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

Date(s): 26 March 2016

Time: 1400-1500

Cost: Free

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In partnership with the Scottish Parliament and Surgeons’ Hall Museums

A fascinating talk about the pioneering Edinburgh-born Dr Elsie Inglis who in 1914 offered the War Office a female-staffed hospital unit and was told to Go Home and Sit Still. She didn't.

Instead, Dr Inglis established the Scottish Women's Hospitals, which were welcomed by the French and Serbian units and she was hailed as a national heroine.

Learn more about this medical revolutionary from expert Christine Short.

This talk takes place at the Scottish Parliament. 

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