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Women as Army Surgeons
Being the History of the Women's Hospital Corps in Paris, Wimereux and Endell Street, September 1914–October 1919


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  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108069854

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  • After training to be a doctor at the London School of Medicine for Women, Flora Murray (1869–1923) became an active member of the Women's Social and Political Union. At the outbreak of the First World War, she and her fellow suffragists laid down their banners and sought to aid the Allied war effort. Working within the newly formed Women's Hospital Corps, Murray and her colleague Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873–1943) overcame initial prejudice and established two military hospitals in France in the period 1914–15. Their success prompted an invitation from the War Office to open the Endell Street Military Hospital in London, staffed entirely by women. First published in 1920, Murray's account, illustrated with numerous photographs, records important steps in furthering the acceptance of women in the medical profession. For female doctors, surgeons and nurses, the war provided not only the 'occasion for service' but also 'great professional opportunities'.

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    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108069854
    • length: 308 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Women's Hospital Corps in Paris and Wimereux:
    1. Organisation of the Women's Hospital Corps
    2. Arrival in Paris
    3. The hospital in the Hotel Claridge is opened
    4. First days in Paris
    5. A visit to Braisne, and an inspection
    6. The hospital and its visitors
    7. Les défenseurs de notre patrie
    8. The unit expands
    9. The hospital at Wimereux under the R.A.M.C. is opened
    10. Closure of the hospital in the Hotel Claridge
    11. The corps is offered a hospital in London
    Part II. The Women's Hospital Corps in London:
    1. Organisation of the military hospital, Endell Street
    2. First days of the military hospital, Endell Street
    3. Medical and surgical work
    4. The visitors - the entertainments - the library
    5. The women orderlies
    6. Those who made the wheels go round
    7. The position of women under the War Office
    8. Closure of the military hospital, Endell Street.

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