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Go home and sit still! The Scottish Women's Hospitals in the First World War

Date(s): 1 October 2014

Time: 18.00

Booking Link: https://auth.nls.uk/events/

Former nurse and midwife Chris Short will tell the story of remarkable women who braved deprivation, disease and war to provide a high standard of nursing care during the Great War. Elsie Inglis offered a 100-bed hospital unit staffed by women to be deployed anywhere in the war zone. The courage and tenacity of doctors, nurses, orderlies, drivers, cooks and administrators in the Scottish Women's Hospitals won them the respect of civilians and the military, and their work influenced legislation that is still relevant to today.

Please note this talk takes place at the National Library Scotland - 0131 623 3734

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