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Stories categorised in 'Nursing and Medicine'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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My First Three Months as a Fever Nurseicon for Recommended story

After reporting to matron's office, I was introduced to the assistant matron, she accompanied me to the...

Nursing Typhoid and TB in WW2icon for Recommended story

Typhoid Fever During the final year of my training as a nurse, there was an outbreak of Typhoid Fever in...

A Woman Doctor (Part One)icon for Recommended story

Coventry Cathedral was bombed and burnt to the ground. The train could not get into Coventry because the...

Nursing from Northern Ireland to Bombay: Plus the Colditz Hymn-bookicon for Recommended story

From South Africa to India From Cape Town, we went to Bombay. There we were billeted at the Taj Mahal...

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So the Colonel got them all together and said that in England, in the winter, snow came up to your neck,...

Recollections of a Nurse during WW2icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Surgical and theatre nursing At the end of my first year I was despatched to work as a junior theatre...

A Woman Doctor (Part Three)icon for Recommended story

Everyone knows the British settled in India to trade, but so did all the other seafaring nations, the...

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When Ted became Chief Ground Instructor at RAF Guinea Fowl in Gwelo in the centre of the country we moved...

Be Careful What You Wish for: Working at the RN Hospital Haslaricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Longdon Hall was situated far from the sea in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside about five miles from...

Trinidad's Waricon for Recommended story

Then there was another station, H.M.S "Benbow", for the officers and crews of a large fleet of...

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The following are two letters that she has written to me, describing her nursing work during the beach...

Love and Duty in Wartime Walesicon for Recommended story

A Missionary Family's Life and Escape from Chinaicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

When the war started Mary Weightman, then 34, was Nurse in Charge of Borden Memorial Hospital, Lanchow,...

Hospital Work: In Manchester and Staffordshireicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

On leaving Manchester I applied to the RAF and had an interview at the Air Ministry in London. I was taken...

An Army Nurse's Escape from France and Service in Britain’s Hospitalsicon for Recommended story

Goering's nephew on my ward In due course I was given my orders to report to the matron of Nutley...

Wartime Memories: Working as a Red Cross Nurse in Horshamicon for Recommended story

As there was time to spare before the train came I would wait on the Crawley Post Office step for the Post...

Tented Hospital: An Army Nurse in Franceicon for Recommended story

This is Margaret Ellis's story of serving in France as an army nurse during World War Two....

Nursing Sister in Wartime: Princess Mary's RAF Nursing Serviceicon for Recommended story

I joined as a Nursing Sister with the Red Cross and seconded to the Air Force but then transferred to the...

Conscientious Objectoricon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Elizabeth often told the following story of her lucky escape: As the Blitz intensified she was working as a...

Ambulance Duty in Liverpoolicon for Recommended story

One night after working flat out for well over 48 hrs we were called out to the Old Roan Pub - the...

Troopship No.1: A Dutch Nurse's Storyicon for Recommended story

D-Day Strawberries and Gangreneicon for Recommended story

During the D-Day period I was a Red Cross VAD working as an Operating Room Assistant at the Royal Naval...

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