Medical History of World War I

Nursing Documents

Letters From France, Published in Book Form During the War

Publication of collected letters were often used to generate funding for support of overseas hospitals during the war. Both of the collections reproduced here were published for this purpose.

"Mademoiselle Miss": A collection of letters from an American Nurse serving in France.

"My beloved Poilus": Letters home from a Nurse, trained in Canada, serving in France, illustrated with original photographs.

"Nurse Helen Fairchild, My Aunt, My Hero": An article written by Nurse Fairchild's niece containing selections from her aunt's letters home while she was serving at a Casualty Clearing Station before and during the Battle of Passchendaele. Nurse Fairchild died tragically in January 1918. This article was reprinted by kind permission of the author, Mrs Fairchild Rote ©.

Nursing Regulations

Volunteer Aid Detachment (VAD) Regulations Governing the Employment of Nursing V.A.D. Members in Military Hospitals. (Courtesy, Nancy Gaynor)

Nursing Equipment: : List of equipment required for volunteer German Red Cross Nurses in 1913 Translated, courtesy of Suzanne Fischer.

List of equipment required for British Volunteer Aid Detachment Nurse (VAD) The list was accompanied by a letter from the Commandant with a prayer on the back. (Courtesy, Nancy Gaynor)

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