Loose pages extracted from the Military Nursing Lecture Journal and Photo Album
Scope and Contents
A personal archive of a WWI military nurse stationed in Gibraltar and Malta during the Great War between 1913 - 1918. Captures a unique view of the fighting in the Mediterranean during such battles as the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 from the perspective of various nursing hospitals in Spain and Malta, but also includes images of soldiers in trenches. 2/3 of the photographs are accompanied by captions including locations, dates, and first or last names of individuals. Included is an image of the R.M.S. Mauretania, which was a troopship in the Gallipoli Campaign and later, until 1916, a hospital ship (H.M.H.S). Individual photograph list available, on request, to interested parties.
The lecture notes are detailed lessons in nursing, from specific ailments and their treatments to principles of surgery and care. An example entry: "Amputation (ordinary). Saw; Knife or scalpel; Bone press; Always turniquet." Also includes recipes for medicinal foods such as Diabetic Bread and Bread Jelly. Final entry is titled "Impressions of Malta," in which Ms. Welford writes; "The Maltese folk are small & dark, the sea is very blue; The streets go mostly up a hill, then go down it too; The ferry boats they pitch & roll in scarcely any sea; And the milk the natives get from goats is simply vile in tea."
- 1911 - 1918
This material is open for research use by any registered reader.
From the Collection: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
- From the Collection: Welford, Alice, 1887-1918 (Person)
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