
Koch HB. Militant Angel
NY, Macmillan Company 1951
Biography of Annie W.
Goodrich, suffragist and pacifist, and
the organizer and dean of the
Kugler F. Erlebnisse eines Schweizers in den
Dardanellen und an der französischen
Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1916
Labry R. Avec l'armée serbe en retraite à travers l'Albanie et le Montenegro. Journal de route d'un officier d'administration de la mission medicale francaise en Serbie
Paris, Perrin, 1916
La Motte EN. Backwash of war
de Launoy J. Infirmières de Guerre en Service Commandé (front de 14 a 18).
Bruxelles, L’Édition Universelle, no date
The preface indicates this was written in 1937. In diary form, it recounts work at La Panne and Vinckem with Dr Antoine Depage
Laval E. Souvenirs d’un médecin-major, 1914-1917
Paris, Payot, 1932
Édouard Laval was a colonel in the reserve; this book is his diary. It is one of a large collection of “mémoires, etudes et documents pour server à l’histoire de la guerre mondiale” from the same publisher
Laveille ESJ. Au service des blesses, 1914-1918
Bruxelles-Paris, Action Catholique-Libr. Giraudon, 1923:
Life and death of 13 very young Belg
Edinburgh, Livingstone, 1956
Arbuthnot Lane was head of army surgery in the Great War, and instrumental in supporting Gillies and the development of a specialist facial injury hospital at Sidcup
Letters from Roger I. Lee,
Leneman L. Elsie Inglis
Edinburgh, NMS Publishing, 1998
Modern biography of the founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals from a series of “readable biographies of famous Scots”
Leng W St Q. S.S.A.10: notes on the work of a British Volunteer Ambulance convoy with the French Army
The author was a volunteer ambulance
driver with the 2nd French Army (of
Léri A. Les Commotions et emotions de Guerre
Paris, Masson, 1918
Describes cases of early psychoneurosis & discusses the relation between physical and mental causes
Lesceux H. Sous le signe de la Croix-Rouge. Journal d'un brancardier de la Grande Guerre
TE. Twelve months in an
Lindsay D. The Leafy Tree. My Family
Melbourne, FW Cheshire, 1965
Account by Daryl Lindsay of his life and family. The whole family was artistic; Lindsay began his war service with the ASC and was recruited as a War Artists himself through the efforts of Will Dyson, married to his sister Ruby. His appointment to Sidcup came as the result of a chance meeting and he describes his time there in Chapter 9, along with Ruby’s death from Spanish flu
Lord JR. The story of the war hospital, Epsom
Luard KE. Unknown Warriors.
Lucas EV. Outposts of mercy: the record of a visit in 1916 to the various units
of the British Red Cross in
A tiny card backed book by a famous travel writer. He notes that there was a facial injury
Mann S (ed). The war diary of Clare Gass, 1915-1918.
Clare Gass served at the 3rd
K. Father Figures: A Volume of Autobiography.
Kingsley Martin inherited from his
father the faith that individual conscience comes before State, or Party or worldly
success. A passionate pacifist in WWI, he was a member of the Friends'
Ambulance Unit, and describes the strange life of an ambulance orderly in
McCombe J, Menzies AF. Medical service at the Front
G. A nurse at the war: nursing
Grace McDougall, a FANY, worked for
Macfarlane N. Ian Macfarlane. Soldier and Medical Missionary
One of a series of “Beacon
Biographies published by the Society.
Compiled from diaries and letters, the latter part of the book details
Macfarlane’s work in
Mackenna RW. Through a Tent Door
Mackenna was a gynaecologist who was called
up in 1914, served at the Fazackerley Hospital, Liverpool until 1917 and was
then posted to the 57th
Maclaren ES. Elsie Inglis, the Woman with the Torch (Pioneers of Progress series)
Macnaughtan S. A woman's diary of the war
Macnaughton S. My war experiences in two continents
JM. Our war, being the experiences in
Halesowen, MacQueen, 1931
Rare privately printed memoir & a most unusual viewpoint of RAMC TF officer appointed OC 51st Highland Division Sanitary Section. Served France 1915-18: "Our war involved us in a ceaseless attack on the camping grounds & lurking places of the agents of disease" - unglamourous but essential work, from education of troops in personal hygiene (some of the Highlanders took exception it seems) to disposal of waste matter, provision of latrines, prevention of disease &c. Much of interest on life in the war zone (notes from Turner Donovan Books)
Magnien J. Le 6ème bataillon de chasseurs a pied de Vincennes, 1914-1918. Feuilles de route de l'ancien Sergent Brancardier
Paris, Almanach du Combattant, no date (1936)
von Malade T. ."Feldarzt". von Amiens bis Aleppo
Malade was an surgeon [Feldarzt] with the German Army; this
is his diary which begins in August 1914 with the invasion of
Malcolm I. War pictures behind the lines
Manion RJ. A surgeon in arms
Experiences of a Canad
Martin AA. A Surgeon in Khaki
Martin worked at the No 6 Hospital,
Martin P-A. Albert Martin (1866-1948). Souvenirs d’un chirurgien de la Grande Guerre
Luneray, Editions Bertout, 1996
Based on Martin’s diaries. He was a friend and colleague of Georges Duhamel (q.v.)
Martin‑Nicholson, Sister. My experiences on three Fronts
Experiences of a Woman Doctor in
Mills & Boon, 1916
Caroline Matthews served with the Serb
Maugny, Comtesse Clément de. Au Royaume du Bistouri
Album of cartoons about life of nurses at the front. Preface by Marcel Proust (who published nothing during the war)
Y. It’s a Long Way to
JM. Our War: Being the Experiences in
Privately printed memoir of an RAMC TF sanitary officer
Members of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service.
Reminiscent Sketches 1914 to 1919
London, John Bale, Sons & Danielsson Ltd, 1922
Muenier P-A. L'angoisse de Verdun. Notes d'un conducteur d'auto-sanitaire
Nancy, Presses Universitaires, 1991: Second ed. (First ed.: 1919)
Millard S. I saw them die
Memoir of a
Mills, AH. Hospital days
van S. With a military ambulance in
Mitton GE (ed). The cellar‑house of Pervyse
Describes the work of Baroness de T’Serclaes and Mairi
Chisholm, who set up an advance first aid post for the Belg
Mompezat M. Ambulance H24
Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1930
Account of a military ambulance during WW1.
Moran, Lord. The Anatomy of Courage.
London, Constable & Co, 1945
An essay of great stature on courage, and the lack of it. Charles Wilson, Lord Moran, served with the Royal Fusiliers for two years before being posted to a base hospital
ERP. Four weeks as acting Commandant at
H. Viewless Winds. Being the Recollections and Digressions of an
Moran captained the first amateur Austral
Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1975
Contains a chapter about Capt J.S.S. Martin, RAMC, who was present during the siege of Kut
Muir JR. Years of Experience
Surgeon Rear-Admiral Muir’s experience was in
Muir W. The Happy Hospital.
London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1918
Muir W. Observations of an Orderly
London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1917
Munthe A. Red Cross and Iron Cross
Axel Munthe was author of “The Story of San Michele”, his
postwar retreat on the
Munthe G, Uexkull G. (trans.M Munthe & Lord Sudley). The story of Axel Munthe.
New York, E.P Dutton & Co, 1953.
Axel Munthe served with the Red Cross at the front during World War I, and was author of Red Cross and Iron Cross (q.v.). Gustaf Munthe was his son.)
The cover introduction begins “”A
book with a distinctly French flavor which glides lightly and daringly over the
little love adventures of an ingenuous American doughboy while convalescing in
Nasmith GG. On the fringe of the great fight
N.D.M. Two Years After. Or Twelve Months of Armageddon. Some reminiscences of a Temporary Regimental
Printed for private circulation only, 1918
Orcutt PD. White road of mystery: the note‑book of an American ambulancier
Osburn AC. Unwilling passenger
Arthur Osburn was a regular RAMC officer with the 4th Dragoon Guards, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, and later on the staff of the 20th (Light) Division
Norec A. Miss Cavell, Heroine et Martyre
Paris, Rouff (Coll. Patrie #3), 1917
O’Rorke BG. In the Hands of the Enemy: being the experiences of a prisoner of war
O’Rorke was chaplain of the 4th Field Ambulance, captured with the wounded of the Coldstream Guards at Landrecies and held at Torgau, Burg and Magdebrug. He was repatriated in 1915
“The Padre”. Fifty Thousand Miles on a Hospital Ship.
Experiences of a hospital ship chaplain in the
Paget S. Sir Victor Horsley
Biography of Sir Victor Horsley, who was a consultant to the
Expeditionary Force in
Pengelly E. Nursing in peace and war.
Chiefly nursing in the First World War with diary extracts.
Perret J. La mort d'un prêtre-soldat, L'Abbé Joseph Cottancin (1881-1916), professeur de rhétorique à l'Institution Victor de Laprade à Montbuison, brancardier divisionnaire, blessé mortellement au fort de Tavannes le 12 juin 1916
Montbuison (France), Eleuthère Brassart, 1917
Pierrelle C. Pour l’âme des soldats. Lettres à un filleul de Guerre. Aux infirmières de France et à leurs blessés
Paris & Lyon, Beauchesnes et Nouvellet, 1917
Our copy bears an autograph signature
Platoon Commander (pseud). Hospital days
series of sketches, some published in the “
Plenz PG. Kriegsbriefe eines Feldarztes der Armee Hindenburg (War letters from a field doctor in Hindenburg’s army)
Poisot M. Mon journal de guerre: 1914-1918
WW1 personal narrative of a French doctor. Facsimile of the manuscript.
Pound R. Gillies: Surgeon Extraordinary.
The biography of Sir Harold Gillies, chief surgeon at the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup, and regarded as the father of 20th Century plastic surgery
Prentice S. Padre: A Red Cross Chaplain
(Capt RAMC). The Outside Edge of
The author was attached to the
Ramsay, Ron J. ( ed. ) Hell, Hope and Heroes. Life in the Field Ambulance in World War I -- the Memoirs of Private Roy Ramsay A.I.F
Australia, Rosenberg Publishing Pty. Ltd
1915, Private Roy Ramsay, freshly trained at a camp near Brisbane, set sail
from Australia for the Middle East with the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance.
Serving on hospital ships in the
Ray AC (ed)
“R.A.L.” Letters of a Canad
R.A.L. saw service at No 3 Canad
Reckitt HJ. V.R.76, a French military hospital
London, Heinemann, 1921
Rémi H. Hommes sans visage.
Lausaunne, SPES, 1942
In this short paperback Henriette Rémi describes her experiences as a nursing assistant at an unnamed French hospital for facial injuries. The descriptions of the torment endured by the injured as they face rejection by their loved ones is harrowing in the extreme
Riemann H. Schwester der Vierten Armee. Ein Kriegstagebuch. (Sister in the Fourth Army: a diary)
Berlin, Karl Vogels Verlag, 1930
PS. An American crusader at
(previously published as: An
ambulance driver in
Robinson, W J. My fourteen months at the front: an American's baptism of fire
Roger N.. Carnets d’une infirmière
Paris, Attinger, 1916
Rorie D. A Medico's Luck in the War.
Served with the 51st (
Helen Fairchild served as a nurse in
a CCS before assisting Dr Harte, Director of
Roussel-Lepine J. Une Ambulance de Gare. Croquis des premiers jours de guerre
Paris, Plon, 1916
Description of a hospital in the Ile de France
Ryder R. Edith Cavell
St Clair W (ed St Clair J). The Road to St Julien
Edited letters of a stretcher-bearer covering the entire war
F. The Autobiography of a Woman
Soldier. A brief record of adventure
with the Serb
Schwander M. Dans la Tourmente. Avec les Belges pendant la Guerre mondiale (septembre 1914 - décembre 1915)
Paris-Neuchatel, ca. 1919
The author was a nurse, member of the "
Sergeant ES. Shadow‑shapes, the journal of a wounded woman, October 1918‑May 1919
Shield H. War Diary, 12 August-25 October, 1914.
Privately printed, 1915
A dramatic account of the retreat from
Shiveley GJ (ed). Record of the S.S.U.585 Yale ambulance unit with the French
Sinclair M. A journal of impressions: record of experiences with a field ambulance in the autumn of 1914.
Nursing experiences on the Western Front, illustrated by the Author’s own atmospheric woodcuts
Soulacroix T. Notes de Guerre et d'Ambulance
Paris, Lethielleux, 1916
HS. A Surgeon in
Experiences with the Belg
Spackman RA (ed Spackman A) Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks
of the Medical Officer of an Indian infantry battalion in
Sparrow G, Macbean Ross JN. On Four Fronts with the Royal Naval Division
Foreword to this account of the RND by two Divisional surgeons, written by
Surgeon-General Sir James Porter, calls this “an absorbing and realistic
narrative of stirring times”. The
authors self-deprecatingly call it “these rambling notes”. It is part description of events from
MAV. Memories. Experiences of American hospital service in
Written by the wife of Dr William Speakman, a dental surgeon
who served with the AEF following volunteer service in
Account of nursing in Cambridge (the author was a fellow of Newnham College, and the draft of one of her books perished at the printers in Louvain when that town was overrun by the Germans) and in France. She numbered the Scots as her favourite patients, followed by Londoners
(ed). Elsie Fenwick in
Elsie Fenwick served with the Red Cross at La Panne, beginning as a probationer and finishing as head sister on a surgical ward of 80 beds
“Staff Nurse”. “Scottie” and some others.
Portraits of patients
Stephens H et al. Two years with the French Army. Section Sanitaire Anglaise 19
Subtitled “An Account of the work of a Motor-Ambulance Convoy of the friends’ Ambulance Unit, B.R.C.S., 1916-1918. Covers several areas; includes a list of members (and, curiously, their postwar addresses)and describes both the work of the Unit and its social life
Stephenson W. A Memoir of the Rev. W.H. Norman M.A.
privately printed, n.d.
sergeant in the RAMC, Norman had served in
Stevenson B. Betty Stevenson, Y.M.C.A. Croix De Guerre AVEC Palme. Sept. 3, 1896 - MAY 30, 1918.
Important letters from the young Betty Stevenson, a nurse, to her family - written in France where she worked with the Y.M.C.A. from early 1916 to May 1918 when she was killed in a bombing raid near Etaples.
Account by the financial editor of a
Follow-up to “At the Front”
JC. Finding themselves: the letters of
an American Army Chief Nurse in a
Stobart MA. The Flaming Sword in
Hodder & Stoughton, 1916
Stull Holt W. The Great War at Home and Abroad: the World War 1 diaries and letters of W. Stull Holt
Sturzenegger (G.) La Serbie en guerre, 1914-1916. episodes vecus et illustrés de 120 photographes par une suissesse allemande au service de la Croix-Rouge,
Neuchâtel, Delachaux & Niestlé, 1916
Unusually well illustrated
“Sullivan RN. "Somewhere in
Maud Sutton-Pickhard was a Red Cross nurse with British troops
Biography of the head of army surgery in WW1, but curiously lacking much mention of his war work although the credit for the development of the Queen's Hospital Sidcup is attributed to Lane and Henry Tonks.
Tayler H. A Scottish Nurse at work. Being a record of what one semi-trained nurse has be privileged to see and do during four and a half years of war
Tennent RJ. Red Herrings of 1918.
Based on the letters to her parents from Josephine Tennant, née Pennell, a female ambulance driver serving with the British Red Cross. As a member of the BRCS St Omer Convoy she was awarded the Military Medal for her work in a night air raid on the town
B. Four months in
Autobiography detailing front line nursing in
O. Diary of a Yeomanry M.O.,
Thans H. Mijn Oorlog (My War)
Memoirs of the author, a Flemish priest, who was sent,
during World War I to the 'Centre d'Instruction Brancardiers Infirmiers' at Anvours
(France) and then served at the Cabour front-hospital in Adinkerke (on the Belg
et al. The Edith Cavell Nurse from
Thomson, Major-Médecin Louis-L. La retraite de Serbie (octobre-décembre 1915) ; Mémoires et récits de guerre
Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1916
It is sad to find such a book for sale uncut
V. Field Hospital and Flying
Column. Being the Journal of a Nursing
Violetta Thurston was in Brussels when the German forces arrived and continued nursing duties until sent across Germany to Denmark, thence to Poland and Russia, where she was slightly wounded by a German bomb.
Thurston V. The Hounds of War Unleashed. A Nurse’s account of life on the Eastern Front during the 1914-1918 war.
Tilton, M. The Grey Battalion.
The experiences of an
ED. The aftermath of battle: with the
Red Cross in
Posted to the hospital established in the Majestic Hotel,
AH. A Consulting Surgeon in the
The Author served in the
CD, Knapp GH. An American Physic
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
Reprint version by JC & AL Fawcett, 1990
Van Bergen L. Zacht en eervol, Lijden en sterven in een Grote Oorlog. (Gentle and honourful, suffering and dying in the Great War)
Den Haag & Antwerpen, Standaard Uitgeverij, 1999
Translated as “Before my Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying and Military medicine on the Western front, 1914-1918” (Farnham, Ashgate Publishing, 2009)
van Bevervoorde - van Rappard AL. Souvenirs et impressions d'une infirmière de pays neutre en France pendant les années de guerre 1916 et 1917.
Memoirs of a member of the Dutch nobility, working for the French Red Cross.
Van Den Steen (Comtesse). Mon Journal d’Infirmière aout-novembre 1914.
Bruxelles, Office de Publicité, 1937
War diary of a leading nurse on the
van Tienhoven A. Avec les Serbes, 1914-16. Journal de guerre d'un chirurgien
Various authors. Livre Jubilaire publié en l'honneur du Docteur Paul Derache, Lieutenant Genéral Medécin
Paul Derache was, with Antoine
Depage, the most famous Belg
Hodder & Stoughton (Daily Telegraph War Books), 1914
Voigt FA. Combed Out.
Contains a graphic account of orderly work in a CCS
Voivenel P. (ed Canini G). A Verdun avec la 67 DR
Nancy, Presses Universitares de Nancy, 1991
The story of a mounted Brigade Field Ambulance with Gen. Botha in 1915.
Ward H. Mr Poilu. Notes and Sketches with the Fighting French
Herbert Ward left school at 16 and after further education in the
OS. With French in
The author accompanied the 14th Field Ambulance from
mobilisation in August 1914 to
Watson F. The Life of Sir Robert Jones.
Baltimore, William Wood & Co, 1934.
Sir Robert Jones (1857-1933) was a pioneer in surgery and orthopaedics. There is much material on his work with disabled soldiers in World War I.
Weihmann M. In allen Sätteln. Reiterbuch eines deutschen Artzes (On all saddles. Riding book of a German doctor)
The author rode with artillery which fought against T. E. Lawrence.
Weiss L. Memoires d'une Europeenne Petite Fille du Siècle 1893-1919
Paris, Albin Michel, 1978
First of six volumes of memoirs of
one of the women of this century who were the most involved in the political
and artistic history of
Wenzel M, Cornish J. Auntie Mabel’s War. An account of her part in the Hostilities of 1914-18
The story of Mabel Jeffery, who served as a nurse in
Werner MR. “Orderly!”
Life in a
Westerdale TLB. Under the Red Cross flag
Westmann S. Surgeon with the Kaiser’s Army
Westmann settled in England, but this book relates his experiences in the German front line
RW. Bitter Wounds:
German Victims of the Great War, 1914-1939
A thorough study of German wounded ,
their rehabilitation and support services between the wars. It is a sad tale; “organised benevolence
failed partly because it was torpedoed by
to May 25, 1919
Wignall E (ed Harrison C). Diary and notes from the Great War 1914-1918
Privately compiled, 1999
Transcript of the diaries of QMS Edgar Wignall, 51st Field Ambulance
Wilder A. Armageddon Revisited.
New Haven & London,
Amos Wilder’s initial experience of the war was as an
ambulance driver on the Western Front and in
K. Lights Out! The Memoir of Nursing Sister Kate Wilson,
of two CAMC nursing memoirs, it covers the Canad
Wilson RM. Doctor's Progress
Autobiography of a doctor turned journalist.
Winant C. A Soldier's Manuscript.
Cornelius Winant served as an ambulance driver in
Writer and war correspondent, Young was moved by the plight
of Ypres and joined the Friends Ambulance Unit, working both in
Wolfrom M (Marthe Amalbert). Geneviève Hennet de Goutel
Paris, Gabriel Beauchene, 1926
Geneviève Hennet de Goutel was a
nurse on several battle fronts during WWI.
She died following a febrile illness in
Yapp CB (ed). Nos chers blessés. Une infirmière dans la Grande Guerre
Sain-Cyr-sur Loire, Alan Sutton, 2002
Taken from the journal of Claudine Bourcier, who nursed at
FB. Marching on Tanga (With General
Brett Young was medical officer to the 2nd Rhodes
Young J. With the 52nd (Lowland) Division in Three Continents.
Memoir by the commanding officer of the 1/3rd Lowland Field
Ambulance, originally published as a series of articles in the
4. Services, Unit records or histories
Allison RS. The Surgeon Probationers
Story of the rapidly trained group of medical assistants, many of them medical students, recruited into the Royal Navy to make up medical numbers. Contains a reproduction of a handbook produced for them by Staff Surgeon Willan
War Story of the Canad
Toronto, Musson Book Company Ltd., c. 1918.
(ed). A History of Queen Mary’s
Chapters 1 & 2 describe the work of the hospital in WW1 and after; it was the main hospital for men who had lost limbs, and the Queen's Hospital Sidcup was modelled on it, with its residual work (and resources) being moved there in 1925. After WW2 Harold Gillies developed plastic surgical work at Roehampton
Allen A. Hospital ships from the Great War
Western Front Association, 1999
One of a series of booklets on topics of the Great War illustrated with contemporary postcards. This is No 8; of the 14 No 5 covers St Dunstan’s Hospital and No 11 is “Battle Casualties and the RAMC”
American Field Service Archives of WW1 (Bibliography and Index in World History, No 16)
American Field Service Archives and Museum, Ld. Geller 1989
Angetter CD. Dem Tod geweiht und doch gerettet Die Sanitäts versorgung am Isonzo und in dem Dolomiten 1915-18. (Doomed to die, yet saved: Medical care on the Isonzo river and in the Dolomites)
Medical treatment on the Ital
Anon. 5th London Field Ambulance (47th
A small commemorative volume
containing a brief summary of the Unit’s history prior to the war, and summary
of movements during it. The Unit was
History of No.7 (Queen's)
Queen's University, 1917
Anon. Air Service Medical. Report of the War Department, Air Service, Division of Military Aeronautics,
Comprehensive manual covering medical examination for service and medical problems
(British Red Cross Society). Appeal and case for members of the nursing staff
Anon. British Red Cross and Order of
A mighty reference book listing men by regiment;
the reprint includes the Austral
Anon. A Record of the 362nd Field Hospital Company,
316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division,
Anon. A record of the Third East Angl
Privately printed, n.d
Anon. A Train Errant. Being the experiences of a Voluntary Unit in
Hertford, Simson & Co, 1919
A record of No 16 Ambulance Train, presented to the British
Red Cross by the
Anon. An illustrated Record of Red Cross Work in the East of Scotland
A “souvenir” book comprising an alphabetical list of Red Cross Hospitals, listing personnel, numbers of patients admitted and dates of opening. Illustrated with numerous photographs of buildings (many of which are stately homes), facilities, staff and patients
Anon. British Red Cross Society: Reports on Voluntary Aid rendered to the sick and wounded at home and
abroad and to British Prisoners of War, 1914-1919.
Anon. De Nederlandsche Ambulance in Rusland (The
Dutch Ambulance Service in
Illustrated pamphlet of 12 pp describing the work of Dutch
medical services in
Anon. Diary of Section VIII, American Ambulance Field Service
The volunteer ambulance drivers of Section 8 worked on the Western Front with the 6th Army Corps of the 12th Division of the 4th Army
Anon. Diary of the Eleventh: Being a Record of the
A history of a battalion in World War I based on the
personal accounts of its members as recorded before their return to
Anon. Die Deutschen Kriegsgaeste der Schweiz. Ein
Gedenkblatt an die Hospitalisierung deutscher Kriegs- und Zivilgefangener (The
German War guests of
München, Piper, 1917
With numerous illustrations of the various (and varying) facilities, casualty statistics and lists of serving personnel
Anon. Friends of
A racy history, profusely illustrated
Anon. History of
lavish book, with many illustrations, about this unit which was raised in
Anon. History of the
limited edition describing the establishment and movements of the hospital,
which took over the BEF’s
Anon. History of United States Army Base Hospital
No. 20 organized at the
detailed history of the organisation and work of the Hospital, based at Chatel
Anon. History of US
Paris, Fortin Nevers, n.d
A 24 page book which contains a
complete unit personnel roster including transfers, Red Cross workers, civil
Anon. Hôpital Auxiliaire 14. Pour les blessés de la guerre de 1914
n.p., October 1914
Anon. Hospital Auxilaire, Arc en Barrois, Haute Marne, France 1915
Privately Published 1915
Anon. Les Hospices Civils de Nancy pendant la Guerre
Nancy, Rigot, 1921
Anon. Livre d'or. Aux médecins morts pour la patrie (1914-1918)
Paris, Syndicat des Editeurs, no date (ca. 1920)
Anon. L'Union des colonies françaises en France en faveur des victimes de la guerre. son oeuvre, mai 1916 -decembre 1918
Presentation of the important work of this association, its aim being re-education of people who were mutilated during WW1.
Anon. Mercy-workers of the War: an interview with the Hon. Arthur Stanley, CB, MP, Chairman of the British Red Cross Society.
A scarce booklet including dozens of photographic
illustrations. It includes a memorial page to Edward
Anon. Nos Blessés. Les trains sanitaires
Paris, Etudes militaries Delandre (Coll. Les Cahiers de la Guerre #19), n.d. (during WW1)
32pp pamphlet with illustrations
Anon. Red Cross Hospitals of
Norwich, Morris Printing Co, 1917
22 hospitals and one ambulance train are covered by this booklet
Anon. Report of the
Privately printed, n.d
A detailed report of hospital work, including notes by visitors, diets, diseases treated and operations performed, and at the end a list of “Telegrammed Letters from Soldiers expressing their gratefulness”. The illustrations are numerous; black &white photographs with added colour in some. Paper and binding have suffered from the prolonged heat
Anon. Reports by the Joint War Committee and the
Joint War Finance Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of
Anon. Sanitätsbericht über das Deutsche Heer im Weltkriege 1914-1918
In 3 volumes: I: Gliederung des Herressanitätswesens; II: Der Sanitätsdienst im Gefechts- und Schlactenverlauf; III: Die Krankenbewegung bei den Deutscher Heer
Anon. Science et Devouement. Le Service de Santé. La Croix-Rouge. Les oeuvres de solidarité de guerre et d'après-guerre.
Paris, Aristide Quillet, 1918
Published with collaboration of numerous military doctors, professors, engineers, etc...
Anon. Scottish Women’s Hospitals. The call of our allies and the response of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for foreign service, being record of work accomplished by the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in France and Serbia
Anon. Souvenir of
Photo Press, 1921
A specially prepared book of
Anon. Tales of a Field Ambulance, 1914-1918, told by the Personnel. Printed for private circulation.
History of the 2/4th London Field Ambulance during World War I. Contains information on their training in England, and their service in France, Slavonic and Katherine, and Egypt and Palestine
Anon (American Red Cross). The American Red Cross during the War: a statement of finances and
accomplishments July 1, 1917 to Feb. 28, 1919.
Anon. The Red Cross in Gloucestershire during the War: An Account of the Voluntary Aid Work carried out in Gloucestershire from October 1914 to March 31 1919.
Red Cross n.d. (1919)
Anon. The story of the 2/1st Wessex Field Ambulance, 1914-1919
Anon. The War on Hospital Ships, from the Narratives of Eye-witnesses.
The Germans conducted unrestricted submarine warfare against
Allied hospital ships in
Anon (British Red Cross Society). The work of V,A.D. London 1 during the War
500 photographs, 70 drawings, & 13 articles by members
of base hospital no.4,
Anon. Vor 20 Jahren. Deutsches Artzttum in Weltkrieg. Erlebnisse und Berichte. Herausgegeben von der Schriftleitung der Deutschen Medizinischen Wochenschrift
Anon. With the 1st/1st
Account of this unit in
A. 2/3rd City of London Field
Based on a war diary written by Pte A L Ellis of ‘C’ Section
Austin R, Austin S. The Body Snatchers - the History of the 3rd
Illustrated history covering the raising of the unit in Australia, training in Egypt, service at Anzac and Gallipoli, followed by service on the Western Front to war's end.
Bainbridge WS. United States Naval Medical Bulletin, special number: Report on Medical and Surgical Developments of the War.
This World War I report covers treatment of war wounds by the Allies, treatment of war wounds by the Germans, developments in war surgery (including anaesthesia, fractures, amputations, and plastic and oral surgery), trench fever, military hospitals and convalescent camps, and functional and vocational re-education for the disabled, among other topics. The work of the Queen’s Hospital is noted, and one of the plates illustrates a Sidcup soldier
CM. The story of the American Red Cross
Among the personnel listed in Ambulance Section IV is Hemingway, Ernest M
HG. The Red Cross in
Barker M. Nightingales in the Mud. The Digger Sisters of the Great War 1914-1918
Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1989
A study of Austral
Barrett JW. A vision of the possible: what the Royal Army Medical Corps might become
Based on his experience in the
Deane JW. The Austral
Bazot M (Ed). Le Val-de-Grâce. Deux siècles de médecine militaire
(France), Hervas, 1993
Illustrated history of the
Comprising instructions in drill, equipment, signalling, record keeping and hospital duties
Novelised account; he Preface states “The pill of fact herein is but thinly coated with the sugar of fiction…”
W.J. Clark & Co., (1921).
Rare, privately printed war history of a
EP. With the Red Cross in
Covers the entire war on all fronts from the perspective of a former National Director of the American Red Cross
Billington MF. The Red Cross in war: woman's part in the relief of suffering
Billington MF. The roll‑call of serving women. A Record of Woman's Work for Combatants and Sufferers in the Great War
Binneveld H (trans O’Kane J). From Shellshock to Combat Stress. A Comparative History of Military Psychiatry
With considerable reference to WW1 experience, this book covers the development of psychiatry for military personnel, and the ongoing consequences of battlefield psychological injury
Blaessinger E. Quelques grandes figures de la chirurgie, de la médecine et de la pharmacie militaries
Paris, Librairie Scientifique et Technique Blanchard, 1952
Short biographies of a number of
important figures in French military medicine from the 18th to the
mid 20th century. Perhaps the
best known from the WW1 era are
Blair JSG. Centenary History of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1898-1998
Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1998
Chapters 5-7 cover the RAMC in the Great War
Bowser, Thekla, F.J.I. The Story of British V.A.D. Work in the Great War.
A curiously organized but enthusiastic look at the work of VADs both at home and abroad.
Breitner B (ed).Ärtzte und ihre Helfer im Weltkriege 1914-1918 (Doctors and their helpers during the World
Detailed reports by a number of specialists on various medical and surgical aspects. Rather chatty!
FS. The Great War and the RAMC:
The first & only volume of a proposed 'Popular Medical History of the War,' covers the first two months on the Western Front i.e., Mons, Retreat, Le Cateau, Marne & the Aisne: "In order that his account may be strictly accurate, official documents, diaries, etc., have been placed at Lt.-Col. Brereton's disposal" - from the Preface by the DGAMS. List of medical staff officers with BEF appended
British Committee sitting at the
British Red Cross Society. The Red Cross in Gloucestershire during the war
Bruce HA. Politics and the C.A.M.C.
Busse H. Soldaten ohne Waffen. Zur Geschichte des Sanitätswesens.
Berg-am-See, Vorwickel-Verlag, 1990
History of the German military medical services.
Cambassèdès H. L'ambulance Alpine
(France), E. Le François, n.d.
K. History of No 1
Chaix A. Sanglier-Lamarck L.-H.. L'ambulance de la division combinée au cours
de la guerre Germano-Austro-Bulgaro-Serbe de 1915
Paris, Fournier, 1916
RW, Batho EC, Parker BN (eds). Records
of those members of University College London and
Chapin WAR. The Lost Legion: The story of the fifteen hundred American doctors who served with the B.E.F. in the Great War
Springfield MA, Loring-Axtell Company,. 1926.
Chase HL . The 2/1st London Field Ambulance: an outline of the 4½ years service at home and abroad, 1914‑1918
Chatfield, Josiah C., et al., eds. Iodine and Gasoline: a history of the 117th Sanitary Train.
Private publication, c.1920.
The 117th Sanitary Train ("Rainbow's Sanitary Train") evacuated 22,260 patients from the firing line during action in World War I.
Clymer G (ed.) The history of U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6 and its part in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918.
Includes rosters, chronological outline of orders and events, statistical data of patients cared for by the unit, and a series of special articles by various members of the unit. These articles include articles by the nurses, the chaplain, and the x-ray department, as well as an account of Red Cross work
Colin PPJ. Quatre mois de campagne en 1914. Etat sanitaire d'un Bataillon
(France), Destout Ainé, n.d.
J. Dr Brighton’s Ind
After a hospital ship fire at Southampton a number of
Pond GS, Ashton PH.
History of the establishment of Red Cross hospitals in the county
Crofton E. The Women of Royaumont. A Scottish Women’s Hospital on the Western Front
Tuckwell Press, 1997
Croze A, Cigalier D.
Les hospices civils de Lyon de 1900 a 1925. Leur oeuvre pendant la
Lyon, Ed. du Fleuve, 1927
Currie JR. The mustering of medical service in
HV. Red Cross and
Viscountess D’Abernon gave anaesthetics at several Red Cross
Hospitals. Her husband was appointed
Davison HP. The American Red Cross in the Great War
Delaporte S. Les Gueules Cassées. Les blessés de la face de la Grande Guerre
Paris, Noêsis 1996
An account of the French experience of facial injury.
De Navarro A. The Scottish Women’s Hospital at the Abbey of Royaumont
Deranian HM: Miracle Man of the Western Front: Dr. Varaztad H. Kazanjian, Pioneer Plastic Surgeon.
Account of the work of the most
Dillon KJ and others. Some Reminiscences of S.K.N.C. War Work, 1914-1918; being some account of the War Experiences of members of the South Kensington Nurses’ Co-operation
Printed for private circulation, 1919
The nurses of the Unit are listed; some have provided short accounts of their experience
Dorland J. L'Hôtel des Invalides de Louis XIV à nos jours : son service de santé, son hôpital, ses pensionnaires
Paris, Perrin & Perrin 1996
Complete history of
the military hospital " Les Invalides " in
Dreux A. Nos Soldats Aveugles
(France), Association Valentin Haüy pour le bien des aveuglés, 1915
Text on rehabilitation strategies for war-blinded soldiers, with appendices describing a series of case histories
HTB (ed). The War Effort of
Evrard E, Mathieu J et al. Asklepios onder de wapens. 500 Jaar militaire geneeskunde in Belgie
The History of Medical
Military Services in
Favre E. L’Internement en Suisse des Prisonniers de guerre maladies ou blessés
A report commissioned by the Swiss Army medical Service
Fenn CR. Middlesex to wit, being a brief record of the work performed at the
Auxiliary Military Hospitals in Middlesex during the war, 1914‑1918
RC. No 3 Canad
Montreal, Gazette Printing Co, 1928
Fleming JA. The last Voyage of HM Hospital Ship ‘Britannic’
John Fleming was a chaplain aboard
this sister ship of the “Titanic”, which was either torpedoed or hit a mine in the
Fouché N. Le mouvement perpétuel: histoire de l'Hôpital américain de Paris des origines à nos jours
History of the
Great War (ed). The history of the First
London (City of
(Printed) Burnetts Ltd,
An unusual if not unique record of the work of a Sanitary unit. One might expect all the work to revolve around digging latrines, but the work included much practical research on cleanliness and the avoidance of cross-infection
Francis AEF. History of the 2/3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance.
Written in humorous vein
JF. History of the
Geller LD. The American Field Service Archives of World War I, 1914-1917
An excellent summary of the holdings of the Archives,
illustrated with numerous photographs and with a commentary on many of the
items in the collection. The AFS
Georges E. Histoire de l'hôpital militaire de Nancy
(France), Imprimerie Nationale, 1938
le Goaer C-L. Role de la Marine dans l’evacuation des blessés et des maladies
France, A Destout, n.d.
(ed). History of the Royal Army Dental Corps
Aldershot, RADC, 1971
Although the RADC was not formed until after WW1 this book outlines its origins from the experience of the Boer War onwards
J & J. The Luck of Thirteen; through
Jan Gordon was Engineer to the Serb
Grandmaison G de. La Croix-Rouge français; la societé de secours aux blessés militaries pendant la guerre
Paris, Blond et Gay, 1921
Short history of the organisation
and work of the Red Cross in
Dutton EE. Historical Records of No 8
Haller JS Jr. Farmcarts to Fords. A history of the Military Ambulance, 1790-1925
Souvenir of the
Hansen A. Gentlemen Volunteers. The Story of the American Ambulance Drivers in the Great War August 1914-September 1918
I. One hundred years of army nursing: the story of the British army nursing
services from the time of
HGL. The Second-Seconds in
London, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co Ltd, 1920
Unit history with list of members appended, illustrated throughout with miniature line drawings
mobile hospital was established at
Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Sanitätsbericht über das Deutsche Here in Weltering 1914-1918, 3 vols.
Mittler & Sohn, 1934-1938
The official history of the German medical and sanitary services, as follows:
vol. 1: Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Gliederung des Heeressanitätswesens im Weltkriege 1914/1918
vol. 2: Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Der Sanitätsdienst im Gefechts und Schlachtenverlauf im Weltkrieg 1914/1918
vol. 3: Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Die Krankenbewegung bei dem Deutschen Feld und Besatzungsheer im Weltkriege 1914/1918
Helys M. Cantinière de la Croix-Rouge, 1914-1916
Paris, Perrin, 1917
Macleod DAD. The Bangour Story: a
Originally built as a lunatic
asylum, the hospital was transformed into the
(ed). Hospital Barges in
Brief summary of the barge flotilla, with the letters home of Sister Millicent Peterkin. She joined her barge in February 1918 but there is no reference to the German attack of March, from which one may perhaps presume that the influence of this was minimal behind the lines
His W. Die Front der Ärtzte (The Doctors’ Front)
Velhagen & Klasing, 1931.
Reports of medical service in
history of the
MA de W (Ed). The Harvard Volunteers in
A series of contributions from Harvard men, including Harvey
Cushing, Varazdad Kazanj
Hume EE. Victories of Army Medicine. Scientific accomplishments of the Medical Department of the US Army
Includes a substantial section on medical advances in WW1
Hume EE. The Medical Book of Merit. United States Army and Navy decorations awarded to medical officers for distinguished service in the World War
Washington, Association of Military Surgeons, 1925
EM, Gladwin FF. An unofficial Guide to the racecourse Hospital,
Jaccottet G. et al . L'etape Liberatrice. Au Soleil et sur les Monts. La vie de nos soldats et de nos allies internes en Suisse
This book shows how, during World War One, many sick and wounded French and English soldiers were welcomed in Swiss hospitals and convalescent homes. Two chapters are also translated into English and one chapter is only in English. These chapters mainly concern English soldiers
Kernodle PB. The Red Cross Nurse In Action, 1882-1948.
Part 2 covers the Great War
M. The Quality of mercy. Women at
Describes the adventure and ordeals of doctors, nurses, orderlies and drivers in the Balkans
Laffin J. Surgeons in the field
A survey of military medicine from earliest times to WW2. Chapters 20-22 cover the Great War
Lauder J R.
The story of the
London, Heinemann, 1920
Lefebvre P (ed) Histoire de la médecine aux armées. 3, De 1914 à nos jours
Paris, Lavauzelle, 1987 (Comité d'histoire du Service de santé )
History of the medical services of the French Army before, during and after WW1.
Leigh D. The background of battle
London, Hodder & Stoughton 1916
Lejars F. Un hôpital militaire à Paris pendant la guerre: Villemin. 1914-1919
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1923
Lejeune R. Saint-Laurent de Liege. Eglise, abbaye et hopital militaire. Mille and d'histoire Liège
Soledi / Université de Liège, 1968
Contains : Danloy, G. Ģ L'hopital militaire Saint-Laurent de Liège dans les premiers jours de la guerre 1914-1918 ģ (pp 271-277); Hoclemeyer H. L'hopital militaire Saint-Laurent ā Liège vu ā travers l'organisation des Services de santé de l'Armée allemande en 1914-1918 (pp 277-282); Heylen V. L. L'hopital militaire Saint-Laurent de Liège, centre du droit international médical (pp 331-336) (concerns WW1).
H, Monk-Jones N. SSA14 1915-1919. An
Account of the activities in
the Friends’ Ambulance Unit
A rather dull day by day account of an ambulance unit
R. Men of the Ninth. A History of the
Traces the history of the 9th Austral
Lindsay J, Lindsay D. The Story of the Red Cross
A pictorial story compiled for children by Joan and Daryl Lindsay during the Second World War, with a considerable section on the Great War. The Queen’s Hospital Sidcup is illustrated and a number of Lindsay’s own drawings appear, including one from his “Digger” book.
Linon P. Officiers d'administration du Service de Santé. Monographie d'un Corps, d'une Association
Paris, EREMM, 1983
Contains a number of biographies of WW1 doctors
n.d (?private printing)
Lovegrove P. Not Least in the Crusade. A Short History of the RAMC
Gale and Parden, 1955
Lovejoy EP. Certain Samaritans.
The work of American Women's Hospitals in the Balkans
Lucas BJ. Children of France and the Red Cross
EA. Some impressions of the work of the
British Red Cross in
Official History of the Canad
Masson M. A Pictorial History Of Nursing
Very well compiled pictorial history of nursing with an important chapter on nursing in WW1. The illustrations are a mix of original paintings, photographs and posters.
McGreal S. The war on hospital ships 1914-1918
McKernan M. Padre - Austral
Allen & Unwin Sydney London
Much of the content deals with casualty work
McLaren B. Women of the War
NY, George H. Doran 1918
Women in World War I; much material on military medicine and on nursing.
McLaren. History of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals
McLaughlin R. The Royal Army Medical Corps
One of the "Famous Regiments" series; see also Piggott J. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (1975)
Midwinter C. Memoirs of the 32nd Field Ambulance, Xth (Irish) Division
Privately printed, 1933
Ministry of Pensions. Location of Hospitals and Casualty Clearing Stations, British Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.
A foolscap bound typescript listing all units: part 1,
numbered hospitals in
Moisant J H. L'armée silencieuse. Le personnel du Service de Santé pendant la guerre
Paris, Charles-Lavauzelle, 1917
Moore MM. The Maple Leaf's Red Cross. The war story of the Canad
London, Skeffington 1919
Moreau É. Les hôpitaux de Vendée durant la guerre : l'accueil des blessés et malades en Vendée pendant la Guerre 1914-1918
La Roche-sur-Yon, Amicale philatélique yonnaise, 1996
History of Hospitals in Vendée during the WW1 through a philatelic study.
EW. The Vanguard of American
Volunteers. In the fighting lines and in
3 relates to the American Red Cross in Servia [sic], part 4 to American
Noyes FW. Stretcher Bearers… At the Double!
Toronto, Hunter-Rose Co, 1937
History of the 5th
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 1
Medical services in the
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 2
services on the Western Front, and during the operations in
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 3
services during the operations on the Western Front in 1916, 1917 and 1918; In
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 4.
during the operations on the
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services. Diseases of the war, Volume 2
Including the medical aspects of aviation and gas warfare and gas poisoning in tanks and mines
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; Surgery of the War, Volumes1 & 2.
The second volume contains a chapter on facial injury contributed by Gillies and Mendelson, illustrated with cases from Sidcup. The chapter has a bias towards the dental aspects with photographs of several splints and prostheses.
The Medical section of the Official History comprises the following: Diseases Of The War (2 Vols), Hygiene Of The War (2 Vols), Surgery Of The War (2 Vols) and Pathology (1 Vol)
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; Casualties and Medical Statistics
Record and analysis of over 11 million casualties. Statistics for facial injuries are hard to determine, as they are “lost” within a generic group of head, face and neck
History of the Austral
The 3 volume set was reprinted in 1938, 1940 and 1943. Volume 1 covers Gallipoli,
Whitcomb & Tombs, 1923
Includes a section on nurses, hospitals, hospital ships and the dental service
Oliver, Beryl. G.B.E. R.R.C. The British Red Cross in Action.
Includes chapters on the BRCS's work during WWI including
sections on VADs, work abroad, and in
Ott K, Serlin D, Mihm S (eds). Artificial Parts, Practical Lives. Modern histories of Prosthetics
A wide-ranging collection of essays including ”Re-arming the
Disabled Veteran: Artificially
L. With our Serb
Privately printed, c.1916
on Lady Paget’s Hospital Unit in
Peed GP. American Red Cross Military Hospital no. 1, formerly American Ambulance Hospital of Paris
? publisher, 1918
This annual report of the American
Red Cross Military Hospital No.1, of the American Expeditionary Forces in
Illustrated with black and white photos.
Perriaux L. Le Camp américain de Beaune: 1918 Hôpital de campagne
Beaune, Centre beaunois d’études historiques, 1980
Piggott J. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps
Outlines the history of the hospital, which first admitted patients in 1879 and closed in 1996. Contains a substantial section on the work of Gillies and his colleagues
Plumridge JH. Hospital Ships and Ambulance Trains.
London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1975
Detailed account of the organisation of transport facilities for seriously wounded men.
Pottle FA. Stretchers. The Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front.
Read J. The
Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, 1917
Printed as a commemorative book for private circulation and containing numerous photographs of the facilities and workshops. The hospital was the Scottish equivalent of Queen Mary's Roehampton
Reinach J. Le Service de Santé pendant la guerre
Paris, Blond et Gay (Pages actuelles
Covers the Great War and, crucially, the immediate aftermath. Much primary source material is used
Roubaud N, Brehamet RN. Le Colonel Picot et les Gueules Cassées
Paris, Nouvelles Ed. Latines, 1960
French description of Picot, his military service and injury and the work he did to develop the “self-help” group of facially injured Frenchmen
Samuelson P (ed.). I owe my Life
A celebration of the 125th anniversary of the British Red Cross, with a substantial section on the Great War
Covers the work of the South Midland
Field Ambulances and CCSs, with sections on the
Sergent E and E. L'armée d'Orient Delivrée du Paludisme
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1932
A short book written for non-medical
workers (middle grade army officers, engineers etc) based on the experience of
the French army around Salonika and in
Several authors. Le Corps de Santé Militaire forme par l'école du Val-de-Grâce 1850-1956
(France), Société Amicale des Elčves et Anciens Elčves du Val-de-Grâce et de l'Ecole du Service de Santé Militaire de Lyon, 1957
Shay M. A grateful heart: the history of a World War 1 field hospital
History of the 103rd Field Hospital, 26th Division, US Army
Shipley AM. The officers and nurses of Evacuation Eight
Smith A. From Battlefield to Blighty: Frodsham Auxiliary Military Hospital, 1915-1919
Wirral, Avid Publications, 2001
Account of the hospital established in
Smith F. A short history of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Smith HZ. Blessés de guerre
Paris, Gallimard, 1934
Jr. The History of the United States Army Ambulance Service with the French and
This commemorative history was published by the
Snell A.E. The C.A.M.C. with the Canad
Effectively an “Official History” with lists of personnel, their movements, and a series of folding maps
"Look what you started Henry!" A History of the Austral
Summers, Anne. Angels and Citizens: British Women as Military Nurses 1854-1914.
The definitive history of British military nursing from before Nightingale through the establishment of the QAIMNS and the VADs.
Swann JC (Maj-Gen). The citizen soldiers of Buckinghamshire. 1795 - 1926. Compiled with the kind assistance of many of the officers of the corps concerned
Hazell, Watson & Vineyfor the Buckinghamshire Territorial Army Association,1930
Record of the Royal Bucks Hussars in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine; of the 23nd South Midland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance again in Gallipoli and Egypt; of the Ist Bucks Battalion on the Somme in 1916 and in Italy in 1917 & 1918.
Tatham M, Miles JE. The Friends' Ambulance Unit 1914-1919.
The Society of Friends were involved with the operation of field ambulances and of several ambulance trains.
A “popular” account of military nursing; somewhat repetitive but well researched, with a substantial section on the Great War
Troussaint, Médecin-inspecteur. La Direction du Service de Santé en campagne. Notions generales, d'ordre militaire, administratif, technique, nécessaires à tous les directeurs et chefs de service dans les principales situations de guerre depuis la mobilisation jusqu'à la bataille
Instruction book for the medical service, describing organisation down to the last detail, including the contents of the equipment cases. The contents of Case 3 (cooking utensils) include a 2-litre cafetière, coffee grinder and corkscrew
Troussaint, Médecin-inspecteur. Une page de l'histoire du service de santé militaire. Sa préparation à la guerre et l'oeuvre de la 7ème Direction pendant la première année de guerre.
Paris, Charles-Lavauzelle, 1919
Tyquin MB. Gallipoli : The Medical War : The Austral
Vallotton B. Soldats Aveugles en France.
Lausanne, Librairie F. Rouge et Cie, 1916
A booklet produced by the Fond Suisse Romand, established to
assist blind soldiers in
Vandercook M. The Red Cross Girls in the British Trenches
J.C. Winston, 1916
Varenne L. Organisation et fonctionnement du service pharmaceutique de l'armée (Organisation and functions of the army pharmaceutical service)
J. The little corner never conquered:
the story of the American Red Cross war work for
Volpi J-C. Menton-Roquebrune : 1914-1918 / [cartes postales réunies et présentées par] Jean- Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
A history of Menton during WW1, based on a substantial collection of postcards. There is a large section on hospitals, many converted from hotels
Westmore AW, Thomson M, Allison JE. The Story of the 63rd Field Ambulance (2/2 West Lancashire Field Ambulance T.F) 1914-1919
Liverpool, Wood & Sloane Ltd, Printers, for the 63rd Fd. Amb. Association, n.d., c.1927
Whalen RW. Bitter Wounds. German victims of the Great War, 1914-1939
account of the experience of German “war victims” (which includes disabled
veterans, widows and orphans) and the rehabilitation and pension arrangements
RR. Breuddwyd Cymro mewn Dillad
Benthyg. Hanes y Cwmni Cymreig I’r
Corfflu Meddygol a ymunodd yn y Rhyfel Gyntaf 1914-1918 (Dream of a Welshman in
The story of the Welsh Company of the Medical Corps who joined in First War 1914-1918) [thanks to Mrs R Gallacher for translation]
Lerpwl, Gwasg y Brython (
Written in Welsh, this is as
impenetrable to me as our Russ
Wood FJ. The 1st Home Counties Field Ambulance and the Great War, 1914-1919.
5. Medical or nursing textbooks; texts on management & rehabilitation of disability
Adam C (ed). Seuchenbekämpfung im Kriege. (The fight against epidemic diseases in War)
With, among others, a contribution by A. von Wasserman.
Adam C (ed). Die Behandlung von Kriegsverletzungen und Kriegskrankheiten in den Heimatslazaretten (Management of war injuries and illnesses in home hospitals)
In 2 volumes with 30 articles
Allbee FH. Bone graft surgery
text by one of the pioneers of bone grafts who wrote of his experiences at
Allers R. Über Schädelschüsse. Probleme der Klinik und Fürsorge (Bullet wounds of the skull. Clinical care and problems)
Alport AC. Malaria and its treatment in the line and at base
Baltimore, Wood, 1919
Alquier P, Tanton J. L’Appareillage dans les fractures de guerre
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1918
Amar J (trans Miall B). The physiology of industrial organisations and the re-employment of the disabled
Including sections on physiology and neurosis
Anon. Abstracts, Translations and Reviews of Recent Literature on the Subject of the Reconstruction and Reeducation of the Disabled Soldier
This is the second Bulletin (the first entitled Recent “Reviews, Correspondence and Reports regarding the Surgical Care and Vocational Rehabilitation of the Maimed Soldier”. Typescript with photographs, Bulletin 2 includes a review of Martinier and Lemerle’s book on face and jaw injuries, written by Vilray Blair. There is also a review of the work of St Dunstan’s (or Pearson’s Hostels, as the service was then known)
Anon. Army. Report of the War Office Committee of Enquiry into “Shell-shock”
official report on shell shock, containing many witness statements by eminent
Anon. Besluit van den 25sten maart 1918, houdende vaststelling van een reglement op het geneeskundig onderzoek omtrent de geschiktheid voor den krijgsdienst (Decree from March 25 1918, establishing the rules of medical inspection with regard to suitability for military service)
Anon. British medicine in the war. Being essays on problems of medicine, surgery and pathology
A collection of articles which originally appeared in the British Medical Journal from April to October 1917. Contains articles on bacteriology, trench fever, hospital ships, surgery (including anaesthetics, antiseptics, shock, infections, wounds, fractures), gas gangrene, orthopaedic hospitals, artificial limbs, gunshot wounds, and British medical women, among other topics
Anon (Croix-Rouge francaise). Bulletin et assemblée generale de la Societé française de Secours aux Blessés Militaires
Anon. Field Service Manual 1913 (Reprint – Includes 1914 War Establishments); Army Medical Service. (Expeditionary Force)
Melbourne, Albert Mullett, Government Printer, 1914
for the Austral
Anon. First Aid in the Royal Navy (Military Manual series)
Standard naval manual at the beginning of the war. It covers some odd topics, including snake and dog bites (presumably acquired while on shore leave)
Anon. Handy Book for the Hospital
Anon. Home Service and the disabled soldier or sailor
Washington, American Red Cross, 1918
Anon. Instruction medicale pour les capitaines des batiments de la marine Nationale depourvus de médecins et munis des coffres a medicaments no 2 Ou 3. 15 octobre 1909.
Anon. Lexique medico-militaire Franco-Allemand de l’urodonal
Paris, Chatelain, n.d (c.1918)
Anon. Manual of Splints and Appl
A field pocket Manual, underlining the importance of the development of the Thomas splint, illustrating a number of different splints in diagrammatic form, and with blank pages for users’ notes. An attached cloth tie holds the book closed
Anon (Croix-Rouge de Belgique). Manuel de l'ambulancière infirmière. Cours d'études 1915-1916
Contains a series of “lessons” on general and specific topics, each followed by a set of questions. Our copy is No 113 of 250 numbered volumes and was presented to Mme Berthe Levoz
Anon (Croix Rouge française / Union des femmes de France). Manuel de l’Infirmière Hospitalière
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1914
General nursing manual originally produced prior to the war
Anon. Memoranda on Some Medical Diseases in the Mediterranean War Area, with some Sanitary Notes: 1916
A slim pocket reference book. There are some illustrations of infectious agents etc but a notable inclusion is a series of fever charts, underlining the clinical bias of diagnosis at the time
Anon. Memoranda on Medical Diseases in the Tropical and Sub-tropical War Areas: 1919
An illustrated handbook covering a wide range of tropical infections and parasitic infestations. Curiously our copy comes from the library of the Patent Office, although it is unclear why they should have wanted it!
Anon. Nomenclature Nosologique Generale
Paris, Sous-Secrétariat d'Etat du Service de Santé militaire, 1917
Anon. Notes for Sanitary officers. British Expeditionary Force in
Anon. Principles of War Surgery. Based on the conclusions adopted at the various interallied surgical conferences
Small pocket book summarising “best practice” surgical management; facial injury did not figure in the conferences, which were held at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, Paris, between 1916 and 1918 at the suggestion of Lloyd George. He was aware that within the British army there were conflicts of opinion especially between surgeons and bacteriologists, and considered that an international meeting could reach consensus on good practice
Anon. Service de Santé Militaire. Formulaire pharmaceutique des hôpitaux militaires
Paris, Lavauzelle, 1918
Anon. Royaume des Pays-Bas. Ministère de la Défense Nationale (Direction du Service de Santé) Sixième Congrés International de Medecine et de Pharmacie militaire
Paris, Ministere de la Defense nationale, 1931
Volume 1 (official reports) includes papers on psychoneuroses, haemostasis on the battlefield, preservation of drug ampoules and the consequences of battle injury to the teeth and lower jaw. The conference was held at La Haye from 15-20th June 1931
Anon. The National Tribute to our Permanently Disabled Soldiers and Sailors: the Past, Present and Future of the Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors
Designed and carried out at the Memorial Workshops, n.d, 1918
The scheme started after the Boer War but was significantly expanded during WW1, with premises engaged in various activities such as toymaking and printing
Anon. Vor zwanzig Jahren. Vol 1: Deutsche Arztrater im Weltkrieg.
Erlebnisse und Berichte Und neue Folge Vol 2: Von den Dardanellen zum Sues. Mit
Marineärzten im Weltkrieg durch die Türkei ( Twenty years ago. Vol 1: German medicine in the World War.
Real-life experiences and accounts with new additions. Vol 2: From Dardanelles
Ash EL. Nerve in wartime, causes and cure of nervous breakdown
Ashburn PM. The Elements of Military Hygiene
Standard reference work used by the AEF during WW1
Bainbridge WS. Report on medical and surgical developments of the war
WS. Report on Third International
Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy,
report covers a number of organisational and medical issues based on great war
experience. Reprinted from a series of
articles in the “Military Surgeon”, it records the third congress (the first
Bainbridge, WS. Report on Fourth International Congress of
military medicine and pharmacy.
Four main subjects were reported upon at the Congress: Evacuation in moving warfare (pp 23-72); Etiology and prophylaxis of influenza (including a communication by Colonel Edgar E. Hume, US Army: "Influenza in the American Army during the World War") (pp 72-124); Sequelae of traumatisms of the skull and their treatment (pp 124-207); The arsenobenzols: methods of analysis and chemical determination (pp 207-231).
Baird HHC. A Government Committee of Enquiry and The Light Metal Artificial Leg
Privately published, 1923
Barham P. Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War
New Haven & London,
Not strictly a medical text, but an account of the “People’s Lunatics”, psychiatric casualties of the war who were confined to asylums
GT. How the Wounded-Disabled Soldier is
Treated Surgically at
Based on the methods employed in the
Bernard A. Hygiène aux armées, cantonnements et tranchées
Paris, Jouve et Cie, 1916
Bielschowsky A. Blindenwesen und Kriegsblinden-Fürsorge. Ein Vortrag (Care of blind war wounded. A report)
Binneveld JMW. From shell shock to combat stress: A comparative history of military psychiatry (Trans. J O'Kane)
Blair VP. Surgery and diseases of the Mouth and Jaws
1st edition published in 1912; the revisions for the 3rd edition were based on Blair’s experiences in France and for the 4th, published after the war, additionally from his experience on attachment at the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup
Bleker J, Schmiedemach H-P. Medizin und Krieg Vom Dilemma der Heilberufe 1865-1985 (Medicine and War: The dilemma of the Caring Professions 1865-1985)
Fischer Verlag, 1987
A chapter relates to ethical and ideological problems of the Great War
AA. The Hunter
Braun J. 20 Jahre Westdeutsche
Kriegshirn-Verletztenfuersorge (20 years of treating
Broca A. Chirurgie de guerre et d'après-guerre
Brown MW. Neuropsychiatry and the war. A Bibliography with Abstracts
Bruhn C. Die gegenwärtigen Behandlungswege der Kieferschussverletzungen. Ergebnisse aus dem Düsseldorfer Lazarett für Kieferverletzte (Kgl Reservelazarett). (Management of gunshot injuries of the jaw, based on the experience of the Jaw hospital in Düsseldorf)
Produced in 10 parts, the first section is almost certainly the inspiration for Harold Gillies’s interest in facial surgery. Pound (q.v.) refers to Gillies having come across the work of Lindemann; he was a major contributor to this book along with Hauptmeyer and Kühl. Fully illustrated, it includes a series of stereo X-ray images
Call AP. Nerves and the war
A description for the lay person of “nerve” as much as of “nerves”
Camus J. Physical and occupational re‑education of the maimed
London, Baillière, Tindall, 1918
Originally published as “Réeducation fonctionnelle et réeducation professionnelle des blessés
(Paris, Baillière, 1917)
Notes that the NZ section at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup opened in 1918, having been transferred from Walton-on-Thames
Carrel A, Dehelly G. The Treatment of Infected Wounds
A description of the Carrel-Dakin method using antiseptic solutions.
Also published by the
Castiaux A, Temmerman F. Guide de l'Invalide. Encyclopedie des questions interessant les mutilés, invalides de guerre et anciens combattants belges
Brussels, Guide de l'Invalide, n.d. (1930)
of F.N.I. (Federation Nationale de Militaires Mutiles et Invalides de
Guerre). Volume 1 is titled
“F.N.I. et Oeuvres”; Volume 2 is titled “Codification et commentaries”. A
detailed survey of all the measures taken by
Christine R. La Première guerre mondiale: conséquences pathologiques pour les combattants français du Front occidental
Paris, Barré & Dayez, 1997
Sanitary affairs in the French Army on the West Front during the WW1.
Church JR. The doctor's part: what happens to the wounded in war
James Church had served in the
Clifford WG. The ex‑soldier, by Himself
Collie J. The management of neurasthenia and allied disorders contracted in the Army
Craig C. The Wasserman test
St Louis, C.V. Mosby Company, 1918
Although a general text, the author was an army surgeon
Crile GW. Notes on Military Surgery
Based on notes compiled in 1917, this volume by George Crile is no more than a series of notes – produced in a limited run (the pages are hand-cut)
SL. Studies of influenza in hospitals of
the British Armies in
Curie M. La Radiologie et La Guerre
Paris, Librairie Félix Alcan, 1921
Illustrated textbook of wartime radiology by Marie Curie
Dakin HD, Dunham K. A Handbook on Antiseptics
Dearborn FM (ed). American homeopathy in the World War
Delorme E. chirurgie de guerre: les fractures (War surgery: Fractures)
Delorme E (trans H de Méric). War Surgery.
Deus P. Kompendium der Kriegschirurgie (Compendium of war surgery)
Devin G (ed). Die Deutschen Militaerapotheker im Weltkriege. Ihre Tätigkeit und Erfahrungen (The German military pharmacist during World War. Their actions and experiences)
Dix KW. Psychologische Beobachtungen über die Eindrücke des Krieges auf Einzelne wie auf die Masse (Psychological observations on the consequences of the War on single persona and on the masses)
Dienemann F. Briefe Eines Arztes über Ernährung an Einen Laien (Letters from a doctor to a layman about nutrition)
Jence, Fischer, 1918
This book deals particularly with nutrition in war.
WH. The Treatment in
Translated and abstracted from the German literature.
LS. Studies of bacillary dysentery
occurring in the British Forces in
Dumas J, Carrel A (tr. AVS Lambert). Technic of the Carrel method
Written primarily for nurses, this is a summary version of Alexis Carrel’s book (written with Delhelly) “Treatment of infected wounds” (q.v.). It is however written by Carrel’s wife, Anne
Eliot Smith G, Pear TH. Shell shock and its lessons.
The first published account of shellshock.
Fairley H, Stewart CA. Cerebro-spinal fever (Service Publication No 9)
AM. Report on the medico-military aspects of the European war, from
observations taken behind the allied armies in
Contains chapters on military organization and equipment, the organization for the transportation and care of the sick and wounded, base hospital work, and general field conditions. One of the appendices discusses the French army ration.
Feiler E. Der Zahnarzt im Felde (The Dentist on the Battlefield)
Fenton N. Shell shock and its aftermath
A scientific study of American “War
Neurotics”. Fenton was attached to Base
Hospital 117, AEF, and was Professor of Psychology at
Fischer G. Die erste zahnärztliche Hilfe im Felde; ein zahnärztliches Vademecum für Aerzte. (Primary dental care on the battlefield: a dentist’s vade-mecum for doctors)
Guido Fischer worked at the Marburg Dental Institute and Kriegslazarett 123, attached to the 4th Army
Fitzwilliams DCL. A nursing manual for nurses and nursing orderlies
Ford JH. Details of Military Medical Administration
Comprehensive manual of instruction for managing a medical service, including chapters on ambulances, hospitals and hospital ships, sanitation, evacuation procedures and depots
Foster M, Gaskell JF. Cerebro-spinal Fever
on the experience of the 1915 epidemic in Eastern Command & cases treated
at the 1st
Fox RF. Physical Remedies for Disabled Soldiers
London, Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1917
de Friedberg E. Guide Pratique du Secouriste français – Infirmier volontaire
Paris, Société des Secouristes français – Infirmiers volontaires, 1914
Freud S. et al.
Zur Psychoanalyse der Kriegsneurosen. (The Psychoanalysis of War Neurosis). Diskussion gehalten auf dem V.
Internationalen Psychoanalytischen Kongress in
Fuchs D. Praktische Hygiene und Bekämpfung der Infektionskrankheiten im Felde
(Practical hygiene and the fight against infectious diseases on the battlefield)
Garton W. Electro-Therapeutics for Military Hospitals
London, HK Lewis & Co, 1917
A slim volume detailing the potential benefits of galvanic and faradic stimulation and ionisation; the author recommends that such treatments should be supervised by a radiology department
Giercke, H. W. Der Kriegsverletzungen des Herzens (Heart lesions in wartime)
Gilchrist HL. A comparative study of world war casualties from gas and other weapons.
Gillies H.D. Plastic Surgery of the Face
The first modern textbook of plastic surgery, with a chapter contributed by Wade on the development of anaesthesia. Profusely illustrated with photographs and diagrams, many of the originals of which are at Queen Mary’s Sidcup in the Archives
A “coffee table” book with a curiously whimsical approach,
describing Gillies’s surgical work from 1916.
Although full of technical points, it remains readable (and interesting)
to the layman, not least because of its style. The anaesthetic section is
contributed by Ivan Magill, who with
Gilman S. Making the Body Beautiful. A cultural history of aesthetic surgery
Princeton & Oxford,
A thorough examination of the development of “aesthetic” surgery, placing the reconstructive work of WW1 in perspective. The experience of Gillies, Morestin and Joseph is outlined
Golen H de. Scandales medicaux pendant la guerre
Paris, Maurice d’Hartoy, 1933
Gordon MH. Cerebrospinal fever: Studies in the bacteriology, preventive control, and specific treatment of... among the military forces, 1915‑19
Gordon-Taylor G. The Abdominal Injuries of Warfare
Based on WW1 experience in Casualty Clearing Stations
Gray HMW. The Early Treatment of War Wounds
Colonel Gray served in
Guichard E-L-J. Le paludisme à bord des navires de guerre Kleber et Dupleix (Malaria on the warships Kleber and Dupleix)
The author was doctor (physic
Guillain G, Barré JA. Travaux Neurologiques de Guerre
Guy’s Hospital Reports: Vol LXX (War Memorial Number)
The last of an annual series of volumes which began in 1836, the “Reports” were replaced by a quarterly publication. This volume contains portraits and brief obituaries of Guy’s men and women who died in the Great War, a records of honours and medals (including one VC, to Capt H. Ackroyd RAMC) and a series of articles by Guy’s men of different aspects of medicine and surgery. These include an excellent summary of the developing role of Casualty Clearing Stations, an illustrated chapter on war neuroses and a chapter on dentistry and dental surgery
Haldane ES. The British nurse in peace and war
Hanes EL. Minds and nerves of soldiers
G. Vocational re-education for war
Harris G. The Redemption of the disabled; a study of programmes of rehabilitation for the disabled of war and industry
From the series “Problems of war and of reconstruction” (ed Francis Wickware). It covers worldwide experience in the first 12 chapters
Hatt CW. The future of the disabled soldier
Herber C. Die Frakturen der Kiefer. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kriegschirurgie und mit Einschluß der technischen Methodik (Jaw fractures: with particular reference to war surgery, and with attention to surgical technique)
Military Physical Orthopaedics.
Arthur Herbert was in charge of the NZ Government Baths and Sanatorium at Rotorua, which was taken over for military use and concentrated on the physical rehabilitation of post-operative patients. It is illustrated with photographs of a number of splints and other devices – one of which is a pair of thick handles for cutlery fashioned from dried corn cobs
Hezel O.et al. Die Kriegsbeschädigungen des Nervensystems. (Damage to the Nervous System on the Battlefield)
Hirschfeld M. The sexual history of the World war, from reports collected by the Institute for Sexual Science.
Originally released as Sittengeschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, (Hanau, Müller & Kiepenheuer, 1929)
His W, Weintraud W (ed.) Verhandlungen der ausserordentlichen Tagung des DT. Kongresses für innere Medizin in Warschau 1-2 mai 1916. Kriegsseuchen und Kriegskrankheiten. (Debates from the extraordinary convention of the DT Congress for internal medicine in Warsaw, 1-2 May 1916: infections and medical conditions)
Contains contributions by Hoffmann (Schutz des Heeres gegen Cholera - Protection of the army against cholera), Wenckebach (Ueber Herzerkrankungen bei Kriegsteilnehmen – Heart conditions in War participants), Brauer (Über das Fleckfieber - On the spotted fever), Juergens (Epidemiologia des Fleckfiebers - Epidemiology of spotted fever), Krehl (Der Abdominaltyphus im Kriegs - Abdominal typhus in the war), Huenermann (Über typhusschutzimpfung – Typhus vaccination), Stintzing (Paratyphus), Matthes und Kruse (Über die Ruhr - Dysentery), Hirsch (Nierenentzuendung im Felde - Nephritis in the field)
Hogge JM, Garside TH. War Pensions and Allowances
Comprehensive description of pensions, with a list of wartime committees and paymasters
Howson G. Handbook for the limbless.
Hughes B, Banks HS. War Surgery. From Firing Line to Base
Notable for a series of colour plates, very badly drawn, but showing a number of soldier patients with happy smiles— and cigarettes. Despite this, it is the definitive manual on major battlefield surgery, with useful sections on medical conditions and infection
Hull AJ. Surgery in war
Alfred Keogh in the preface describes this as a “taking stock” book. Notably missing is any account of the management of facial injury
Hunt HL. Plastic surgery of the head, face and neck
A number of WW1 cases are illustrated, with attributions to Dufourmentel, Gillies and Pickerill
Arthur Hurst was a physic
Hutt CW. The future of the disabled soldier
The Surgeon General’s Office, 1923
Administration American Expeditionary Forces, 1927
Numerous illustrations, and a full list of US operated hospitals and
their personnel. It refers (p1038) to
a “short course in reconstructive facial surgery”, offered in
Finance and Supply, 1928
With illustrations of equipment, ambulances etc
Activities Concerning Mobilization Camps and Ports of Embarkation, 1928
Hospitals in the
Field Operations, 1925
Communicable and Other Diseases, 1928
Surgery Part 1, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, 1927
Surgery Part 2, Empyema, Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, 1924
Acute Respiratory Diseases, Gas Gangrene following War Wounds, 1929
Part 1, Physical Reconstruction and Vocational Education
Part 2, the Army Nurse Corps, 1927
Medical Aspects of Gas Warfare, 1926
Statistics Part 1, Army Anthropology, 1921
Statistics Part 2, Medical and Casualty Statistics, 1925
The American equivalent of the “Official History”, prepared
under the direction of Major General M.W. Ireland, Surgeon General of the Army.
An additional volume on the physical condition of enlisted men was also
produced Love &
(intr). Report on Fourth International
Congress of military medicine and pharmacy.
Detailed report in English of the Congress, with list of delegates, reports, communications and discussions. Five subjects were reported upon at the Congress, including three having some connections with WW1: Evacuation in moving warfare; aetiology and prophylaxis of influenza (including a communication by Colonel Edgar E. Hume, US Army: “Influenza in the American Army during the World War”; Dental communications: and one directly connected with WW1:- Sequelae of traumatisms of the skull and their treatment (pp 124 to 207)
Jeanbrau, E. et al. Chirurgie reparatrice et orthopedique Publ.sous la direction de E.Jeanbrau, P.Nove-Jusserand, L.Ombredanne et P.Desfosses
Paris, Masson 1920
A 2 volume surgical textbook with a substantial section (pp416-520) on facial surgery, much of which is derived from L’Ombrédanne’s experience and a considerable amount relates to WW1
Jones R. Note on Military Orthopaedics.
London, Cassell & Co (for the British Red Cross) 1917 (reprinted 1918)
Sir Robert Jones was an orthopaedic surgeon of considerable ability and is considered one of the fathers of British orthopaedic surgery. Originally enlisting as a lieutenant, it was not until a number of American surgeons had asked for introductions to the “head of army orthopaedics” that he was plucked from obscurity and rapidly promoted.
Joseph J. Nasenplastik und Sonstige Gesichtsplastik Nebst Einem Anhang Uber Mammaplastik und Einige Weitere Operationen Aus Dem Gebiete Der Ausseren Korperplastik (Rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery with a supplement on mammaplasty and other operations in the field of plastic surgery of the body)
Jacques Joseph is perhaps the most notable German plastic surgeon of the early 20th Century. During WW1 he was Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Charité Hospital, Berlin where he operated on numerous war casualties; this book, published well after the war, distils some of that experience.. His written work largely disappeared under the restrictions on Jews in the 1930s. Technically superb, this book is perhaps more rigorous in its approach than Gillies’ “Plastic Surgery of the Face” (and considerably more thorough than the almost contemporary large format – and expensive – book produced by Esser) but relatively unknown in the English-speaking surgical world of the time
Jungmann, Paul. Das wolhynische Fieber.
Typhus, known in
Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1959
Although out of the usual time frame this (substantial) book is included because it draws “from vast experience in World Wars I and II”
Keen WW. The Treatment of War Wounds.
William Keen was a surgeon in the American Civil War as well as in the 1914-18 conflict.. Harvey Cushing contributed an account of his techniques for managing head wounds
Keith A. Menders of the Maimed
by Arthur Keith, Hunter
(ed). Medical and Surgical Therapy
6 volumes as follows: Vol. I: (1918) Infectious Diseases; Vol. II: (1919) Neuroses; Vol. III: (1919) Wounds; Vol. IV: (1919) Fractures; Vol. V: (1919) Bones and Joints; Vol. VI: (1919) Electro-Diagnosis and Lung Wounds, Mental and Locomotor Disabilities
Klapp R, Schröder H. Die Unterkieferschussbrüche und ihre Behandlung (Gunshot wounds of the lower jaw and their management)
Klughardt A. Beobachtungen und Erfahrungen bei der Behandlung von Kieferbrüchen insbesondere bei der Feldhändlung der Kieferschussverletzungen (Observations and experience of the management of jaw fractures with particular reference to gunshot injury)
Knox R. Radiography and Radiotherapeutics
In 2 volumes; Vol 1 is Radiography, including details of military applications and apparatus suitable for field hospitals. Knox worked at, and drew his experience for the books from, the 4th London general Hospital
Kuhnt H. Plastische Operationen an Lidern und Bindehaut bei Kriegsverletzten (Plastic surgery to eyelids and conjunctiva after War lesions)
Küttner H. Verletzungen des Gehirns (Brain Injuries)
Stuttgart / Enke (Coll. Neue Deutsche Chirurgie), 1920
In 3 volumes
Lagarde LA . Gunshot injuries
Larousse Médical de Guerre
Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1917
An illustrated encyclopaedia, arranged alphabetically
A. A Message from
Sir Arthur Lawley was Red Cross Commissioner, reporting in early 1917 on the welfare of British troops in the region
Lawson A. War blindness at St. Dunstan's
Sir Arthur Lawson, Director of St Dunstan’s, was himself blind
Lebedinsky J, Virenque M. Prothèse et Chirurgie Cranio-Maxillo-Faciale
Paris, JB Baillière et fils, 1918
Based on the authors’ experience of some 700 cases at the 4th
Le Bon, G. The psychology of the Great War
Leese P. Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War
New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
Léger-Dorez H. Traité de Prosthèse Dentaire
Léger-Dorez served at the Centre de Médecine Générale, 13th Region. The Ash company was a supplier of dental equipment
Lelean PS. Sanitation in war
Lewis T. Reports upon Soldiers Returned as Cases of 'Disordered Action of the Heart, (DAH) or Valvular Disease of the heart (VDH)
A condition which often afflicted troops, otherwise called Da Costa's or effort syndrome, nowadays considered to be a feature of post-traumatic stress disorder
Lewis T. The soldier's heart and the effort syndrome
Lloyd L. Lice and their menace to man: with a chapter on trench fever
Written for the “general reader”. The chapter on trench fever is contributed by Major W Byam, RAMC
A monstrous volume of over 1600 pages, mainly tables
MacCallum WG. The Pathology of the Pneumonia in the
New York, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1919.
Monograph No.10, describing what is attributed to measles pneumonia, but may well be bronchopneumonia secondary to influenza (Spanish ‘flu). Illustrated with colour and b&w plates of pathology slides and specimens
MacCurdy JT. War neuroses.
An American account. Foreword by Rivers of Craiglockhart.
McKenzie RT. Reclaiming the maimed: A handbook of physical therapy
A summary of therapy techniques of value in treating the disabled serviceman, including a section on the masking of facial deformity. After the war Tait McKenzie became preoccupied with depicting in sculpture the “typical physique”, in Nietzschean style
Maclean H. Report to the Committee on War Nephritis. An investigation into the Incidence of Albuminuria and Casts in British Soldiers during Training and the Relationship of this Condition to War Nephritis
London, M.P. & E. Co Ltd, 1918
H. Albuminuria and war nephritis among
British troops in
summary of the strategy of dealing with the disabled ex-serviceman, including
an historical perspective and study of work in
Makins GH. Gunshot injuries of the arteries
Ibid. Gunshot injuries to the blood vessels. Founded on experience gained in
New York, William Wood & Co, 1919
Mackintosh DJ. Construction and management of a general hospital
Edinburgh, Hodge, 1916
Maltz M. New Faces, New Futures. Rebuilding Character with Plastic Surgery
Written for a lay audience, this book comments on the influence of the Great War on technical development and asks searching questions about the coming misery of the Second World War – prescient in historical terms, but the doom-laden prediction of casualty numbers was not to be fulfilled because the war was to be so different in conduct from its predecessor
Ibid. Evolution of Plastic Surgery
A general study of plastic surgery from its origins in antiquity. Contains a section on the plastic surgery developments of the Great War
Marion G. Chirurgie de Guerre (War Surgery). Indications Générales du Traitement des plaies de guerre.
Paris, Maloine, 1916
Manual of medicaments, splints etc
Marchet G. Die Versorgung der Kriegsinvaliden und ihrer hinterbliebenen
(Care of war invalids and their dependents)
Warnsdorf, Verlag Ed. Strache, 1915
Marr HC. Psychoses of the war, including neurasthenia and shell shock
Martinier P, Lemerle G (tr. Lawson Whale H). Injuries of the face and jaw and their repair; and the treatment of fractured jaws
New York, William Wood & Co, 1917
book focuses on prosthetic reconstruction which was much practised in
Mason CF. A complete handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and state military forces
New York, William Wood and Company, 1916
A comprehensive manual for training and education, including some 90 pages of drill regulations
Maxwell WN. A psychological retrospect of the Great War
The cover note indicates that the book is written “from the point of view of a moderate behaviourist, and offers an explanation of various psychological elements which are operative in warfare”
Maxwell‑Lefroy H. Measures for avoidance and extermination of flies, mosquitoes, lice and other vermin
Medical Research Committee. Annual Reports 1914-1919
The MRC was founded in 1912 and later became the Medical Research Council. Its summary of activities for the war years contains a considerable amount of the research conducted under military medical auspices
Medical War Manuals.
No 1: Vedder EB. Sanitation for Medical Officers
No 2: Goodwin TH. Notes for Army Medical Officers
No 4: Military Orthopaedic Surgery (prepared by the Orthopaedic Council)
No 5: McDill JR. Lessons from the enemy: How Germany cares for her war disabled
No 6: Laboratory Methods of the
No 7: de Tarnowsky G. Military Surgery of the Zone of the Advance
No 8: Loeb HW. Military Surgery of the Ear, Nose and Throat (numerous references are appended, including a number of reports by Morestin)
No 9: McCombe J, Menzies AF. Medical Service at the Front
Pocket books for officers in the field; the first is interspersed with blank sheets of lined paper so that notes can be kept
Misch J, Rumpel C. Die Kriegsverletzungen der Kiefer und Angrenzenden Teile. Ein Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch für Zahnarzte und Ärzte zum Gebrauch im Felde und in der Heimat. (War injuries of the jaw and adjoining parts. A dentist's and doctor's concise lesson book for use on the battlefield and on the home front
A profusely illustrated textbook on jaw injuries, with numerous examples of superficial surgery and splinting
Military Medical Manuals (general editor Surgeon General Sir Alfred Keogh)
A series of ready reference works translated from the
French. The advertisement sheets state
“Each translation has been made by a practised hand, and is edited by a
specialist in the branch of surgery or medicine covered by the volume.... Each
volume in the series is complete in itself, while the whole will form a
comprehensive picture of the medicine and surgery of the Great War”. They were
published by Masson et Cie in
Abadie G. (
Armand-Delille P, Abrami P, Paisseau G, Lemaire H. (Ed Ross D). Malaria: Clinical and haematological features. Principles of treatment
Babinski J, Froment J (ed Farquhar Buzzard E). Hysteria or Pithiatism and Reflex Nervous Disorders in the Neurology of War
An account, with bibliography, of war-studies on hysteria and of the authors' own work
Benisty A- Mme (ed Farquhar Buzzard E). The clinical forms of nerve lesions
Benisty A- Mme (ed Farquhar Buzzard E). The treatment and repair of nerve lesions (Fr. “Traitement et Restauration des Lesions des Nerfs”)
Mme Bénisty (née Athanasiu) published her doctoral thesis “Les Lésions de la zone Rolandique” (q.v.) in 1918
Bertein P, Nimier A. Les premières heures du Blessé de guerre. Du trou d’obus au poste de secours
(the first hours of a war casualty from injury to aid post)
Bourgeois H, Sourdille H. (Ed Dundas Grant J) War otitis and war deafness.
Broca A. (trans Renfrew White J, ed Elmslie RC). The After-Effects of Wounds of the Bones and Joints
Broca A and DuCroquet J (trans /ed. Elmslie RC). Artificial limbs
Carrel A, Dehelly G (trans Child H) The Treatment of Infected Wounds
A description of the Carrel-Dakin
method using antiseptic solutions. In French entitled “Le traitement des plaies
infectées”. Also published in the
Chatelin C, de Martel D (ed Burghard FF). Wounds of the skull and brain
Courtois-Suffit MM, Giroux R (ed Bruce D, Golla F). Abnormal forms of tetanus
~Desfosses P, Charles-Robert. La Suspension dans la Traitement des Fractures. Appareils Anglo-Américains (Suspension in fracture management. Anglo-American equipment)
~Grégoire R, Courcoux. Plaies de la Plèvre et du Poumon (Injuries of pleura and lung)
Imbert L, Réal P (ed Colyer JF). Fractures of the lower jaw
Lagrange F (trans Child C). Fractures of the orbit and injuries of the eye in war
French edition “Les Fractures de l'Orbite par projectiles de Guerre”, 1917
~Lepine J. Troubles mentaux de guerre (Psychiatric disorders of war)
~Leri A. Commotions et Émotions de guerre (Shock and emotion in war)
Leriche R (ed Burghard FF). The treatment of fractures (2 vols; 1: Fractures involving joints; 2: Fractures of the shaft
de Martel T. Blessures du Crâne. Traitement opératoire des plaies du crane (Operative treatment of cranial injuries)
The English version was co-edited by Chatelin (vide supra)
Ombrédanne A, Ledoux-Lebard M (ed Reid AD). Localisation and extraction of projectiles
French edition (Localisation et extraction des projectiles, 1918). Contains a useful summary of radiological techniques and risks
~Policard A. L’Évolution de la Plaie de guerre. Mecanismes biologiques fondamentaux (The evolution of war wounds. Fundamental biological mechanisms)
~Ravaud P. Syphilis. Paludisme. Amibiase. Cures initiales et blanchiment (Syphilis, malaria and amoebiasis; initial cures and hygiene)
Roussy G, Lhermitte J (trans Christopherson WB, ed Aldren Turner W). The Psychoneuroses of War
A discussion in the main of shell-shock. Though the French had no word for this condition they were assiduous in treating it and claimed a 98 per cent recovery rate. The French version appears to have different authors (Roussy, Boisseau & d’Oelsnitz)
Sencert L. (Ed Burghard FF). Wounds of the blood vessels
Thibierge G. (Ed Marshall CF). Syphilis and the Army
The editor remarks that current British treatment was intravenous injection of a salvarsan 'substitute' combined with intra-muscular injections of mercury.
~Vallat. Accidents du Travail des ouvriers des usines et établissements de la guerre (Work accidents in factories and other war establishments)
Vincent H, Muratet L (trans / ed Rolleston JD). Typhoid fevers and paratyphoid fevers
Vincent H, Muratet L (ed Low GC). Dysenteries, Cholera and exanthematic typhus
French edition “Fièvres Typhoïdes et Paratyphoïdes (Paris, Masson et cie Editeurs / Libraires de l’Academie de Medicine, 1917)
~Zimmern A, Perol P. Electrodiagnostic de guerre (Electrodiagnosis in war)
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1917
A manual of electrodiagnostic tests for the diagnosis of nerve injuries etc
Ministry of Munitions. An Atlas of Gas Poisoning
Reprinted for the American Red Cross
Möhring, B. Zur Indikation und Technik der Unterkiefer-Resektionsprothese (Indications for and techniques of resection and reconstruction of the mandible)
Morelli E (tr.
Based on the author’s experience at
Ospedaletto 79, attached to the 11th Corps of the Ital
Morin J. Contribution à l’étude de la ration alimentaire du soldat Suisse
Published under the auspices of the University of Lausanne’s
Institute of Hygiene and Parasitology, this thesis examines the rations
provided to officers and men of the Second Division and compares them with
those of the French, Ital
Mott FW. War neurosis and shell shock
Muntsch O. Leitfaden der Pathologie und Therapie der Kampfgaserkrankungen (Summary of pathology and therapy of diseases caused by poison gas)
Murard L, Zylberman P. L'hygiène dans la République: la santé publique en France ou l'utopie contrariée : 1870-1918
Paris, Fayard 1996
CS. Shell shock in
National Health Insurance Medical Research Committee. Bacteriological Studies in the Pathology and Preventive Control of Cerebro-spinal Fever among the Forces during 1915 and 1916.
A study of the features of, method of spread and investigation of meningococcal meningitis, which threatened an epidemic among recruits in 1915. Detailed descriptions of preventative measures, and photographs of the mobile laboratory
Neal JH. Field Ambulance Organisation and Administration
Nichols TB. Organisation, Strategy and Tactics. The Army Medical Services in War
Reference work produced, as it happens, just in time for the Second World War but largely derived from medical experience in the First.
Oppenheim H. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Kriegsverletzungen des peripherischen Nervensystems (Contribution on peripheral nerve injuries in war)
A series of pocket sized books similar in purpose to the
Military medical Manuals series, but all originally in English. Published jointly by the
Bathe Rawling L. Surgery of the Head. 1915
Designed as a text for surgeons at CCS and base hospitals. The author writes “In all probability the present war will evidence a higher ratio of head cases as compared with the rest of the body”.
Dupuy GM. The Stretcher Bearer: A Companion to the R.A.M.C. Training Book
In landscape format, it differs from the others in the series. 138 photographs illustrate stretcher drill, which must have been largely unnecessary under trench conditions
Jones R. Injuries of the joints (2nd ed. 1918)
Harris W. Nerve injuries and shock.1915
Horder TJ. Cerebro-spinal fever. 1915
Huggins GM. Amputation stumps and their treatment. 1918
Keogh Murphy J. Wounds of the thorax in war. 1915
Macdonald R St.J. Field Sanitation. 1918
The author was Sanitary Officer for the CAMC
Morison R. BIPP Treatment of War Wounds. 1918
Bipp was an antiseptic paste composed of iodoform, bismuth subnitrate and liquid paraffin, which was applied to open wounds and allowed to dry out before being peeled off, supposedly taking the infection with it.
Power d'A. Wounds in war: Their treatment and results. 1915
Ramsay AM, Grant JD, Lawson Whale H, West CE. Injuries of the eyes, nose, throat and ears.1915
Lawson Whale, co-author of the section on the nose and throat, was at Epsom when the book was produced, having been at No 13 General Hospital; he was subsequently posted to Sidcup.
Shera AG. Vaccines
and Sera in Military and Civil
Squire JE. Medical Hints (Oxford War Primers series). 1915
Chapters on the management of infectious diseases, rheumatism, frostbite, body parasites and malingering among others. Concludes with a section entitled “Discipline in Hospitals”
Stewart P, Evans AH. Nerve injuries and their treatment. 1916
Page CM. A Medical field service handbook
OWP series 1918
Parreidt J. Handbuch der Zahnersatzkunde: mit einschluss der Technik des kiefer-, gaumen- und nasenersatzes (Handbook of dental reconstruction and the techniques of jaw, palate and nasal prosthetics)
A substantial text on dental reconstructive work, with numerous illustrations of splints, prostheses and manufacturing equipment
Paeuw L de. La
réeducation professionnelle des soldats mutiles et estropies
Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1917:
Description of the work of the Ecole Nationale Belge des Mutilés de la Guerre, with sites at Sainte-Adresse, Port-Villez and Mortain, illustrated with numerous photographs of the occupational workshops
Pellat S. Petits Jeux pour nos Blessés
Paris, Delagrave, 1915
Whether the games described in this book would lift the spirits of the injured and help in getting them back to the front remains questionable
Penhallow DP. Military surgery
Pfaff HW, Schönbeck F. Kursus der Zahnärztlichen Kriegschirurgie und Ontgentechnik (Course on war dental surgery and radiography)
Pickerill HP. Facial Surgery
Edinburgh, Livingstone, 1924
Pickerill led the New Zealand
Section at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup, and many of the cases illustrated in
the book are from the NZ notes now in the Gillies Archive (The Macalister
Collection). The book is based on
Pickerill’s MS thesis for the
Plowman CF, Dearden WF. Fighting the fly peril
Porot A, Hesnard A. Psychiàtre de guerre. Etude clinique
Paris, Alcan, 1919
Porter, WT. Shock at the Front.
Research on the causes and cure of traumatic shock during World War I
Prakken H. Beitrage zum Studium von Genese und praktischem Verschluss der Kieferhohle- mundhohle-verbindunen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kriegsverletzung (Contribution to the study of War injuries of the mouth and jaw and the development of closure techniques)
Hendrik Prakken’s dissertation for the University of Münster, illustrated with his own drawings and photographs
Prentiss AM. Chemicals in War. A treatise on chemical warfare
Prinzing F. Epidemics resulting from wars
A summary of historical records from before the Thirty years War to the Balkan conflicts of 1913. While outside the usual timescale of this bibliography the book gives an interesting historical perspective, although rather laden with numbers of casualties and light on management
RAMC Training Manual
The standard reference work for the RAMC, including drills and exercise, first aid, nursing and cooking advice.
Ranke K.E. Richtlinien der Tuberkulosebekaempfung nach den Krieg für Beamtete Ärzte (Guidelines for doctors in charge for fighting against tuberculosis after the War)
Rea RL. Chest radiography at a casualty clearing station
Read C.S. Military psychiatry in peace and war
Rivers WH. Instinct and the Unconscious. A contribution to a biological theory of the psycho-neuroses
Rivers notes in the Preface “The general aim of the book is
to put into a biological setting the system of psycho-therapy which came to be
generally adopted in
Rivers WH. Conflict and Dream
The classic text by Rivers,
published after his untimely death with a foreword and explanatory notes by
Eliot Smith. It is based on a lecture
series given by Rivers in
Roberts J. War surgery of the face. A treatise on plastic restoration after facial surgery.
New York, William Wood & Co, 1919
Ross Sir R (ed). Observations on Malaria, by medical officers of the army and others
A series of reports of malaria management and related matters such as the excretion of quinine in urine and the effect of this drug on the development of malarial parasites
Roth PB. Notes on military orthopaedics
Salmon TW. The care and treatment of mental diseases and war neuroses : ("shell shock") in the British Army
Sauerbruchs F. Die Willkruerlich Bewaegbare Kuenstliche Hand.
Eine Anleitung für Chirurgen und Techniker. (The artificial moving hand. Advice
to surgeons and technic
Sauerbruch's hand was the first really satisfactory arm and hand prosthesis.
van Schelven T. Oorlogsneurologie. Ervaringen over verwondingen van het zenuwgestel en over neurosen (War neurology. Experiments on injuries on nerves and on neuroses)
von Schjerning O (ed.). Handbuch der Ärtzlichen Erfahrungen im Weltkriege 1914/18 (Handbook of medical experience of the World War)
The definitive work,
in 9 parts, from German WW1 experience, published in
Vols I & II. Payr E, Franz C (eds). Chirurgie, 1922
Vol III. Krehl L (ed). Innere Medizin (Internal medicine),1921
Vol IV. Bonhoeffer K (ed). Geistes- und Nerven-Krankheiten (Psychology & Neurology), 1921
Vol V. Axenfeld T (ed). Augenheilkunde, 1922
This manual covered new results of War ophthalmology.
Vol VI. Vos O, Kill
Vol. VII. Hoffmann W (ed). Hygiene, 1922
Vol VIII. Aschoff L (ed). Pathologie Anatomie, 1921
Vol IX. Grashey R (ed). Roentgenologie, 1922
Schloessmann H. Der Nervenschussschmerz (Nerve pain due to bullet wounds)
Schmidt W. Forensisch-Psychiatrische Erfahrungen im Kriege (Forensic psychiatry experience in war)
Volume 5 of a series of neurology, psychiatry and psychology handbooks
Seifert E. Lehrbuch der Chirurgie des Kopfes und Halses Für Zahnärzte (Textbook of head and neck surgery for dentists)
München, JF Lehmannsverlag, 1921 (2nd ed 1931)
Volume 11 in a series of dental texts (series editor Professor HH Rebel, Göttingen)
Shephard B. A War of Nerves. Soldiers and Psychiatrists 1914-1994
A comprehensive survey of war neurosis from shellshock to post-traumatic stress disorder. WW1 is covered in detail; an excellent introduction, as it is not too technical
AG. Vaccines and sera: their clinical
value in Military and Civil
OWP series, 1918
Shipley AE. The minor Horrors of War
Reference work on lice, fleas, flies, leeches etc— not, in the trenches, very “minor” at all.
Shipley AE. More Minor Horrors
Cockroaches, mosquitoes, rats, mice etc. Some amusing quotations
Silberstein Adolf (ed). Ergebnisse der Kriegsinvalidenfürsorge im KGL Orthopaed. Reserve-Lazarett Nuernberg (Results of the care of war invalids in the Royal Orthopaedic Reserve military hospital, Nürnberg).
Nürnberg / Würzburg / Kubitzsh, 1916
Slade GH. Two sticks.
Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires. Vocabulaire français-arabe a l'usage des infirmìères de la Societé Française de Secours aux Blessés Militaires
In the same series appeared Vocabulaire français-italien, Vocabulaire français-anglais and Vocabulaire français-espagnol
Southard EE. Shell‑shock and other neuropsychiatric problems presented in five hundred and eighty‑nine case histories from the war literature, 1914‑ 1918
Nearly 1000 pages, with an extensive bibliography
Spire C, Lombardy P. Précis d'organisation et de fonctionnement du service de santé en temps de guerre.
Paris, Lavauzelle, 1925
Davis J. Plastic Surgery: its Principles And Practice
Philadelphia, P. Blakiston Son & Co., 1919
Strong RP et al. Trench fever.
A detailed research treatise describing experiments performed on volunteers which proved that trench fever was transmitted by lice
RP. Typhus fever, with particular
reference to the Serb
Surgeon General’s Office (USA). Principles of War Surgery, based on conclusions adopted at the various interallied surgical conferences
A tiny pocket book summarising
“best practice” from four conferences held at the
Surgeon General's Office. Abstracts Of War Surgery: An abstract of the war literature of general surgery that has been published since the declaration of war in 1914
St. Louis, C.V. Mosby Co., 1918
General topics include "Wound Infection and Treatment", "Tetanus", "Gas Gangrene", Abdomen", “Chest", "Cardiovascular Surgery", "Joints", "Fractures", "Burns", "Anesthesia in Warfare", "Trench-Foot", "Foreign Bodies", "Peripheral Nerve Injuries" and "Jaws and Face". The articles have been abstracted from a number of medical journals of all nationalities
Sutton S. The fitting out and administration of a Naval Hospital Ship
Taylor, CRS. The psychology of the Great War
London, Secker, 1915
Tenret F. Traite de Secours d'urgence aux Blessés
Thomason WT. Papers based on the 1914 War Medical Records Section. Compilation and Usage
Thourén G. Tandläkarnes sanitetsverksamhet under krig. (The work of the dentist and his measures for hygiene in war)
Tinel J. Les blessures des nerfs
Paris, Masson & Cie, 1916.
Gunshot wounds of peripheral nerves were a common feature of World War I, as indeed of all wars. The effects of such wounds were studied most closely by Tinel. The book is presented by anatomical region. Preface by Déjerine
Topley WWC. A report on the probable proportion of enteric infections among the undiagnosed febrile cases invalided from the Western Front since October 1916
Tournade A. La Rééducation professionelle des mutilés de la guerre. Rôle du Service de Santé
Paris, L. Fournier, 1917
Tournade A. La pratique de l'hygiene en campagne (Battlefield hygiene)
Paris, Fournier, 1918
Tuttle AD. Handbook for the Medical Soldier
Baltimore, William Wood, 1927
Underhill FP. Lethal War Gases. Physiology and Experimental Treatment;
Vaughan E. La Réeducation professionelle des Soldats Aveugles
Paris, Imprimerie Levé, 1915
Vedder EH. The medical aspects of chemical warfare
Waldmann A, Hoffmann W. Lehrbuch der Militärhygiene
Wallace CS. War surgery of the abdomen
A comprehensive review of what might be expected at operation, with many statistics. The most horrifying of these is the overall mortality of more than 50% of casualties reaching an operating hospital
Wallace CS, Fraser J. Surgery at a casualty clearing station
Ward VH (ed Newell MJ(. Ex dentibus Ensis. A History of the Army Dental Service
Sutherland, Method Publishing Co (for RADC), 1997
Chapter covering the dental and facial work of the Service in WW1. The RADC itself was not established until 1921
Warthin AS, Weller CV. The Medical Aspects of Mustard Gas Poisoning
Published after the start of the Second World War, this
textbook is based on the authors’ experience at the 3rd
RW. Paper Work of the Medical Department
Little can be said except that all departments develop a paperwork system – and this is it. Illustrations of all forms in use
Webb AG. Notes on War Pensions
The frontispiece lists the title differently as "Notes for Branch Secretaries: No 1. Great War Pensions (other ranks). The booklet sets out entitlements and current values
Weil GP. Le Role du Pharmacien dans la guerre des Gaz
A short summary of the pharmacology of gas warfare, including sections on production, actions, detection, neutralisation, protection and treatment
Whitehead I. Doctors in the Great War
A study of the development of medical services before and during the war
Wicherink JW. Na den Oorlog. Beschouwingen wenschen, wenken op hygienisch gebied (After the War. Reflections on hygienic measurements to be taken in wartime)
Wilbrand H, Sänger A. Die Verletzungen der Sehbahnen des Gehirns mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kriegsverletzungen. (Injuries of the central nervous system in war, with particular reference to the part related to vision)
Williger F. (et al.) Die Zahnärtzliche Hilfe im Felde (Dental care on the battlefield)
Wilmer WH. Aviation medicine in the A.E.F.
A detailed review of many aspects of aviation including physiology and psychiatry
Small reference manual aimed at medical referees, general practitioners and medical boards. Covers neurasthenia, rheumatic disorders, dysentery, malaria and “D.A.H.” (Disordered Action of the Heart) among others; there is a comment on the real nature of DAH with reference to the suggestion that it might be a form of neurasthenia rather than a true cardiac condition – a view later upheld
Winternitz, M. C. Collected Studies on the Pathology of War Gas Poisoning, from the Dept. of Pathology & Bacteriology, Chemical Warfare Service.
Wood RC. The Soldiers’ First Aid. A simple treatise on how to treat a wounded comrade.
handbook. Wood was a Quartermaster
Sergeant of the Canad
Wright AE. Wound Infections and Some New Methods for the Study of the Various Factors which come into Consideration in their Treatment
Almroth Wright was perhaps the bacteriologist par excellence of the Great War era
Wright AE. Pathology and Treatment of War Wounds
Derived from WW1 experience
Yealland L.R. Hysterical Disorders of Warfare.
Macmillan and Co Ltd,
Yealland worked in London at the National Hospital, Queen Square, and was the archetype exponent of the ruthless, “pull yourself together” style of shellshock management
Anon. Orpington from Saxon Times to the Great War
Orpington, Workers’ Educational Association, n.d. (1919)
village history, of interest because it records in some detail the work of the
Anon. “The Times” Diary and Index of the Great War
Index to the serialised History, rarely found with the main set
R. The Royal Flying Corps in
R. The Royal Flying Corps in
IFW. The First World War. The Essential Guide to Sources in the
Covers the entire holding of the National Archives, it is divided into sections: The higher direction of the war; new ways of war; the nation in arms; war, state and society. This actually makes it difficult to search but it is a useful browsing guide
J. Dismembering the Male. Men's Bodies,
An interesting study of the body, with sections on mutilation and malingering (which includes a discussion of the problems of shell-shock), though with only passing reference to facial mutilation
Brown M. The
Bryant A. Jackets of Green.
London, Collins & Co., 1972
History of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, colloquially known as the Greenjackets
Callister S. The Face of War. New Zealand’s great War Photography
Sandy Callister has compiled an impressive account and record of WW1 photography documenting the NZ contribution to the war. Chapter 5 covers he facial work of the NZ Section at the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup
N. Battleground Europe: Somme;
One of a series of battlefield guides detailing events on
the ground in a small part of the field, with details of how to visit the site
and what to see today. Using these, and
Chris McCarthy’s “Day by Day” accounts of the
N. Battleground Europe:
N. Battleground Europe:
Cecil H, Liddle P. Facing Armageddon. The First World War Experienced
Papers from an international conference held in
Cohen D. The War Come
Home. Disabled Veterans in
Scholarly comparison of the different way in which disabled veterans were managed; in the UK their support was almost entirely run under charity auspices while in Germany the state provided. Cohen discusses the interesting paradox of why it was the German veterans who were the more rebellious. See Gerber
The classic “revisionist” history which decried the generals as donkeys who led lions, based on the disaster of Neuve Chapelle in 1915
Collier R. The Plague of the Spanish Lady. The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.
Written in rather vivid journalistic style, but capturing the scale and enormity of a modern plague which accounted for the death of over 20 million people worldwide
Cooper B. The Ironclads of Cambrai.
Souvenir Press, 1967 (Pan Books ed.1970)
Davies F, Maddocks G. Bloody red tabs: General officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918
Biographies of the 200 or so casualties of the rank of Brigadier-General and above
Devine W. The Story of a Battalion
Melbourne, Melville & Mullen, 1919
Account of the 48th Battalion, AIF, formed out of the 16th Battalion. Of interest because it is illustrated by Daryl Lindsay, who worked at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup. Lindsay started his war service in France as a driver in the ASC, before being recruited as a War Artist.
Duffus M. Battlefront Nurses in WWI: The Canadian Army
Medical Corps in
Victoria, Town and Gown Press, 2009
R, Humphries S. All Quiet on the Home
Front. An Oral history of Life in
Contains a substantial section on caring for the wounded, with previously unpublished testimony from a number of nurses and VADs
London, Batsford Ltd, 1964; Pan Books ed.1966
Fussell P. The Great War and Modern Memory
An interesting book which appears to have fallen into disfavour (see Stephen M, “The Price of Pity” for an exposition on this theme)
Gerber DA (ed). Disabled veterans in history
historical review, comprising a series of essays ranging from 16th
Gilbert M. First World War
G. Legacy of the
Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd 1996
A comprehensive bibliography of publications which refer to
Staplehurst, Spellmount Ltd, 1997
Biography of John McCrae, soldier, doctor and poet (q.v.)
Greenwald L. Heroes with a Thousand Faces. True stories of people with facial deformities and their quest for acceptance
Contains references to Gillies’ work at Sidcup
Griffith P (ed). British Fighting Methods in the Great War
A series of essays on various tactical aspects of the war, including an essay by Geoffrey Noon on the treatment of casualties
The author served with the 32nd Field Ambulance, Xth (Irish) Division. The book is part personal memoir, part campaign history
Harper G. Images of War: World War One; A photographic record of New Zealanders at war, 1914-1918
wartime photographs from the
masterly overview of the organisation of, and problems faced by military
medicine in the Great War. It is
particularly good on the lesser-known medical aspects of campaigns of
Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, East Africa and
Holden W. Shell Shock. The Psychological Impact of war.
The first three chapters cover the Great War and its aftermath
Holding N. World War I Army Ancestry
Holding N. More sources of World War I Army Ancestry
These two publications by Norman Holding provide an essential guide to tracking down information about men serving in the British army in the Great War. The author’s father served in the ASC and RAMC, and Holding compiled his books while tracing his details.
Holding N. Location of Army Records of the First World War
Holmes R. Firing Line
A study of battlefield psychology,
written by an histor
M. Living with Enza. Th forgotten story of
Scholarly account of a major medical problem which caused many military casualties in the last months of the war
A. The Price of Glory.
The definitive English language account of the horror of
Cave N. Battleground Europe:
J. The Face of
Detailed analysis of Agincourt (1415),
Including an account of the battle of
Ketchum JD. Ruhleben: A Prison Camp Society
Written by a Professor of psychology who was himself an inmate of the camp it describes what the foreword’s author, Robert B MacLeod, calls a strange society
P. The First Casualty. From the Crimea to the
Liddle PH. The Airman’s War 1914-18
A photograph of Lieut Bath, a Canad
Liddle PH. The Worst Ordeal. Britons at Home and Abroad 1914-1918
A compilation of photographs and personal memories illustrating many aspects of war, with a number of references to physical and psychological injury. Bell, a Sidcup patient, is illustrated
(Ed). Passchendaele in Perspective. The Third
A detailed compilation of articles including an evaluation by Ian Whitehead of casualties and the British Medical Services
Macdonald L. The Roses of No Man's Land.
The definitive book on nursing experience, told by many personally interviewed nurses, of nursing experiences of the Great War. It includes a section on the sculpting of “Tin Faces” to cover facial defects.
Macdonald L. They called it Passchendaele
Macdonald L. 1914-1918. Voices and Images of the Great War
C. The Third
Two books detailing actions on each day of the Somme and
Mawson TH. An Imperial Obligation. Industrial Villages for Partially Disabled Soldiers and Sailors.
London, Grant Richards Ltd, 1917
A curious publication setting out plans for the development of special facilities for disabled servicemen— a project which was never realised.
McKee A. Vimy Ridge
M. The First Day on the
I. The Road to
Modern study of this monumental battle
Popham H. The FANY in Peace and War. The story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry 1907-2003
Chapters 2-5 deal with the First World War
Pugsley C. On the Fringe of Hell. New Zealanders and military discipline in the First World War.
An interesting study of soldiers’ behaviour, with an account of the Antipodean attitude to capital punishment which is important reading.
Prior R, Wilson T. Passchendaele: The Untold Story
New Haven & London,
A “Haig was wrong” history, but detailed and largely objective in approach, and very comprehensive. Well written.
Quinn S. Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War
Rees P. The Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918
Crows Nest, Allen and Unwin, 2008
Sontag S. Regarding the pain of others
book by Susan Sontag. Described by the
Spencer W. Army Service Records of the First World War
An invaluable guide to the records of British servicemen in the PRO (now the National Archives). Medical records may be part of servicemen’s individual records (WO 363 and 364) while medical unit records are in WO95 (the War Diaries) with a 2% sample of full records in MH 106. Anyone researching a casualty should start here. Because only 25% of individual records survived the WW2 fire it may only be possible to ascertain the context of an injury
M. Battleground Europe:
Stephen M. The Price of Pity
A finely written book dealing robustly with many war myths, and with an interesting analysis of war poetry and the men who wrote it
Taylor FAJ. The bottom of the barrel.
Terraine J. To Win a War. 1918, The Year of Victory
The archetype “Haig was right” book detailing the failings (on both sides) of the German advance of March, and the allied successes from July and August which led to Victory. The American contribution is put into context, Terraine noting that most of their armaments were British or French, and that it was the numbers and tenacity of the fighting men that helped turn the tide
Terraine J. The Smoke and the Fire. Myths and anti-myths of War 1861-1945
Terraine J. White Heat. The New Warfare 1914-1918
A careful analysis of the new war technology, in particular the machine gun and heavy artillery.
Vansittart P. John Masefield’s Letters from the Front 1915-17
Includes Masefield’s account of his visit to
Warner P. World War One. A chronological Narrative.
J. The British Military Cemeteries in
the Region of
Lewes, The Book Guild, 1987
A brief guide to the cemeteries, most of which, in this
area, were near to the coastal base hospitals.
A number of doctors and nurses who died lie here; John McCrae (q.v.),
author of “In
Williamson H. The Collector and Researchers Guide to the Great War
Privately published, Anne Wilkinson, 2003
Volume 1 covers medals and papers; Volume 2 deals with small arms, munitions and militaria. Contains an enormous, even obsessional amount of detail
Winter J, Baggett B. 1914-18: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
Based on the BBC television series which was screened first in 1996-7. A section on facial disfigurement in the French army, quoting the experience of Henriette Rémi (q.v.)
Winter D. Death’s Men. Soldiers of the Great War
Contains a chapter on wounds and injury
London, Longman Green & Co, 1958
The classic account of the Western Front battles of 1917
Young A. The Harmony of Illusions. Inventing post-traumatic stress disorder
Analysis of the development of the modern concept of PTSD, with a substantial section on the Great War and the contributions of Rivers and Yealland among others.
7. Journals of hospitals and other units; part works
A large number of medical and ambulance units printed journals or magazines and there is a large collection of these in the British Library (from the bibliography of which (q.v.) many of these references are derived). Some volumes of hospital derived (medical) journals are also included here where their content is related mainly to war activity
2/1st West Lancashire Field Ambulance
Motley. Liverpool, 1918 etc.
Anon (several authors) Année de
GUERRE 1914-1915.Bulletin de la Société de Médecine de Nancy
Nancy, Société de Médecine, n.d.
Anon. With The Forty-Fourths: being a Record of the Doings of the 44th Field Ambulance (14th Division)
Anon. The Good-bye Book of the Quai d’Escale
London, HJ Gains & Co, c.1919
An illustrated booklet containing articles by
various members of the nursing staff.
The Quai d’Escale was the portside railway terminus at
Beaver P (Ed) The Wipers Times. A complete facsimile...
London, Peter Davies Ltd, 1973
Behind the Lines; The unofficial magazine of No. 10 Stationary Hospital.
“Carry On”. A Magazine on the Reconstruction of Disabled Soldiers and Sailors
With a distinguished Editorial Board, this illustrated journal describes the scope of post-war rehabilitation of disabled soldiers and includes information on occupational therapy, physiotherapy and proposals for employment; the archive possesses 3 issues
Eastern General Hospital Gazette,
We possess 2 copies; No 4 and No 8 (May 25th and July 20th 1915)
”It”. Gup and Gossip from the War Hospitals,
possess the last issue, April 1919, of what appears to have been a monthly
production in fairly typical format. The
See the entries for Muir W. Our incomplete run is full of hospital anecdotes, cartoons and other material to lift the spirits. The famous cartoonist H.M.Bateman drew a few. “The Doings of Donovan” (q.v.) first appeared here
F. Dick Whittington: A Pantomime. A souvenir of
pantomime was performed by members of the 85th Field Ambulance (3rd
Kenchington F. Aladdin. A Pantomime by members of the 85th Field Ambulance
London, Andrew Melrose Ltd, 1917
The Unit’s second pantomime; the Introduction indicates that the entertainment was better prepared, and more lavish than the first
Peeko Journal. The Organ of ‘P’ Company, RAMC
One issue of this journal, from a unit based at Longleat House in Wiltshire, has been catalogued
”Stand Easy” (Chronicles of Cliveden)
We possess one bound volume of this journal of the
The Bearer Post.
The Iodine Chronicle; No. 2 Field Ambulance, 1st Division
Kit-Bag; 2nd Southern
The Lead Swinger. The Bivouac Journal of the 1/3 W.Riding Field Ambulance
September 1915 to March 1919
Sheffield, J.W.Northend Ltd, Printers, 1921
The Poultice; 1/2nd West Riding Field Ambulance.
In the Field, 1916-
The R.A.M.C. Depot Magazine; Royal Army Medical Corps.
The R.A.M.C. Magazine.
The Ration. The Magazine of the Reading War Hospitals
Reading, January 1916- 1919
The usual content of history, reminiscences, poems, jokes and cartoons, these last often being by Pte E Shaw, whose medical contrivances have a Heath Robinson appearance
Return: the journal of the
The Rifle Splint. A weekly return of the 3rd Sub-Division Training Centre.
“Southern” Cross. The journal of the 1st
Southern General Hospital, RAMCT,
Published as a monthly journal, the collected issues were bound as 3 volumes (1916,1917 and 1918-1919), possibly as a presentation set (our bound set is from the hospital Administrator, JEH Sawyer, to his daughter). It contains the usual mix of informative articles, jokes, cartoons and photographs. The first year’s issues were slightly larger than the others, possibly reflecting paper rationing. The Gillies Archives also possess a small number of loose copies
The Splint Record; No. 2 Field Ambulance, 1st Division.
The Summerdown Camp Journal
The Stretcher Bearer; London Field Ambulances.
The Tabloid; Motor Ambulance Convoy No. 2. .
The Welsh RAMC Gazette vol 1. Nos 1-3. May-July 1915.
The Wit. The organ of the R.A.M.C. Training Centre, Ripon.
of the Wounded; or convalescent carollings;
The Great War (ed H.W.Wilson)
A weekly history, profusely illustrated. Issue 132 contains an article entitled “How the Wounded were Brought Home”
A bimonthly series, lavishly illustrated, with photographs of very superior quality to those of the Amalgamated Press part-work. The Gillies Archive contains loose issues from August 1914 to May 1916 and a complete bound set (9 vols), many of which contain illustrations of wounded men & hospitals
8. Poetry and artistic representations of injury
“A Friend”. Bairnsfather. A few Fragments from His Life.
Hodder & Stoughton for “The Bystander”, no date
Brief biography of the trenches’ most famous cartoonist
Anon. Mr Punch’s History of the Great War
A diary style account of monthly contributions with cartoons
Anon. The Queen’s Gift Book. In aid of Queen Mary’s convalescent auxiliary hospitals for soldiers and sailors who have lost their limbs in the War
Foreword by John Galsworthy; contributions include stories by J.M.Barrie, John Buchan, Joseph Conrad, Conan Doyle and Jerome K. Jerome. Contains a number of tipped-in colour illustrations of a sentimental or patriotic nature
Anon. Croix-Rouge s'en va-t-en Guerre
N.p., n.d; c.1918
Bairnsfather B. Bullets and Billets
B. Fragments from
A series of seven (possibly eight) soft cover compilations of Bairnsfather cartoons, including a few depicting injury
Clapham M (Ed). The Wordsworth Book of First World War Poetry
Ware, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Cork R. A Bitter Truth. Avant-Garde Art and the Great War
New Haven & London,
A remarkable and comprehensive book produced to accompany a
major exhibition held at the
Dowd JH (illus). The Doings of Donovan
The collected cartoons (first published in the hospital’s journal) chronicling the treatment and convalescence at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth of the fictional Donovan, an amusing and often mischievous Irishman with an eye for the ladies. A well observed account of hospital life.
M. World War I and the
New Haven & London,
A discussion of the wartime work of Dix, Grosz, Beckmann and Schlemmer
de Ferandy J.
Ecrit là bas... (preface
by Paul Géraldy)
Poem about horror of the battle fields. The author was a stretcher-bearer from 1914 to 1916.
Friedrich E. War against War!
An extraordinary anti-war polemic illustrated with gruesome
photographs of dead soldiers and executed civil
Friedrich E. Nie Wieder Krieg! No more War! Plus jamais de Guerre! Nunca jamas Guerra! Nooit meer Oorlog! Aldrig mere Krig!
A slim softback in six languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch and Danish) comprising a selection of Friedrich’s photographs of the horrors of war, with an appeal by Friedrich for more material for his anti-war Museum
London, Methuen & Co, 1964 (revised 1986)
Includes Owen’s “The First Field Dressing” from “Parenthesis”
Goodchild G (ed). The Blinded soldiers and sailors gift book
Sold to support the work of St Dunstan’s, this book is an illustrated anthology of prose and poetry with extracts from John Galsworthy, H.G.Wells, G.K Chesterton, and illustrations by Heath Robinson and Sir Frank Brangwyn, among others. The Foreword states “It is merely intended as a Gift Book which... aims at helping those brave fellows who have suffered one of the worst misfortunes that can befall a human being... permanent blindness”
Gordon H, Tindall MC (illus Joyce Dennys). Our Hospital ABC
A nursery rhyme book, with each letter illustrating some aspect of hospital life by a verse and a cartoon. ‘“W” the Woodbines we smoke by the score, Like Oliver Twist we are asking for more’ gives a flavour; and the happy patient in his hospital uniform is seen puffing cheerfully.
A sister volume, “Our Girls in Wartime”, contains an amusing verse about Nesta, a V.A.D. The archives now possess an original Joyce Dennys drawing
Hone J. The Life of Henry Tonks
Chapter V details Tonk’s war experience. His 72 pastels of faces executed at Aldershot and Sidcup are in the collection of the Royal College of Surgeons, London and many of his operative diagrams are in the notes in the Gillies Archive at Sidcup