Drawing on their diaries and letters, this is the little-known story of the gritty and free-spirited women who, in 1914, put aside their fight for the vote to set up a hospital in an abandoned French abbey to treat the appalling injuries sustained on the Western Front. The Scottish Women’s Hospitals unit offered their services to France and opened a hospital in the ancient Abbey of Royaumont, near Paris. Uniquely, the hospital was staffed entirely by women—from the doctors, surgeons, nurses, bacteriologists, and radiographers to the orderlies and ambulance drivers. The hospital operated from 1915 to 1919 and became famous for its nursing care, cleanliness, and efficiency, recognized by the French authorities as a key wartime hospital.
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Eileen Croft studied medicine at Somerville College in Oxford and joined the Royal Medical Corps in 1944. She helped to establish Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and was awarded a Member of the Order of the British Empire upon her retirement from ASH Scotland. Tam Dalyell is the rector of the University of Edinburgh and a British Labour Party politician who was a member of parliament in the House of Commons from 1962 to 2005. He is a former Father of the House of the Labour Party, a member of the European Parliament, and a member of the Labour National Executive Committee.Review:
'A remarkable story of women's achievement - The heroic efforts of those critical days have now finally been given their true record' - The Times Literary Supplement 'Beautifully written ... informed, accessible and finely crafted' - The Herald 'This is a very human book about the heroism of a small group of Scottish women who believed they could make a difference and help their fellow man' - Scottish Field 'Dr Crofton's account surely establishes for all time the debt owed to "Angels of Mercy" in war and peace' - Scots Magazine
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