Medical Memoirs and Diaries

The Military Memoirs of Dr Dark. 1915 - 1919 Dr Eric Payton Dark, MC. served in Flanders and was present at the Battles of the Somme and Passchendaele. His account of his experiences as Medical Officer in charge of ambulance bearers is published by kind permission of his son, Mr John Oliver Dark, who holds the copyright. Copies of the original manuscript are in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and gratitude is expressed for making this manuscript available.

"A Doctor's Diary in Damaraland" by Dr H. F. B. Walker, An account of his military service in German South West Africa. This book was published originally in 1917, it is illustrated and all nine chapters are reproduced.

"With the American Red Cross in Siberia in the World War" Chapters lX and Xlll from the book by Robert E. Speer: "Lu Taifu: Dr Charles Lewis, M.D., A Pioneer Surgeon in China," NY: Board of Foreign Missions, Presbyterian Church in the USA.

"Surgeon Grow" A Memoir by Dr Malcolm Grow, formerly Lieutenant Colonel in the Imperial Russian Army Medical Corps describing his experiences as a Medical Officer in Russia during WWI.

Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, RAMC. (1884-1917) Dr Chavasse was the only man to win the Victoria Cross twice during the course of WW1. We are grateful to Ian Jones for permission to link to his account of Dr Chavasse's life and premature death during the Battle of Passchendaele.

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