A Bibliography of Great War Medicine
This list comprises books relating to, or including, medical work in the First World War, together with a number of general books which set the scene. Its origin lies in the construction of a bibliography for a book on facial injury in the Great War, and the development of a library relating to medical services of that time to accompany the Gillies Archives at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup. The library has now been transferred to the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds (where it may be searched as the Bamji Collection) but I am continuing to maintain the online bibliography.
The annotations are personal comments.
I would be grateful for notification of any significant omissions; in addition, details are sometimes sketchy for works taken from other bibliographies and amendments would be welcome. Updates are posted regularly.
The Gillies Archive contained a number of contemporary papers on facial injury, many written by members of staff of the Queen’s Hospital. These are not included in this bibliography; with a few important exceptions, material that might be considered a pamphlet rather than a book has also been excluded.
Jean-Luc Dupire of Brussels has been most helpful in supplying continental titles. In particular he offered the Archives a large selection of doctoral theses in French, many from the same collection. As these are not strictly books (but neither are they journals) I have included them as a separate section together with some German equivalents.
In early 2002 I was contacted by Gary Mitchell of Rochester, NY, who has made a special study (and collection) of items relating to medical services from the USA. Rather than paste them into the main bibliography I have kept the entire section separate and there is therefore some duplication. A few of the entries would not qualify under my ground rules for inclusion, but are sufficiently comprehensive or important to be retained. Many have no listed author and, as researchers may well wish to search for units by number, I have retained Gary’s broad arrangement. The comments in this section are his.
Some books have been digitised; for some American books see this link, but a search using Google Books may turn up many more.
12. Russian material
Dr Harris' History of Kent, 1719
A view of Frognal House with formal gardens at the time of its then owner, Roland Tryon, is one of the folio plates in this work
Hasted E. The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent.
W.Bristow, Canterbury, 1798
The standard historical survey of Kent, well illustrated with plates and a series of maps of the county hundreds. Two editions were published; the first, folio, edition was succeeded by a 12 volume Octavo edition with revisions. Frognal and its history is discussed
Ireland WH. A New and Complete History of the County of Kent.
George Virtue, London, 1828
Contains a plate of Frognal after the formal gardens were replaced with a “Capability Brown” landscape, drawn by George Shepherd
Webb EA, Miller GW, Beckwith J. The History of Chislehurst: its church, manors and parish.
George Allen, London, 1899 (reprinted Baron Books for the Chislehurst Society, 1999)
Contains a digest of the family history and ownership of Frognal and Scadbury Park
Frognal Estate Sale Catalogue. Strutt & Parker, 1915
Fully illustrated with photographs of Frognal House, its grounds, and the extensive farm and residential lots into which the estate had been divided
Aitken A. Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman
London, Oxford University Press, 1963
Aldrich M. On the edge of the war zone. From the Battle of the Marne to the Entrance of the Stars and Stripes
Booth, Small Maynard & Co, 1917
Alverdes P. The Whistlers’ Room (trans B. Creighton)
London, Martin Secker, 1929
A story of a German hospital room occupied by men injured in the throat, who have tracheostomies and thus “whistled” when attempting to speak. Classic account of hospital life
Anon (ed). Letters from Roger I Lee (Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1917-1918
Brookline, Mass (privately printed), 1962
Series of chatty letters from May 11th 1917, when Lee crossed the Atlantic, to January 1919. Photographs include other staff members of Base Hospital No 5 at Camiers
Anon. The Great Advance. Tales from the Somme Battlefield told by wounded officers and men on their arrival
at Southampton from the Front.
London, Cassell, 1916
Anon. Wounded and a Prisoner of War (by an exchanged Officer).
Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood, 1916
Hit by a machine gun bullet at Bethancourt, this anonymous officer was captured during the retreat after Mons and imprisoned at Würtzburg. He was repatriated in 1915
Armstrong WW. My first week in Flanders
London, Smith Elder & Co, 1916
A Captain in the Northumberland Fusiliers, he was wounded at St Julien on the 25th April 1916. The 1/7th Battalion sustained 470 casualties that day.
Ashurst G (ed Holmes R) My Bit. A Lancashire Fusilier at War 1914-1918.
Marlborough, The Crowood Press, 1987
Contains a remarkable description of how the front line soldier dealt with lice
Blacker J (ed). Have you forgotten yet? The First World War memoirs of C.P. Blacker MC, GM
London, Leo Cooper, 2000
Blacker was wounded at the end of the war and describes his journey through the medical system with remarkable calm
L. Chez Eux. Souvenirs de guerre et de
Paris, Librairie Delagrave, 1916
The author was wounded in August 1914 and held as a prisoner in German hospitals and camps until June 1915.
Boderke D (ed). Words from the Wounded. Injured Soldiers’ view of the Trenches of the First World War
A profusely illustrated book derived from two autograph books belonging to a nurse, Cissie Holden, of Blackburn, Lancs
Booth M. With the B.E.F. in France
London, The Salvation Army, 1916
Diary notes compiled by Adjutant Mary Booth, granddaughter of the founder of the Salvation Army. An illustrated personal account with some background on the work of the Army in comforting the wounded
Carr W. A Time to Leave the Ploughshares. A Gunner Remembers 1917-18.
London, Robert Hale, 1985
Describes the facial injury of an artillery officer who had only arrived at the front a few hours before
Carrington CE. Soldiers from the Wars Returning.
London, Hutchinson & Co, 1965
A classic account from an officer; robust, with no regrets. Very much a “Haig” man
Carstairs C. A Generation Missing
London, William Heinemann, 1930 (repr. Strong Oak Press Ltd, 1989)
Carroll Carstairs, an American, served with the Royal Artillery and Grenadier Guards having enlisted by claiming to be a Canadian. He was severely wounded 6 days before the Armistice
London, Heinemann, 1916
Memoir of the retreat from Mons to the Aisne. The author appears to have been with the 2nd South Staffs, and was wounded in the head
Cunningham T. 1914-1918: The Final Word
London, Stagedoor Publishing, 1993
Interviews with survivors, all at the time in their 90s or more (and with memories somewhat dimmed as a result) but including the account of a 104 year old lady ambulance driver
Dawson AJ. The Great Advance (Battle stories of wounded soldiers, recorded by A.J.D.)
London, Cassell, 1916
Fraser of Lonsdale. My Story of St Dunstans
London, Harrap & Co, 1961
Ian Fraser was wounded and blinded at the age of 19 on July 23rd 1916. Treated at St Dunstan’s, he became its head on the death of its founder, Arthur Pearson, in 1924. While primarily a history of the institution it provides a moving record and personal insight into the lives of many men blinded by war.
Freinet C. Touché! Souvenirs d’un blessé de guerre
Atelier du Gué, 1996 (limited edition of 1000)
Célestin Freinet was the founder of the French educational movement “L’Imprimerie à l’école”; this slim volume was published to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth and records his wartime experience as a casualty
Genel R. Le Journal de mon Père.
Panazol / Paris, Lavauzelle 1990:
Presented by his son, this is the memoir of a soldier, mobilized in 1915, who fought in the infantry. Injured and paralysed, he was cured by the famous Prof. Babinsky (q.v.) using electric shock treatment. He joined the French Foreign Legion after the war and served in Morocco where he met Major Zinovi Pechkoff, son of Maxim Gorki, and Colonel Aage (Prince of Denmark and great grandson of King Louis-Philippe of France).
Gibbons F. And They Thought We Wouldn't Fight
George H. Doran Company, New York, 1918.
Floyd Gibbons, a renowned journalist, describes being shot in the face at Belleau Wood and his experience as a facial casualty
Glubb J. Into Battle; A Soldier's Diary of the Great War.
London, Cassell, 1978
Glubb Pasha survived the war and his facial injury (treated at Sidcup, and described here in detail) to play a major part in Britain’s Middle East adventures after the war, although he later fell from favour.
D’Hartoy M. Au Front. Impressions et
souvenirs d'un officier blessé
Paris, Perrin, 1916:
D'Hartoy M. Des cris dans la tempète. Nouvelles impressions et nouveaux récits d'un officier blessé
Paris, Perrin, 1919
Hay MV. Wounded and a prisoner of war
Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1930
Major Hay (3rd Battalion, Gordon Highlanders) was wounded in the head at the start of the war, eventually being repatriated from Würtzberg
Hennebois C. Aux Mains De L'allemagne. Journal d'un grand blessé
Paris, Plon-Nourrit, 1919
Kreisler F. Four weeks in the trenches
Boston & New York, Houghton & Mifflin, 1915
Fritz Kreisler, the eminent violinist, served briefly on the Russian Front with the Austrian army. His brief military career ended when a Cossack charge left him with a bayonet wound and a damaged shoulder (he was kicked by a horse). Kreisler’s wife was a nurse
de Larmandie H. Blessé, Captif, Délivré. (Wounded, captured and delivered)
Paris, Bloud et Gay, 1916
Lehmann F. Wir von der Infanterie. Tagebuchblätter eines bayerischens Infanteristen aus fünfjähriger Front- und Lazarettzeit (We Infantry. Leaves from a diary of a Bavarian infantryman who spent 5 years on the battle front and in a military hospital)
München, Lehmanns Verlag, 1929
Leleux C. Feuilles de route d’un ambulancier
Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1915
MacGill P. The Great Push.
London, Caliban Books 1984
Martin B. Poor Bloody Infantry. A Subaltern on the Western Front 1916-17.
London, John Murray, 1987
Mathieson WD. My Grandfather’s War.
Toronto: Macmillan, 1981
Milne JS. Neurasthenia, Shell-Shock, and a New Life
Newcastle, R Robinson & Co, 1918
A slim “self-help” manual by a sufferer, carefully and precisely written and with some reasonable advice, based on the bizarre premise that the brain has floated out of position in the skull, disturbing the correct flow of blood
Morelli A. (in: Marie Sklodowska Curie et la Belgique). Marie Curie sur le front belge pendant la première guerre mondiale.
Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 1990
About the introduction of X-rays on the front in Belgium by Marie Curie
Nichols A. Sons of Victory.
London, Waterlow & Sons (printers) 1950
A base camp instructor, he was blinded in a training accident while demonstrating demolition techniques; the explosive charge had mistakenly been fitted with an instantaneous fuse
Nobbs G. Englishman Kamerad! Right of the British Line.
London, Heinemann, 1918
Nobbs served with the London Rifle Brigade (5th Londons) and was sniped from a German strongpoint during an attack, losing his right eye
Onze mois de captivité dans les hôpitaux allemands
Paris, Chapelot, 1916
Tennant N. A Saturday Night Soldier's War 1913-1918.
Waddesdon, The Kylin Press, 1983
Tennant was wounded by a shrapnel fragment which passed through his nose and lodged below the right eye
Vecchini D. Blessure et belle humeur.
La maison française, 1918
Abraham JJ. My Balkan Log
London, Chapman & Hall, 1922
J. Johnston Abraham’s description of his Serbian experience, illustrated with a number of photographs
Abraham JJ. Surgeon’s Journey.
London, Heinemann 1957
Abraham was originally posted to Serbia, and thereafter served in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine
Adam F. “Sentinelles… Prenez garde à vous…”. Souvenirs et enseignements de quatre ans de guerre avec le 23ème R.I., par un médecin
Paris, Legrand, 1933
The author served as a battalion medical officer from November 1914, for three years, then as a regimental medical officer until the end of the war
Alexinskaya T. Parmi les blessés. Carnet de route d'une aide-doctoresse russe
Paris, Armand Colin, 1916
Allbee F. A Surgeon’s Fight to Rebuild Men
London, Robert Hale, 1950
Autobiography of the famous American pioneer of bone grafting, with extensive descriptions of his experience on the Western Front, including many observations on facial injury. He found time to write a monograph on bone grafts (q.v.) although this contains little of military interest
Alport AC. The lighter side of the War
London, Hutchinson, 1934
Major Alport RAMC served in S. Africa, on the Salonika front and finally in France
Anderson IW. Zigzagging
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1918
Andrew, A. Piatt. Letters from France
Privately printed, 1916
This limited edition describes his own early experience as an ambulance driver and comments on war and its horrors. Andrew later became head of the American Field Service.
Anon. A War Nurse's diary: sketches from a Belgian field hospital
New York, Macmillan 1918
An illustrated account of nursing from the outbreak of war to the author’s departure from Belgium in October 1915
Anon. An American V.A.D. 88 BIS and V.I.H.: Letters from two hospitals.
Boston, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1919.
The author's letters from France written from 14 January to 23 March 1917, and with the 76th Detachment, Cheshire County Division, British Red Cross Society from 12 April to 28 December 1917
Anon. Happy ‑ Though Wounded: the book of the 3rd London General Hospital
London, Country Life 1917
Outlines some of the work of the hospital, mostly in a light-hearted vein. The contributors are those who ran the Gazette (q.v.) and include Ward Muir (q.v.),the “Punch cartoonist JH Dowd, Christopher Nevinson (some of whose illustrations are reminiscent of his War Artist work) and J Hodgson Lobley, who later painted scenes at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup
Anon. Hommage à sa majesté la reine Elisabeth: la Guerre 1914-1918
La Panne, S.T.T., no date (1964)
Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, wife of Albert The First, acted as a nurse for soldiers in La Panne during the war.
Anon. Journal d'une Infirmière sur le Front Russe
Paris, Gallimard, 1936
Anon. Kriegs-Erinnerungen eines Korps-Stabs-Apothekers (War memories of a pharmacist officer)
Mittenwald, n.d (c.1920)
Anon. Le Faux Miroir. Reflections from the Urgency Case Hospital.
Ash & Co, 1917
A copy is in the Imperial War Museum in the papers of Miss WL Kenyon (84/24/1). The hospital was in Revigny; a map was to be included but was “suppressed by the Censor”
Anon. Letters from a French hospital
London, Constable, 1917
Letters from an English nurse to her uncle describing events in 1915 and 1916
Anon. “Doc”. Letters from Somewhere (by a captain in the R.A.M.C., from France and Egypt)
London, Heath Cranton, 1918
Anon. “Mademoiselle Miss”. Letters from a American girl serving with the rank of Lieutenant in a French Army hospital at the front
Boston, WA Butterfield, 1916
Anon. Nursing adventures: a F.A.N.Y. in France
London, Heinemann, 1917
Anon. The diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front 1914-1915
Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1915
Anon. The Edith Cavell Nurse from Massachusetts. Boulogne-The Somme 1916-1917
London, WA Butterfield, 1917
Following a memorial service for Edith Cavell in Boston, USA in December 1915 funds were raised to send a nurse to serve with the BEF in France. Miss Alice Fitzgerald, who had been head of the operating room at Bellevue Hospital, New York, was appointed to the post. This book contains an account of her experience, with a résumé of the trial of Edith Cavell and the involvement of the US government through the American Legation in seeking her release
Anon. The Tale of a casualty clearing station
London, Blackwood, 1917
Anon. Two years’ Captivity in German East Africa. Being the personal experiences of Surgeon E.C.H., R.N.
London, Hutchinson, 1918
Anon. Uncensored Letters from the Dardanelles; written to his English wife by a French Medical Officer of Le Corps Expeditionnaire D'Orient (Transl. from the French – Soldiers' Tales of the Great War)
Toronto: McLelland, Goodchild and Stewart 1916
A first-hand account by a French Medical officer of the events leading to the battle of Gallipoli. Relates details along the route to Gallipoli via Tunisia, Egypt, the landing at Koum Kaleh, Sedd-El-Bahr, details of the battle at Gallipoli, and the evacuation. A day-by-day chronicle of the operation from the trench level with heartrending accounts of those soldiers he doctored and of the civilians caught in the war.A copy in Brian Turner’s possession contained a note identifying the author as Joseph Vassall, born in Talence, Gironde, in 1867, and belonging to the 6th Colonial regiment. His wife, née Gabrielle Candler, was responsible for part of the translation
Anon. War Nurse. The True Story of a Woman who Lived, Loved and Suffered on the Western Front.
New York & Chicago, AL Burt Company, 1930
Illustrated with a series of stills from an “All-Talking Picture” made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Anon. (Sergeant-Major, RAMC). With the RAMC in Egypt.
London, Cassell, 1918
Appleton E (ed. Cowen R). War Diaries: A Nurse at the Front
London, Simon & Schuster (IWM), 2012
The edited diaries of Edie Appleton, who served in France and Belgium
A Red Cross Pro. The Wards in Wartime
Edinburgh, Wm Blackwood & Sons, 1916
Amusing account of a provincial convalescent hospital
Arnold G. Sister Anne! Sister Anne! Stories of hospital work in France during the war
Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1919
Memoir of a Canadian nurse
Ashford BK. A Soldier in Science
London, Routledge, 1934
An American pathologist on the Western Front, 1917-18.
Askew C, Askew A. The Stricken Land. Serbia as we saw it
London, Eveleigh Nash, 1916
The authors were writers attached to the 1st British Field Hospital. The Red Cross bibliography indicates that they were “outspoken in denunciation of the allies’ mismanagement of aid”
Atkinson D. Elsie and Mairi go to War: Two extraordinary women on the Western Front
London, Preface Publishing, 2009
Modern account of the work of Elsie Knocker and Mairi Chisholm, who worked in Pervyse (q.v)
Badolle R. Vie medico-chirurgicale d'un médecin retenu pendant deux ans en captivité allemande
Lyon, A. Rey,
The author was a prisoner at Reserve-Lazarett in Bielefeld (Westphalia) in 1914-1915.
Bagnold E. Diary without dates
London, Heinemann; New York, Luce, 1918
Balfour, Lady F. Dr Elsie Inglis
London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d.
Biography of the leading light of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals
Barclay F.L.G. In hoc vince: the story of a Red Cross Flag
Barclay HA. Doctor in France 1917-1919: The Diary of Harold Barclay, Lieutenant-Colonel, American
New York, privately printed 1923.
Baumann F. La fucilazione di Edith Cavell
Milan, Marangomi, 1932
Bayly HW. Triple challenge; or, War, whirligigs and windmills, a doctor's memoirs
London, Hutchinson, 1935
Starting his war service in the Navy, Bayly was with the Guards on the Somme in 1916 when wounded in the knee. He returned to France in 1918; the narrative continues into the 1920s with accounts of his political dealings
Beadnell C Marsh. A Naval Medical Officer’s impressions of a visit to the Trenches
Bale & Danielssohn, 1917
Beauchamp P. Fanny goes to war
London, Murray 1919
Beauchamp P. Fanny went to war
London, John Murray, 1940
Beckmann M. Briefe im Kriege.
München, A. Langen – G. Müller, 1955
War letters of the well- known expressionist painter Max Beckmann who was a stretcher bearer in WWI
Begg RC. Surgery on Trestles: a Saga of Suffering and Triumph
Norwich, Jarrold, 1967
Describes the Middle East theatre
Bell FG. Surgeon’s Saga
Wellington, Auckland & Sydney, AH & AW Reed,1968
Autobiography of the distinguished New Zealand surgeon Sir Gordon Bell including his experiences during WW1. His first attachment in France was at Dannes-Camiers, site of Varazstad Kazanjian’s facial injury unit. Subsequently he served at No 21 CCS on the Somme and with 48 CCS during the Great retreat of March 1918. The book includes an amusing account of Shearer’s Delineator, an apparatus supposed to identify lesions within the body but in fact an elaborate hoax
Bennett AH. English Medical Women: glimpses of their work in peace and war
London, Pitman, 1914
Benson I. The Man with the Donkey. John Simpson Kirkpatrick, The Good Samaritan of Gallipoli
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1965
Benson SC. 'Back from hell'
Chicago, McClurg, 1918
Bertrand de Laflotte D. Dans les Flandres. Dunkerque, Zuydcoote, Houten, Furnes, Coxyde, Adinkerke,
La Panne. Notes d'un volontaire de la Croix-Rouge, 1914-1915
Paris, Barcelone, Bloud / Gay, 1917
Bicknell, E P. Pioneering with the Red Cross. Recollections of an Old Red Crosser
NY, MacMillan 1935
Ernest Bicknell began life as a newspaperman, subsequently being appointed Secretary of the Indiana Board of State Charities and then the Bureau of Charities in Chicago, gaining his first experience of Red Cross work in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, becoming national Director two years later. He also wrote a history of Red Cross involvement (vide infra)
Binyon L. For Dauntless France.
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1918
Laurence Binyon served with an Ambulance Unit behind the French front
Birmingham GA. A Padre in France
H&S, n.d. (c.1918)
The pseudonym of Canon Hanny, describing life in hospitals, convalesecnet camps etc; one such, identified by the dedicatee, Rosamund Leather, is “My Third Camp” in Chapter 15 – the Marlborough Details Camp, Boulogne
Bizard L. Souvenirs d'un médecin de la Prefecture de police et des prisons de Paris (1914-1918)
Paris, Grasset, 1925
Black EW. Hospital heroes
New York, Scribner, 1919
“Blackie” (Catherine Black). King’s Nurse, Beggar’s Nurse
London, Hurst & Blackett, n.d.
Trained at the London Hospital, Black was posted to the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot in 1914 and drafted to France in August 1916. Pp 85-126 of her autobiography cover this period; she encountered Harold Gillies at Aldershot and her record of working with him (albeit for only 6 months at the most) has set the tone for modern perceptions of the effects of facial disfigurement
Blackham Col RJ. Scalpel, Sword and Stretcher.
London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd.,
Bland-Sutton J. The Tale of a Convoy
London, Adlard & Son & West Newman Ltd, 1918
Sir John Bland-Sutton travelled with a convoy and wrote a series of pieces for the “Morning Post” collected in this slim volume. A surgeon, he was a friend of Kipling and persuaded the writer to give the introductory lecture to new students at the Middlesex Hospital in 1908. In this book there is, oddly, nothing medical
Booth M. With The B.E.F. in France
London, The Salvation Army, 1916
Mary Booth was the grand-daughter of the founder of the Salvation Army; the book describes her work among the wounded on the Western front
Borden, Mary. The Forbidden Zone.
London, William Heinemann, 1929
A moving account of nursing experiences; as a result of writing this book, Borden was asked to leave the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich
Boschi G (ed.). La Guerra e le Arti Sanitarie. Collezione Italiana di diari, memorie, studi e documenti per servire alla storia della Guerra del mondo, diretta da Angelo Gatti (War and the sanitary arts. Collection of Italian diaries, memoirs, studies and documents relating to the Great War)
Milan, Montadori. 1931
Botcharsky S, Pier F. They Knew How To Die. Being a Narrative of the Personal Experiences of a Red Cross Sister on the Russian Front
London, Peter Davies, 1931
Front line hospital experiences
Boubée, l’Abbé Joseph. Parmi les blesses allemands (Among the wounded in Belgium in the first five months of war)
Bowerbank F. A Doctor’s Story
Wellington, HH Tombs Ltd, 1958
Sir Fred Bowerbank arrived in New Zealand from England in 1907, subsequently serving in both world wars. His Great War experience (in Egypt, France and England, where he was at the 1st NZ General Hospital at Brockenhurst in the New Forest), is detailed in chapters 7-13. He records that Pickerill’s jaw unit, based at No 2 Hospital, Walton-on-Thames, was visited by the Queen who suggested “…it would be better in every way if his staff and patients were transferred to the Queen's Hospital for Facial Injuries at Sidcup, where the famous plastic surgeon Sir Harold Gillies, also a New Zealander, was in charge. I am afraid that neither the dental surgeon nor the patients were keen on such a move and consequently nothing was done about it. When Her Majesty visited the hospital some weeks later, she found the ‘jaw section’ still there, and expressed her surprise that it had not been moved. A week later an instruction came from the War Office…”
Bowerman, GE Jr. (Ed. Carnes MC). The Compensations of War: The Diary of an Ambulance driver during the Great War
Austin, University of Texas Press, 1983
Bowerman served as an ambulance driver in France and Germany for a year and a half. This book is based on the recopied and amplified version of his diary which he prepared in 1919
Boyd W. With a field ambulance at Ypres. Being letters written March 7-August 15, 1915.
Toronto, Musson Book Company, 1916
Boyd-Orr, 1st baron. As I recall
London, Macgibbon & Kee, 1966
R.A.M.C. and Naval service. Some interesting observations on courts-martial for desertion; he suggests that many medical and other officers would use any excuse to find mitigating circumstances
Boylston HD. 'Sister': the war diary of a nurse
New York, Washburn, 1927
Bradford M. A hospital letter writer in France
London, Methuen, 1920
The wife of Sir John Rose Bradford, Consulting Physician to the BEF, May Bradford sat by innumerable bedsides in Boulogne and Etaples writing letters to dictation for wounded soldiers. It is clear from her writing that the post of letter-writer (not one that is generally known about) entailed the provision of essential, if amateur, psychology services to the sick and injured
Brassine V. Ma Campagne de Russie avec le Corps Expeditionnaire Belge des autos-canons-mitrailleuses. in Namur, Belgium, privately printed, n.d. (1957 or 1958)
A scarce memoir of a military doctor. In August 1914, he was chief of the medical staff of Fort of Lierre (Lier, in Flanders). After the fall of the fort, he went to Anvers (Antwerpen) until its capitulation on October 10. Then he followed the Belgian army into the north of France. In February 1915, he joined the A.C.M. Corps (Corps des Autos-Canons-Mitrailleuses) which included Belgian volunteers (including nobles, famous sportsmen, future Belgian writer Marcel Thiry, etc.). The Corps was sent to Russia by boat, received by the Tsar and saw service in Galicia. The volume is listed as No 1, but it is not clear if the second was ever issued
Breitner B. Unvervundet Gefangen - Aus meinem Sibirischen Tagebuch.
(A Prisoner, but not wounded. From my Siberian Diary)
Rikola Verlag, 1921
An account of a doctor’s experience as a POW in Siberia dealing with epidemic disease
Britnieva, M. One woman's story
London, Barker, 1934
English born, Mary Britnieva served as a nurse on the Russian front where her husband was a medical officer. After the war he had several brushes with the G.P.U. before being arrested in 1928; two years later she was told that he had “disappeared”
Brittain V. Testament of friendship
London, Macmillan, 1940 (republished Virago 1980)
Brittain V. Chronicle of Youth. Vera Brittain’s war diary 1913-1917
London, Victor Gollancz, 1981
Brown H. Pickerill. Pioneer in Plastic Surgery, Dental Education and Dental Research
Otago, University Press, 2007
The first biography of Henry Percy Pickerill, who came to the Queen's Hospital Sidcup as leader of the New Zealand Section in 1918. He had been foundation Director of the Dental School in the University of Otago, Dunedin, to which post he had been appointed in 1907 at the age of 28. A near contemporary of Harold Gillies, with whom he had an uneasy relationship (he seems to have been jealous of the fame accorded his countryman), he led a full professional life in New Zealand and Australia after the war
Bruce C. Humour in tragedy, hospital life behind three Fronts
London, Skeffington, 1918
Bradley AO. Back of the front in France.
London, Butterfield, 1918
Bryan JH. Ambulance 464. Encore des Blessés
New York, Macmillan, 1918
Julian Bryan served with SSU 12
Bucher WE. Surgeon Errant
Los Angeles, Angeles Press, 1935.
Description of the 3rd American Red Cross Mission in Siberia 1918-1919.
Burke K. The White Road to Verdun
New York, George H Doran Company, 1916
Account by Kathleen Burke of her nursing experience in France and Serbia
Buswell L. With the American Ambulance Field Service in France.
Privately Printed, Cambridge, MA. 1915.
Buswell L. Ambulance No. 10: personal letters from the Front
London, Constable, 1917
Leslie Buswell served with SSU 2
Butler HA. Overseas Sketches. Being a Journal of My Experiences in Service With the American Red Cross in France
Youngstown (OH), Privately Printed 1921
Privately printed memoirs in an edition of 300 of an American's service with the Red Cross in World War I.
Byam W. The Road to Harley Street.
London, Geoffrey Bles, 1963
William Byam’s autobiography, covering his war service and detailing his involvement, inter alia, with the investigation of the cause of trench fever at the Heart Hospital, Hampstead with Lloyd and others; he contributed to Lloyd’s book on lice (q.v.). His description of the experiments is graphic. Having proved that the infection was transmitted though the lice droppings, and would only occur if these were scratched into the skin, he confirmed that oral ingestion was not a factor by feeding sandwiches laced with louse excreta to two “gallant souls”. He also noted that US soldiers with typhoid fever did not develop dry and foul mouths because they chewed gum
AF (ed). Between the Lines: Letters and
Diaries from Elsie Inglis's Russian Unit
Bishop Auckland, Pentland Press, 1999
Calthorp DC. The Wounded French soldier
London, St Catherine Press, 1916
Cameron A (ed). A Surgeon’s India. Diaries of Lt Col Alexander Cameron, OBE, Indian Medical Service
Tunbridge Wells, Acclaim, 1986
Diaries covering Cameron’s service from 1905 to 1932, including WW1 service in East Africa, edited by and with an introduction from his daughter
Campbell P. Back of the Front: experiences of a nurse
London, Newnes 1915
Carossa H. A Roumanian Diary (Translated from the German by Agnes Neil Scott)
NY, Alfred A. Knopf 1930
In his “War Books”, Cyril Falls wrote: “The writer of this diary, the greater part of which is concerned with the campaign against Rumania, was a battalion medical officer...the descriptions of scenery, of the people of Transylvania, of scenes at an advanced dressing-station during a battle, of the writer's own thoughts and dreams, are masterly. It may be added that the translation is quite exceptionally good.”
Catchpool TC. On two fronts.
London, Headley, 1918
Corder Catchpool was a conscientious objector
Cator D. In a French military hospital
London, Longmans, 1915
A whimsical observation of work in a French hospital, seen through English eyes. There is scarce a good word for French professionals; the filth of the wards appears to pass unnoticed except by the fastidious English
Caujole P. Les Tribulations d'une Ambulance Française en Perse
Author's self publishing, 1959.
A French medical mission in the massacres in Caucasus and High-Euphrates, May 1917 - February 1919)
Chagnaud, Docteur. Avec le 15-2. Journal et lettres de Guerre
Paris, Payot, 1933
The record runs from May 10th 1917 to November 11th 1918 (From Chemin des Dames to Belgium).
Chapin H. Soldier and Dramatist: Being the Letters of Harold Chapin, American Citizen who Died for England at Loos, Sept 26th, 1915
London, Lane, 1917
Letters from training in France with the 6th Field Ambulance, 2nd London Territorial (47th) Division
Clark H. War and its aftermath. Letters from France, Austria and the Middle East, 1914-1924 (ed. Pye EM)
Somerset, Wells Cathedral Press, 1956
Hilda Clark was a member of the shoe manufacturing Clark family of Street, Somerset. Qualifying as a doctor in 1909 she worked in various theatres, and the letters describe her experiences and the local conditions she encountered
Clarke-Kennedy A.E. Edith Cavell
London, Faber & Faber, 1965.
When the war broke out Edith Cavell was matron of Dr Depages's Training School for Nurses in Brussels' Barkendalle Medical Institute; the Germans allowed her to continue her work and the Institute became a Red Cross Hospital at which German and Allied wounded were treated. She was executed on 12th October 1915 for aiding the escape of Belgian, French and British troops.
Clarke RG. The Evolution of a Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front.
Bristol, Bristol Medico-Chirugical Society 1936
Transcript of a paper presented to the Society at their Annual Meeting in 1936
Cobbold L. In Blue and Gray. Sketches of life in Red Cross Hospitals
Cope Z. Almroth Wright, Founder of Modern Vaccine Therapy
London, Nelson, 1966.
Wright was instrumental in developing ant-typhoid vaccine
Corbet E. Red Cross in Serbia 1915-1919. A personal diary of experiences
Banbury, Cheney & Sons, 1964
Nursing experiences from Salonika to Serbia
“Corporal” (pseudonym of JHV Crofts). Field Ambulance Sketches
London, John Lane, 1919
Cox H. The "Red Cross Launch Wessex" on the River Tigris 1916: The Diary of Sydney Cox
Natula Publications, 2002
The diary details the work of the Red Cross launches on the rivers of Mesopotamia, running from March to August 1916
Coyle ER. Ambulancing on the French front
New York: Britton 1918
Personal account of service with an Ambulance Corps in the French 17th Division
Ibid. Field ambulance sketches
London, Lane, 1919
Coyle served with the Norton-Harjes Ambulance
Crémieux J. Souvenirs d'une Infirmière
Paris, Rouff (Coll. Patrie #52), 1918
Reminiscences of a French nurse at the beginning of WW1 (August 1914 - May 1915).
Crewdson R (ed.). Dorothea's War: A First World War Nurse Tells Her Story
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2013
Diaries of a WW1 nurse edited by her nephew
Crichton-Harris A. Seventeen Letters to Tatham. A WW1 surgeon in East Africa
Toronto, Keneggy West, 2001
The only account I have seen of a medical man in this theatre, based on letters written by the author’s grandfather Temple Harris to his brother in India
Crile GW. (ed Grace Crile) An Autobiography
Philadelphia, JB Lippincott, 1947
George Crile was a surgical pioneer who describes some of his Great War experience in this 2 volume autobiography, edited by his wife and published four years after his death. Following the Great War he was instrumental in establishing the Cleveland Clinic
de Croy, Princesse M. Souvenirs, 1914-1918
Paris, Plon (Coll. Le Martyre des Pays envahis), 1933
A nursing memoir of a Belgian princess on the North Front. The same author appears also to have produced a 1914-15 memoir with a Flemish spelling (de Croij, Princesse M. Souvenirs 1914-1915; Paris, Plon, 1944)
Culpin M. Psychoneuroses of War and Peace
Cambridge, University Press, 1920
Cummings EE. The Enormous Room.
London, Jonathan Cape, 1928
Cummings served with the Norton-Harjes Ambulance and was arrested by the French, detailing his experiences in this book
Cushing H. From a Surgeon's Journal 1915-1918.
London, Constable & Co., 1936
Probably the most famous account of surgery at the front by the distinguished American neurosurgeon
Cutler GR (ed. CH Knickerbocker) Of Battles Long Ago
New York, Exposition Press, 1979
Dauzat A. Impressions et Choses Vues (Juillet - Décembre 1914). Les Préliminaires de guerre. Le carnet d'un infirmier militaire. Le journal de Barzac
Paris, Attinger, n.d.
Davidson G. () The Incomparable 29th & the “River Clyde.”
Aberdeen: Bisset, 1919.
Major George Davidson was a medical officer with the 89th Field Ambulance, 29th Division, and was at Gallipoli from March to November 1915
Davies EC. Ward tales
London, The Bodley Head, 1920
Miss Chivers Davies was a VAD who sketched “the atmosphere and outlook of a big Military Hospital”
Dearmer M. Letters from a Field Hospital.
London, Macmillan, 1915
Mabel Dearmer was married to Percy, Canon of Westminster who was renowned as the author of the “English Hymnal”; she herself was an illustrator and writer of note. She died of enteric fever in Serbia on 11th July 1915. Her son Geoffrey was a minor war poet; his younger brother was killed in the Gallipoli campaign
Dearden H. Medicine and duty. A war diary
London, Heinemann, 1928
Taking its title from the commonest prescription of a medical officer— the supply of some medicament and passing fit for duty— this is an often graphic description of the work of a front line battalion medical officer
Ibid. Time and chance
London, Heinemann, 1940
The second part of Harold Dearden’s biography, covering 1914-1939 (the first part was entitled “The Wind of Circumstances”
Dease A With the French Red Cross
New York, Kennedy 1917
Delaporte S (ed). Les carnets de l'aspirant Laby, Medécin dans les tranchées. 28 juillet 1914 - 14 juillet 1919 (Notebooks of Probationer Laby, doctor in the trenches, 28th July 1914 – 14th July 1919)
Paris, Bayard, 2001
Lucien Laby served in most of the major engagements of the Western Front throughout the war, finally going down with “Spanish Flu” in July 1918. He recommenced his medical studies in Lyon the following year. Useful introduction by Stéphane Audoin-Rozeau
Delaporte S. Les médecins dans la Grande Guerre 1914-1918
Paris, Bayard, 2003
Dent O. A V.A.D. in France
London, Grant Richards Ltd, 1917
Depage H. La Vie d’Antoine Depage
Brussels, La Renaissance du Livre, 1956
A limited edition biography of a famous Belgian doctor. Analysis of the book is necessarily limited (our version is uncut)
Derby R. 'Wade in, Sanitary!', the story of a Division Surgeon in France
New York, Putnam, 1919
Derby was Division Surgeon to the Second Division, AEF, and describes a number of hospitals between the front line and Juilly, including the gas hospital (Field Hospital No 16) at Luzancy
Dexter M. In the soldier's service
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1918
Dixon J (intro). Little Grey Partridge
Aberdeen University Press, 1988
The First World War diary of Isobel Ross, who served with the Scottish Women’s Hospitals’ unit in Serbia
Dixon TB. The Enemy Fought Splendidly
Poole, Blandford Press, 1983
Dixon served as Surgeon to HMS Kent at the Falklands, 1914-15
Dodgson CA (ed.). First accounts of the front and fighting at Ypres 1916
? publisher, 1997
WWI letters from William Shaw Antliff, stretcher bearer with 9th Field Ambulance, Canada Expeditionary Force
Dolbey R.V. A Regimental Surgeon in War and Prison.
London, John Murray, 1917
MO with the KOSB. Captured at La Bassée during 1st Ypres
Duhamel G. Vie des Martyrs 1914-16
Paris, Mercure de France, 1918
Translated (Simmons F) as The New Book of Martyrs (New York, George H. Doran 1918). A moving account of injured French soldiers at hospitals near to the front line (in particular at Verdun), some of whom survived but many of whom did no (usually as the result of infection). Duhamel’s book is the medical equivalent of Henriette Rémi’s book “Hommes sans Visage”
Dunham F, Haigh RH, Turner PW (Eds). The long carry. The journal of stretcher bearer Frank Dunham 1916-1918.
London, Pergamon Press, 1970
Dunn JC. The War the Infantry Knew 1914-19
London, Janes Publishing, 1987
Dunn was medical officer to the 1st Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers, and served with Sassoon and Robert Graves. This book comprises the diaries of many men, as well as his own experiences. Hailed as the classic text on front line medical experience, it is often rather dull.
von Eiselsberg A. Lebenseg eines Chirugen (A Surgeon’s Life)
Tyrolia Verlag, 1949
Memoirs of WW1 medical experience
Estcourt Hughes J. Henry Simpson Newland. A biography
Melbourne, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1972
Chapter V details Newland’s war experience as a plastic surgeon at Sidcup
Eeman H. Captivité
Brussels, La Renaissance du Livre, 1984
Memoirs of a Belgian Ambassador. His captivity began on October 10, 1914. From October 1914 he was in Soltau prisoner camp (Germany). Sick, he was in the camp hospital between April and July 1915. In 1917, he worked as a nurse in the hospital of the Cassel camp; finally, sick again, he was evacuated to Switzerland, like many sick prisoners. Scarce testimony of medical services in prison camps in Germany.
Enke-Habermaas L. Drei Jahre im Lazarettzug, 1915-1918. Nach Tagebuchblättern (3 years in an ambulance train, 1915-1918. From diary sheets)
A tiny book of 30 pages, with photographic illustrations. As is common for books of this period it is in gothic script
Eydoux‑Demians M. In a French hospital
London, Fisher Unwin, 1915
Eydoux‑Demians M. Notes d’une Infirmière
Paris, Plon-Nourrit, 1915
Farmborough F. Nurse at the Russian Front. A diary 1914-1918
London, Constable, 1974
An interesting account illustrated by the author’s own photographs
Fenwick P. Gallipoli diary
Auckland, David Ling Publishing, 2000
Percival Fenwick was Director of New Zealand Medical Services, landing on the first NZ boat. The diary runs from 24th April to June 28th when he was posted to Egypt
Fèvre M. Guerre et Chirurgie. Souvenirs du blessé et du chirurgien
(France), SEGEP, 1953
Memoirs of WW1 and WW2.
Finzi K. Eighteen Months in the War Zone. The record of a woman’s work on the Western Front
London, Cassell, 1916
A diary from October 1914 to February 1916, when Kate Finzi returned to England through ill-health
Fitzroy Y. With the Scottish Nurses in Roumania.
London, J. Murray, 1918.
Florez, C de. No. 6: a few pages from the diary of an ambulance driver
New York, Dutton, 1918
Furse K. Hearts and Pomegranates: The Story of Forty-Five years 1875-1920.
London: Peter Davies, 1940.
Katherine Furse was Commandant in Chief of the Joint Women's VADs and several chapters relate to her work there
Gaëll R. Ces soutanes sous la mitraille. Scenes de guerre
Paris, Gautier, 1915
War account by a nurse-priest.
Gaéll R. Dans la bataille. Scène de guerre (Nouvelle série)
Niort, H Boulord, 1916
The second part of “Ces soutanes sous la mitraille”
Gallagher CJ (ed Mary E Malloy). The Cellars of Marcelcave: A Yank Doctor in the BEF
Shippensburg, PA, Burd Street Press, 1998
Gallagher describes the service of his grandfather Bernard from the Atlantic passage in late 1917 to the end of 1918. Serving in the front line, he was captured in the March 1918 retreat
Gervis H. Arms and the doctor, being the military experiences of a middle-aged medical man
London, Daniel, 1920
Gibbs Sir P. Realities of War.
London, Heinemann, 1920
Observations of a War correspondent
Gleason AH. Young Hilda at the wars.
New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1915.
Gleason AH. With the first War ambulance in Belgium.
New York, Burt, 1918
Gleichen H. Contacts and contrasts
London, John Murray, 1940
Autobiography of Helena Gleichen, daughter of the Prince and Princess Victor of Hohenlohe Langenburg. She trained as a radiographer at the outbreak of war, and worked on the Italian Front from 1915 to 1917; although the book tells of her life to 1939, a large part is devoted to her war experience
Godfroy L. Les
Cités Meurtries. Souvenirs d'Ambulance et de captivité (de Noyon à Holzminden)
Paris, L'Eclair (Coll. Champs de Bataille 1914-18), n.d.
Gosse P. Memoirs of a Camp Follower
London, Longmans, 1935.
Life as a Medical Officer on the Western Front and in India.
Got A. L'affaire Miss Cavell
Paris, Plon, 1921
Gower M F Duchess of Sutherland. Six weeks at the war
London, The Times, 1914
Grow MC. Surgeon Grow, an American in the Russian fighting
New York, Stokes, 1918
Malcolm Grow chose to join a front line Russian surgical team; some of his exploits, including a trench raid, were perhaps unethical! A vivid account of fighting on the Eastern Front
Gray T. Hospital days in Rouen
London, Cowans & Gray, 1919
Greeman E. Grandpa’s War. The French adventures of a World War 1 Ambulance driver
New York, Writers and Readers Publishing, 1992
Groc L. Les brancardiers du Bois le prêtre (Stretcher-bearers of Priests Wood)
(France), Rouff (Coll. Patrie #94), 1918
Guitton GSJ. Un preneur d'ames : Louis Lenoir, aumonier des marsouins, 1914-1917
Paris, J. de Gigord / Action Populaire / SPES, 1921
Gsell P. Edith Cavell
Paris, Larousse, 1916
Gummer S. The Chavasse Twins
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1963
The story of Noel Chavasse, VC and bar, and his twin brother Christopher, who became Bishop of Rochester
Hallam A&N (Eds). Lady Under Fire on the Western Front
London, Pen & Sword Books, 2010
Letters of Lady Dorothie Feilding, the twenty-five year old daughter of the Earl of Denbigh. She spent nearly four years on the Western Front in Belgium driving ambulances, and had the distinction of being became the first woman to be awarded the Military Medal for her bravery as well as the French Croix de Guerre and the Belgian Order of Leopold
Hand-Newton CT. A Physician in Peace and War
Christchurch, NM Peryer, 1967
Harden HSS. Faenza Rest Camp: a story of the Mediterranean L. of C.
London, Hutchinson, 1920
Hardon AF. 43bis. War Letters of an American V.A.D.
New York, Privately Printed 1927
Hargrave J. At Suvla Bay: Being the Notes & Sketches of Scenes, Characters & Adventures of the Dardanelles Campaign
London, Constable. 1916.
Appealing account by NCO of 32nd Field Ambulance, RAMC, 10th (Irish) Division
Harmer M. The Forgotten Hospital
Chichester, Springwood Books, 1982
By the son of Dr William Harmer, who worked at the Anglo-Russian Hospital established by Lady Muriel Paget. The hospital had a field arm and a base in Petrograd
Harrison CH. With the American Red Cross in France, 1918‑1919
Chicago, Seymour 1947
Hayward JD (late Capt., RAMC) The Liverpool Merchants’ Hospital in France 1915-1918
Liverpool, Daily Post Printers, c.1920
The mobile hospital subscribed by a group of Liverpool merchants and given to the War Office was established first at Etaples and later at Deauville. Account of experiences including aerial bombing and roll of staff
Hays HM. Cheerio!, an American medical officer with the British Army
New York, Knopf, 1919
Herringham Sir W. A Physician in France.
London, Edward Arnold, 1919
A senior physician who intersperses his medical experiences with astute observations on France and the French
High P (ed). Hospital Barges in France: Correspondence from a nursing Sister with the British Expeditionary Force during World War 1
Perth, Chavril Press, n.d.
Brief summary of the barge flotilla, with the letters home of Sister Millicent Peterkin. She joined her barge in February 1918 but there is no reference to the German attack of march, from which one may perhaps presume that the influence of this was minimal behind the lines
Higonnet MR (ed). Nurses at the Front. Writing the Wounds of the Great War
Boston, Northeastern University Press, 2001
Extracts from the writing of Ellen de Motte (The backwash of War) and Mary Borden (The Forbidden Zone) with a 38 page introduction by Margaret Higonnet, who also edited an anthology of women’s writings on WW1 (Lines of Fire)
Hill MA. The Wartime Diaries of Francis Henry Newman: A Medical Orderly 1915-1919
York, William Sessions, 2008
His W. German doctor at the Front
Harrisburg, National Service, 1933
Originally published as Die Front der Ärzte, Bielefeld, Velhagen und Klasing, 1931
Hoehling AA. Edith Cavell
London, Cassell & Co, 1958
Horton C (ed de Vack D). Stretcher Bearer: Fighting for Life in the Trenches
Lion Hudson, 2013
Edited diaries of Charles Horton
Huard FW. My home in the field of mercy
New York, George H Doran Co, 1917
Sequel to “My home in the field of honour”, this book by the Chatelaine of the Chateau de Villiers, near Charly sur Marne, describes the use of the chateau as a Red Cross hospital
Hungerford E. With the doughboy in France: a few chapters of an American effort
New York, Macmillan 1920
Hutton IE. With a woman's unit in Serbia, Salonika and Sebastopol
London, Williams & Norgate 1928
Ibid. Memories of a Doctor in War and Peace
London, Heinemann, 1960
Chapters 14-19 cover her WW1 experience
Hutchinson W. The Doctor in war
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1918
The author visited and studied medical arrangements on the Western Fronts in 1917, writing this account of medical experience. One chapter entitled “New Faces for Old” outlines some facial surgery techniques. It is comprehensive, but marred by repetition and a virulent writing style in which women are patronised and the Hun is vilified. Special loathing and contempt is reserved for prostitutes; he quotes “experimental examinations” that show up to three-quarters as being feeble minded, and suggests that if detected early (by screening tests between the ages of nine and eleven) they could be segregated and educated in special colonies until the age of forty-five.
Huxtable C. From the Somme to Singapore: A Medical Officer in two World Wars
London, Kangaroo Press, 1987 (Costello ed 1988)
Huxtable served with the 2nd Battn, Lancashire Fusiliers
Imbrie RW. Behind the wheel of a war ambulance
New York, McBride, 1918
Javal A. La Grande Pagaïe (1914-1918)
Paris, Denoël, 1937
Jeans TT. Reminiscences of a Naval Surgeon
London, Sampson Low, 1927.
Surgeon Rear-Admiral on hospital ship in Turkey.
Judd JR. With the American Ambulance in France
Honolulu, Star-Bulletin Press, 1919
An interesting book (with graphic cover), Judd describes his work at the American Hospitals at Neuilly and Juilly, and incorporates a number of eyewitness accounts of injury
Kahn A. Journal de guerre d'un Juif patriote.1914-1918
France, Jean-Claude Simoën, 1978
The author, a French advocate, was a stretcher-bearer during WW1. His diary is mainly about the 1914-15 period, when he was on the front line in Artois, near Ypres and in Champagne.
Kay S. Froth and Bubble
Sydney, privately printed, 1918
A small pamphlet describing a few episodes of hospital work (largely in the Middle East) written by a major in the AAMC
Kennard, Lady. A Roumanian Diary. 1915, 1916,1917
London, William Heinemann, 1917
Includes an account of Red cross Hospitals and their work
Keynes G. The Gates of Memory
Oxford & New York, 1981
Autobiography of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, surgeon and bibliophile, who was related by marriage to the Darwin family and had a large circle of friends and acquaintances including Rupert Brooke (for whose literary estate he was Trustee) and Siegfried Sassoon. Chapter 11 relates his WW1 surgical experience
King H. One Woman at War. Letters of Olive King 1915-1920
Melbourne, University Press 1986
Letters of an independent-minded Australian girl. After working in France and the Balkans with the Scottish Women's Hospitals she joined the Serbian army as a driver attached to the Medical Service based in Salonika
Klein F. The Diary of a French Army Chaplain.
London, Andrew Melrose Ltd, 1915
ibid. La Guerre vue d'une Ambulance
Paris, A. Colin, 1915
Account of the first months of WW1 at American Ambulance in Neuilly. Not seen, but possibly the original French version of the first
Klein F. Les douleurs qui esperent
Paris, Librairie Académique Perrin, n.d.
By the same author
Koch HB. Militant Angel
NY, Macmillan Company 1951
Biography of Annie W. Goodrich, suffragist and pacifist, and the organizer and dean of the Army School of Nursing (created in 1918). Pages 83-112 cover U.S. Army nursing during World War I and the Army School of Nursing.
Kugler F. Erlebnisse eines Schweizers in
den Dardanellen und an der französischen
Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1916
Labry R. Avec l'armée serbe en retraite à travers l'Albanie et le Montenegro. Journal de route d'un officier d'administration de la mission medicale francaise en Serbie
Paris, Perrin, 1916
La Motte EN. Backwash of war
New York, Putnam, 1934
de Launoy J. Infirmières de Guerre en Service Commandé (front de 14 à 18).
Bruxelles, L’Édition Universelle, no date
The preface indicates this was written in 1937. In diary form, it recounts work at La Panne and Vinckem with Dr Antoine Depage
Laval E. Souvenirs d’un médecin-major, 1914-1917
Paris, Payot, 1932
Édouard Laval was a colonel in the reserve; this book is his diary. It is one of a large collection of “mémoires, etudes et documents pour server à l’histoire de la guerre mondiale” from the same publisher
Laveille ESJ. Au service des blesses, 1914-1918
Bruxelles-Paris, Action Catholique-Libr. Giraudon, 1923:
Life and death of 13 very young Belgian Jesuits killed during World War I, during which they served as stretcher-bearers in the Belgian Army.
Lawrence M. Shadow of swords: a biography of Elsie Inglis.
London, Michael Joseph, 1971.
Layton TB. Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, Bt. An enquiry into the mind and influence of a surgeon
Edinburgh, Livingstone, 1956
Arbuthnot Lane was head of army surgery in the Great War, and instrumental in supporting Gillies and the development of a specialist facial injury hospital at Sidcup
Lee RI. Letters from Roger I. Lee, Lt. Col, U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1917-1918.
Privately Printed, Brookline, MA, 1962.
Leneman L. Elsie Inglis
Edinburgh, NMS Publishing, 1998
Modern biography of the founder of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals from a series of “readable biographies of famous Scots”
Leng W St Q. S.S.A.10: notes on the work of a British Volunteer Ambulance convoy with the French Army
The author was a volunteer ambulance driver with the 2nd French Army (of Verdun), and was awarded the Croix de Guerre
Léri A. Les Commotions et emotions de Guerre
Paris, Masson, 1918
Describes cases of early psychoneurosis & discusses the relation between physical and mental causes
Lesceux H. Sous le signe de la Croix-Rouge. Journal d'un brancardier de la Grande Guerre
Chimay (Belgium), Hubert-Macq, 1961
Lewis TE. Twelve months in an Army Hospital
Washington DC, Gruver, 1921
Lindsay D. The Leafy Tree. My Family
Melbourne, FW Cheshire, 1965
Account by Daryl Lindsay of his life and family. The whole family was artistic; Lindsay began his war service with the ASC and was recruited as a War Artists himself through the efforts of Will Dyson, married to his sister Ruby. His appointment to Sidcup came as the result of a chance meeting and he describes his time there in Chapter 9, along with Ruby’s death from Spanish flu
De L'Isle A. Leaves from a V.A.D.'s Diary
Elliot Stock, 1922.
Impressions & recollections – some amusing, many evocative – of wartime work in a military hospital that "like many others, had been a family mansion. The owner had lent it 'for the duration.'
Livingston St C, Steen-Hansen I. Under three flags: with the Red Cross in France
London, Macmillan 1916
Lord JR. The story of the war hospital, Epsom
London, Heinemann, 1920
Luard KE. Unknown Warriors.
London, Chatto & Windus, 1930
Lucas EV. Outposts of mercy: the record of a visit in 1916 to the various units
of the British Red Cross in Italy
London, Methuen 1917
A tiny card backed book by a famous travel writer. He notes that there was a facial injury hospital at Udine, but no records appear to survive relating to this
Mann S (ed). The war diary of Clare Gass, 1915-1918.
Montreal & London, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000
Clare Gass served at the 3rd Canadian General Hospital (among others) where the head of Medicine was John McCrae
K. Father Figures: A Volume of Autobiography.
London, Hutchinson 1966
Kingsley Martin inherited from his father the faith that individual conscience comes before State, or Party or worldly success. A passionate pacifist in WWI, he was a member of the Friends' Ambulance Unit, and describes the strange life of an ambulance orderly in France in 1917-18. In the years that followed he attended Cambridge and after taking his degree he went into teaching and writing on the illusion of power to be won in politics.
McCombe J, Menzies AF. Medical service at the Front
Philadelphia, Lea, 1918
McDougall, G. A nurse at the war: nursing adventures in Belgium and France
New York, Robert M. McBride, 1917
Grace McDougall, a FANY, worked for Belgian hospitals
Macfarlane N. Ian Macfarlane. Soldier and Medical Missionary
London, Religious Tract Society, 1935
One of a series of “Beacon Biographies published by the Society. Compiled from diaries and letters, the latter part of the book details Macfarlane’s work in France and Egypt. He died of typhus on July 18th 1917 at the age of 29
Mackenna RW. Through a Tent Door
London, John Murray, 1920
Mackenna was a gynaecologist who was called up in 1914, served at the Fazackerley Hospital, Liverpool until 1917 and was then posted to the 57th General Hospital in Boulogne. The book is based on this posting
Maclaren ES. Elsie Inglis, the Woman with the Torch (Pioneers of Progress series)
London, S.P.C.K, 1920.
Macnaughtan S. A woman's diary of the war
London, Nelson, 1915
Macnaughtan S. My war experiences in two continents
London, John Murray, 1919
Macqueen JM. Our war, being the experiences in France of a specialist sanitary officer
Halesowen, MacQueen, 1931
Rare privately printed memoir & a most unusual viewpoint of RAMC TF officer appointed OC 51st Highland Division Sanitary Section. Served France 1915-18: "Our war involved us in a ceaseless attack on the camping grounds & lurking places of the agents of disease" - unglamourous but essential work, from education of troops in personal hygiene (some of the Highlanders took exception it seems) to disposal of waste matter, provision of latrines, prevention of disease &c. Much of interest on life in the war zone (notes from Turner Donovan Books)
Magnien J. Le 6ème bataillon de chasseurs à pied de Vincennes, 1914-1918. Feuilles de route de l'ancien Sergent Brancardier
Paris, Almanach du Combattant, no date (1936)
von Malade T. ."Feldarzt". von Amiens bis Aleppo
Munich, Lehnann's 1930
Malade was an surgeon [Feldarzt] with the German Army; this is his diary which begins in August 1914 with the invasion of France and ends in Mesopotamia in 1917. In between he served in Russia, Lorraine, Turkey, and the Dardanelles, etc.
Malcolm I. War pictures behind the lines
New York, Dutton, 1915
Manion RJ. A surgeon in arms
New York, Appleton, 1918
Experiences of a Canadian RAMC officer who served (according to a pencilled addendum in our copy) in the 21st Battalion, CEF
Martin AA. A Surgeon in Khaki
London, Arnold, 1915
Martin worked at the No 6 Hospital, Rouen
Martin P-A. Albert Martin (1866-1948). Souvenirs d’un chirurgien de la Grande Guerre
Luneray, Editions Bertout, 1996
Based on Martin’s diaries. He was a friend and colleague of Georges Duhamel (q.v.)
Martin‑Nicholson, Sister. My experiences on three Fronts
London, Allen & Unwin, 1916
Matthews G. Experiences of a Woman Doctor in Serbia
Mills & Boon, 1916
Caroline Matthews served with the Serbian Army Field Unit, staying behind at the evacuation of Kragujevatz and staying at the Uzsitei Hospital
Maugny, Comtesse Clément de. Au Royaume du Bistouri
Geneva, Henn, n.d.(1919)
Album of cartoons about life of nurses at the front. Preface by Marcel Proust (who published nothing during the war)
Maufrais L (Ed. Martine Veillet). J'étais médecin dans les tranchées.
Paris, Robert Laffont, 2008
Louis Maufrais’ medical career was interrupted by the outbreak of war and he spent his early career as a medical officer in the tranches. This book is edited by his granddaughter, who discovered the tapes made by Maufrais recounting his experience, and transcribed them
McEwen Y. It’s a Long Way to Tipperary: British and Irish Nurses in the Great War
Dunfermline, Cualann Press, 2006
McQueen JM. Our War: Being the Experiences in France of a specialist Sanitary Officer with the 51st Highland Division & with the 17th Corps in which were at sundry times various Divisions and notably the 17th Northern English Division
Dudley, Tom Price (printer), n.d. (c.1931)
Privately printed memoir of an RAMC TF sanitary officer
Members of Her Majesty Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Nursing Service.
Reminiscent Sketches 1914 to 1919
London, John Bale, Sons & Danielsson Ltd, 1922
Muenier P-A. L'angoisse de Verdun. Notes d'un conducteur d'auto-sanitaire
Nancy, Presses Universitaires, 1991: Second ed. (First ed.: 1919)
Millard S. I saw them die
London, Harrap, 1936
Memoir of a US nurse written around her 1918 diary and based on experience of a hospital eight miles behind the front
Mills, AH. Hospital days
London, Fisher Unwin, 1916
Mitchell C van S. With a military ambulance in France, 1914‑1915
Princeton NJ, Princeton Banner Press, 1915
Mitton GE (ed). The cellar‑house of Pervyse
London, A&C Black, 1917
Describes the work of Baroness de T’Serclaes and Mairi Chisholm, who set up an advance first aid post for the Belgian Army in Flanders
Mompezat M. Ambulance H24
Paris, Librairie Gallimard, 1930
Account of a military ambulance during WW1.
Moran, Lord. The Anatomy of Courage.
London, Constable & Co, 1945
An essay of great stature on courage, and the lack of it. Charles Wilson, Lord Moran, served with the Royal Fusiliers for two years before being posted to a base hospital
Moon ERP. Four weeks as acting Commandant at the Belgian Field Hospital
London, Humphreys, 1915
Moore W. The thin yellow line
London, Leo Cooper, 1974
Moran H. Viewless Winds. Being the Recollections and Digressions of an Australian Surgeon
London, Peter Davies, 1939
Herbert Moran captained the first amateur Australian rugby team to visit the UK (in 1908). Posted to Aldershot, he subsequently served at Gallipoli and in Mesopotamia
Moynihan M (Ed). A Place called Armageddon. Letters from the Great War
Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1975
Contains a chapter about Capt J.S.S. Martin, RAMC, who was present during the siege of Kut
Muir JR. Years of Experience
London, Paul Allen, 1936.
Surgeon Rear-Admiral Muir’s experience was in England and the North Sea fleet
Muir W. The Happy Hospital.
London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1918
Muir W. Observations of an Orderly
London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1917
Two brilliantly written accounts of work at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth, London. Muir was also Editor of the hospital’s journal, in which “The Doings of Donovan” first appeared.
Munthe A. Red Cross and Iron Cross
London, John Murray, 1916
Axel Munthe was author of “The Story of San Michele”, his postwar retreat on the island of Capri
Munthe G, Uexkull G. (trans.M Munthe & Lord Sudley). The story of Axel Munthe.
New York, E.P Dutton & Co, 1953.
Axel Munthe served with the Red Cross at the front during World War I, and was author of Red Cross and Iron Cross (q.v.). Gustaf Munthe was his son.)
“My Sergeant”. Mildmay Park. Episodes of a Doughboy in a London Hospital
Boston, Richard G Badger, 1920
The cover introduction begins “”A book with a distinctly French flavor which glides lightly and daringly over the little love adventures of an ingenuous American doughboy while convalescing in a London Hospital”. Mostly about the girls he fancied, and women of the street, and full of lust
Nasmith GG. On the fringe of the great fight
New York, Doran, 1918
N.D.M. Two Years After. Or Twelve Months of Armageddon. Some reminiscences of a Temporary Regimental
Printed for private circulation only, 1918
O Brian AL. No glory: Letters from France, 1917‑1919
Buffalo, Airport, 1936
Orcutt PD. White road of mystery: the note‑book of an American ambulancier
London, John Lane, 1918
The author was an ambulance driver with American Field Service Section 31, with the French Army in the Verdun region
Osburn AC. Unwilling passenger
London, Faber & Faber, 1932
Arthur Osburn was a regular RAMC officer with the 4th Dragoon Guards, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, and later on the staff of the 20th (Light) Division
Norec A. Miss Cavell, Heroine et Martyre
Paris, Rouff (Coll. Patrie #3), 1917
O’Rorke BG. In the Hands of the Enemy: being the experiences of a prisoner of war
London, Longmans, 1916
O’Rorke was chaplain of the 4th Field Ambulance, captured with the wounded of the Coldstream Guards at Landrecies and held at Torgau, Burg and Magdeburg. He was repatriated in 1915
“The Padre”. Fifty Thousand Miles on a Hospital Ship.
London, The Religious Tract Society, 1917
Experiences of a hospital ship chaplain in the Mediterranean
Paget S. Sir Victor Horsley
London, Constable, 1919.
Biography of Sir Victor Horsley, who was a consultant to the Expeditionary Force in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
Pengelly E. Nursing in peace and war.
Wellington, NZ, H. Tombs, 1956.
Chiefly nursing in the First World War with diary extracts.
Perret J. La mort d'un prêtre-soldat, L'Abbé Joseph Cottancin (1881-1916), professeur de rhétorique à l'Institution Victor de Laprade à Montbuison, brancardier divisionnaire, blessé mortellement au fort de Tavannes le 12 juin 1916
Montbuison (France), Eleuthère Brassart, 1917
Pierrelle C. Pour l’âme des soldats. Lettres à un filleul de Guerre. Aux infirmières de France et à leurs blessés
Paris & Lyon, Beauchesnes et Nouvellet, 1917
Our copy bears an autograph signature
Platoon Commander (pseud). Hospital days
London, T Fisher Unwin, 1916
A series of sketches, some published in the “Westminster Gazette” and “Daily Mail”, describing the progress of a casualty from the front to the end of his treatment. The lavish facilities (and food) of his London convalescence suggest the “Commander” had significant private means
Plenz PG. Kriegsbriefe eines Feldarztes der Armee Hindenburg (War letters from a field doctor in Hindenburg’s army)
Poisot M. Mon journal de guerre: 1914-1918
WW1 personal narrative of a French doctor. Facsimile of the manuscript.
Pound R. Gillies: Surgeon Extraordinary.
London, Michael Joseph, 1964
The biography of Sir Harold Gillies, chief surgeon at the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup, and regarded as the father of 20th Century plastic surgery
Prentice S. Padre: A Red Cross Chaplain
New York, Dutton, 1919
Ramsay J (Capt RAMC). The Outside Edge of Battle. Some recollections of a Casualty Clearing Station
Blackburn, The Standard Press, 1919
The author was attached to the East Lancs (64 CCS) in 1917
Ramsay, Ron J. ( ed. ) Hell, Hope and Heroes. Life in the Field Ambulance in World War I -- the Memoirs of Private Roy Ramsay A.I.F
Australia, Rosenberg Publishing Pty. Ltd
In 1915, Private Roy Ramsay, freshly trained at a camp near Brisbane, set sail from Australia for the Middle East with the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance. Serving on hospital ships in the Dardanelles and evacuating a mounting number of sick and wounded, he learns about the battles from the wounded. Serving with the 1st Division 3rd Field Ambulance on the Western Front, he goes through Pozieres and other major set-piece battles of trench warfare. Attached to Dressing Stations just behind the front line Roy is able to keep in touch with his mates and with the AIF's overall tactical situation. With the Australians now united in one corps under General Monash and despite constantly decreasing numbers, they play a key role during the last six months of the war in driving the Germans back to the Hindenburg Line. This account of Roy's life was edited from his diaries by his son
Ray AC (ed) “R.A.L.” Letters of a Canadian Stretcher Bearer
Boston, Little, Brown & Co, 1918
R.A.L. saw service at No 3 Canadian General Hospital at Boulogne before moving up to the front. He was gassed near Lens on 23rd August 1917. A remarkably frank account, no holds barred
Reckitt HJ. V.R.76, a French military hospital
London, Heinemann, 1921
Rémi H. Hommes sans visage.
Lausanne, SPES, 1942
In this short paperback Henriette Rémi describes her experiences as a nursing assistant at an unnamed French hospital for facial injuries. The descriptions of the torment endured by the injured as they face rejection by their loved ones is harrowing in the extreme
Riemann H. Schwester der Vierten Armee. Ein Kriegstagebuch. (Sister in the Fourth Army: a diary)
Berlin, Karl Vogels Verlag, 1930
Rice PS. An American crusader at Verdun
Princeton, Princeton UP, 1918
(previously published as: An ambulance driver in France)
Robinson, W J. My fourteen months at the front: an American's baptism of fire
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916
Roger N.. Carnets d’une infirmière
Paris, Attinger, 1916
Rorie D. A Medico's Luck in the War.
Aberdeen, Milne & Hutchinson, 1929
Served with the 51st (Highland) Division, and describes Givenchy, Beaumont Hamel, Cambrai and the battles of 1918
Rote NF. Nurse Helen Fairchild World War One 1917-1918
Lewisburg, Pa, Privately printed, 2006
Helen Fairchild served as a nurse in a CCS before assisting Dr Harte, Director of Base Hospital 10. She died of liver failure as the result of chloroform poisoning, following surgery. This account contains a great wealth of detail about medical conditions at the front and many illustrations, including a photograph of her funeral
Roussel-Lepine J. Une Ambulance de Gare. Croquis des premiers jours de guerre
Paris, Plon, 1916
Description of a hospital in the Ile de France
Rutherford NJC. Memories of an Army Surgeon
Recollections from Salonika
Ryan E. Haig's Medical Officer: The Papers of Colonel Eugene 'Micky' Ryan CMG DSO RAMC
London, Pen & Sword Books, 2013
Ryan became Medical Officer to HQ 1 Corps under Haig in August 1914 and, when Haig took command of 1st Army in December 1914, Ryan moved with him. Ryan also saw service commanding two Casualty Clearing Centres before being appointed Medical Officer to the C in C (Haig) in September 1916 and remained in this key post until April 1919. Ryan was in effect the Haig family doctor delivering Lady Haig's long awaited son and heir in March 1918.
Ryder R. Edith Cavell
London, Hamish Hamilton, 1973
St Clair W (ed St Clair J). The Road to St Julien
Barnsley, Pen & Sword Books, 2004
Edited letters of a stretcher-bearer covering the entire war
Sandes F. The Autobiography of a Woman Soldier. A brief record of adventure with the Serbian army 1916-1919
New York, Frederick A Stokes, 1928
Schwander M. Dans la Tourmente. Avec les Belges pendant la Guerre mondiale (septembre 1914 - décembre 1915)
Paris-Neuchatel, ca. 1919
The author was a nurse, member of the "Alliance Suisse des Gardes-Malades".
Sergeant ES. Shadow‑shapes, the journal of a wounded woman, October 1918‑May 1919
Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1920
Shield H. War Diary, 12 August-25 October, 1914.
Privately printed, 1915
A dramatic account of the retreat from Mons. The author, a medical officer, was killed on 26 October.
Shiveley GJ (ed). Record of the S.S.U.585 Yale ambulance unit with the French
New York, Brick Row, 1920
Sinclair M. A journal of impressions: record of experiences with a field ambulance in the autumn of 1914.
London, Hutchinson; New York, Macmillan, 1915
Smith LN. Four Years out of Life
London, Philip Allan, 1921
Nursing experiences on the Western Front, illustrated by the Author’s own atmospheric woodcuts
Soulacroix T. Notes de Guerre et d'Ambulance
Paris, Lethielleux, 1916
Souttar HS. A Surgeon in Belgium.
London, Edward Arnold, 1915
Experiences with the Belgian Field Ambulance service
Spackman RA (ed Spackman A) Captured at Kut, Prisoner of the Turks
London, Pen & Sword Books, 2009
Record of the Medical Officer of an Indian infantry battalion in Mesopotamia
Sparrow G, Macbean Ross JN. On Four Fronts with the Royal Naval Division
London,, New York & Toronto, Hodder & Stoughton, 1918
The Foreword to this account of the RND by two Divisional surgeons, written by Surgeon-General Sir James Porter, calls this “an absorbing and realistic narrative of stirring times”. The authors self-deprecatingly call it “these rambling notes”. It is part description of events from Antwerp through Gallipoli to Salonika and then France, and part medical notes on duties, aliments and psychology
Speakman MAV. Memories. Experiences of American hospital service in France
Wilmington, The Greenwood Bookshop, 1937
Written by the wife of Dr William Speakman, a dental surgeon who served with the AEF following volunteer service in France. Contains a description of facial injuries that Speakman encountered at Neuilly, and personal accounts of the soldiers who were so injured
Spearing EM. From Cambridge to Camiers under the Red Cross
Cambridge, W Heffer & Sons, 1917
Account of nursing in Cambridge (the author was a fellow of Newnham College, and the draft of one of her books perished at the printers in Louvain when that town was overrun by the Germans) and in France. She numbered the Scots as her favourite patients, followed by Londoners
Spiegl P (ed). Elsie Fenwick in Flanders. The Diaries of a Nurse 1915-1918
Stamford, Spiegl Press, 1980
Elsie Fenwick served with the Red Cross at La Panne, beginning as a probationer and finishing as head sister on a surgical ward of 80 beds
“Staff Nurse”. “Scottie” and some others.
London, W&R Chambers, 1919
Portraits of patients
Stephens H et al. Two years with the French Army. Section Sanitaire Anglaise 19
London, The Pelican press, 1919
Subtitled “An Account of the work of a Motor-Ambulance Convoy of the friends’ Ambulance Unit, B.R.C.S., 1916-1918. Covers several areas; includes a list of members (and, curiously, their postwar addresses)and describes both the work of the Unit and its social life
Stephenson W. A Memoir of the Rev. W.H. Norman M.A.
privately printed, n.d.
A sergeant in the RAMC, Norman had served in France during 1915-16 until invalided by neuritis and rheumatism. He was lost at sea while returning to service in Egypt on the Transylvania when it was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on 4th May 1917
Stevenson B. Betty Stevenson, Y.M.C.A. Croix De Guerre AVEC Palme. Sept. 3, 1896 - MAY 30, 1918.
London, Longmans, 1920.
Important letters from the young Betty Stevenson, a nurse, to her family - written in France where she worked with the Y.M.C.A. from early 1916 to May 1918 when she was killed in a bombing raid near Etaples.
Stevenson WY. At the Front in a Flivver
Boston & New York, Houghton & Mifflin, 1917
Account by the financial editor of a Philadelphia newspaper of his experiences as an ambulancier with the French from March to December 1916. He ended the war as head of Section I
Stevenson WY. From “Poilu” to “Yank”
Boston & New York, Houghton & Mifflin, 1918
Follow-up to “At the Front”
Stimson JC. Finding themselves: the letters of an American Army Chief Nurse in a British Hospital in France
New York, Macmillan, 1919; 2nd printing 1927
Stobart MA. The Flaming Sword in Serbia and elsewhere
Hodder & Stoughton, 1916
Stull Holt W. The Great War at Home and Abroad: the World War 1 diaries and letters of W. Stull Holt
NY, Sunflower University Press, 1998
Sturzenegger (G.) La Serbie en guerre, 1914-1916. episodes vécus et illustrés de 120 photographes par une suissesse allemande au service de la Croix-Rouge,
Neuchâtel, Delachaux & Niestlé, 1916
Unusually well illustrated
“Sullivan RN. "Somewhere in France": personal letters of Reginald Nöel Sullivan S. S. U. 65 of the American ambulance field service.
San Francisco, printed for private circulation, 1917.
Sutton-Pickhard MF. France in War Time 1914-1915
London, Methuen, 1915
Maud Sutton-Pickhard was a Red Cross nurse with British troops
Swayne ML. In Mesopotamia
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1918
Tanner WE. Sir W. Arbuthnot Lane, Bart. His Life and Work
London, Baillière Tindall and Cox, 1946
Biography of the head of army surgery in WW1, but curiously lacking much mention of his war work although the credit for the development of the Queen's Hospital Sidcup is attributed to Lane and Henry Tonks.
Tayler H. A Scottish Nurse at work. Being a record of what one semi-trained nurse has be privileged to see and do during four and a half years of war
London, Lane, 1920
Tennent RJ. Red Herrings of 1918.
Based on the letters to her parents from Josephine Tennant, née Pennell, a female ambulance driver serving with the British Red Cross. As a member of the BRCS St Omer Convoy she was awarded the Military Medal for her work in a night air raid on the town
Thompson B. Four months in Italy in wartime
London, Lane, 1920
de T’Serclaes, Baroness. Flanders and Other Fields
London, George Harrap, 1964
Autobiography detailing front line nursing in Belgium (Chapters 4-11)
Teichman O. Diary of a Yeomanry M.O., Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine and Italy
London, Fisher Unwin, 1921
Thans H. Mijn Oorlog (My War)
Mechelen (Belgium), S. Franciscus Drukkerij 1934
Memoirs of the author, a Flemish priest, who was sent, during World War I to the 'Centre d'Instruction Brancardiers Infirmiers' at Anvours (France) and then served at the Cabour front-hospital in Adinkerke (on the Belgian-France border). Text in Dutch.
Thayer WR et al. The Edith Cavell Nurse from Massachusetts: A Record of One Year's Personal Service with the B.E.F. in France
Boston, W.A Butterfield, 1917
Thomson, Major-Médecin Louis-L. La retraite de Serbie (octobre-décembre 1915) ; Mémoires et récits de guerre
Paris, Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1916
It is sad to find such a book for sale uncut
Thurston V. Field Hospital and Flying Column. Being the Journal of a Nursing Sister in Belgium & Russia
London & New York, G.P.Putnam’s Sons, 1916
Violetta Thurston was in Brussels when the German forces arrived and continued nursing duties until sent across Germany to Denmark, thence to Poland and Russia, where she was slightly wounded by a German bomb.
Thurston V. The Hounds of War Unleashed. A Nurse’s account of life on the Eastern Front during the 1914-1918 war.
Cornwall, United Writers, 1978
Tilton, M. The Grey Battalion.
Sydney, Australia, Angus & Robertson, 1934.
The experiences of an Australian Army Nursing Sister during World War I, 1915 to 1918
Toland ED. The aftermath of battle: with the Red Cross in France
London, Macmillan, 1916
Posted to the hospital established in the Majestic Hotel, Paris, Toland describes the early management of facial injuries, the effects of delay in treatment, and tetanus before anti-tetanic serum became available. He later transferred to the Harjes Ambulance Corps. One recollection is of being asked, in the operating theatre, to light a cigar to hide the smell of a septic wound
Tubby AH. A Consulting Surgeon in the Near East
London, Christophers, 1920
The Author served in the Mediterranean and Egyptian Expeditionary Forces between 1915 and 1919
Ussher CD, Knapp GH. An American Physician in Turkey: A Narrative of Adventures in Peace And in War
Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917.
Reprint version by JC & AL Fawcett, 1990
Van Bergen L. Zacht en eervol, Lijden en sterven in een Grote Oorlog. (Gentle and honourful, suffering and dying in the Great War)
Den Haag & Antwerpen, Standaard Uitgeverij, 1999
Translated as “Before my Helpless Sight: Suffering, Dying and Military medicine on the Western front, 1914-1918” (Farnham, Ashgate Publishing, 2009)
van Bevervoorde - van Rappard AL. Souvenirs et impressions d'une infirmière de pays neutre en France pendant les années de guerre 1916 et 1917.
Rotterdam, Impr. Veuve S Benedictus, 1917.
Memoirs of a member of the Dutch nobility, working for the French Red Cross.
Van Den Steen (Comtesse). Mon Journal d’Infirmière aout-novembre 1914.
Bruxelles, Office de Publicité, 1937
War diary of a leading nurse on the Belgian front and in Poperinghe
van Tienhoven A. Avec les Serbes, 1914-16. Journal de guerre d'un chirurgien
Various authors. Livre Jubilaire publié en l'honneur du Docteur Paul Derache, Lieutenant Genéral Medécin
Paul Derache was, with Antoine Depage, the most famous Belgian doctor working on the battlefield during WW1
Vivian EC. With the Royal Army Medical Corps at the Front
Hodder & Stoughton (Daily Telegraph War Books), 1914
Voigt FA. Combed Out.
London, Jonathan Cape, 1920 (Travellers’ Library ed.1929)
Contains a graphic account of orderly work in a CCS
Voivenel P. (ed Canini G). A Verdun avec la 67 DR
Nancy, Presses Universitaires de Nancy, 1991
Voivenel P. Le médecin devant la douleur et devant la mort.
Paris, Libraire des Champs-Élysées, 1934
Walker HFB. A Doctor's Diary in Damaraland
London, E. Arnold, 1917.
The story of a mounted Brigade Field Ambulance with Gen. Botha in 1915.
Ward H. Mr Poilu. Notes and Sketches with the Fighting French
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916
Herbert Ward left school at 16 and after further education in the Antipodes (“in a university of struggle and hardship”, being variously a miner, stock-rider and gymnast in a circus) he took to the sea. Thereafter he went into Africa and joined Stanley on the expedition to relieve Emin Pasha in the Sudan. He married in America in 1900 and moved to Paris to pursue his interest in sculpture. Ward lost one son at Neuve Chapelle and another, in the RFC, was wounded. He lent his French house to the Red Cross and joined No 3 Convoy of the British Ambulance Committee which operated under the French army at Gérardmer, subsequently returning to the USA to lecture and raise funds for the American War Relief Clearing House in Paris
Watkins OS. With French in France and Flanders. Being the experience of a chaplain attached to a Field Ambulance
London, Charles H. Kelly, 1915
The author accompanied the 14th Field Ambulance from mobilisation in August 1914 to Ypres in 1915
Watson F. The Life of Sir Robert Jones.
Baltimore, William Wood & Co, 1934.
Sir Robert Jones (1857-1933) was a pioneer in surgery and orthopaedics. There is much material on his work with disabled soldiers in World War I.
Weihmann M. In allen Sätteln. Reiterbuch eines deutschen Artzes (On all saddles. Riding book of a German doctor)
Leipzig, Paul List, 1937
The author rode with artillery which fought against T. E. Lawrence.
Weiss L. Memoires d'une Européenne Petite Fille du Siècle 1893-1919
Paris, Albin Michel, 1978
First of six volumes of memoirs of one of the women of this century who were the most involved in the political and artistic history of Europe. Pp 171-233 are devoted to her WW1 nursing experience
Wenzel M, Cornish J. Auntie Mabel’s War. An account of her part in the Hostilities of 1914-18
Allen Lane, 1980
The story of Mabel Jeffery, who served as a nurse in Northern France and the Balkans with the Scottish Women’s Hospital
Werner MR. “Orderly!”
New York, Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith, 1930
Life in a Normandy base hospital during 1917-1919
Westerdale TLB. Under the Red Cross flag
London, C.H.Kelly 1915
Westmann S. Surgeon with the Kaiser’s Army
London, Wm Kimber, 1968
Westmann settled in England, but this book relates his experiences in the German front line
A thorough study of German wounded , their rehabilitation and support services between the wars. It is a sad tale; “organised benevolence failed partly because it was torpedoed by Germany’s governing elites in the early 1930s”
Wight OB (ed). On active service with Base Hospital U.S. Army, March 20, 1918,
to May 25, 1919
Portland, Arcady 1919
Wignall E (ed Harrison C). Diary and notes from the Great War 1914-1918
Privately compiled, 1999
Transcript of the diaries of QMS Edgar Wignall, 51st Field Ambulance
Wilder A. Armageddon Revisited.
New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1994
Amos Wilder’s initial experience of the war was as an ambulance driver on the Western Front and in Macedonia
Wilson-Simmie K. Lights Out! The Memoir of Nursing Sister Kate Wilson, Canadian Army medical Corps 1915-1917
Ottawa, Mikra Publishing, 1981 (2nd edition CEF Books, 2004)
One of two CAMC nursing memoirs, it covers the Canadian hospitals sent to Lemnos for the Gallipoli campaign
Wilson RM. Doctor's Progress
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1938.
Autobiography of a doctor turned journalist. Wilson was “extracted” from medicine by Lord Northcliffe and became a British war correspondent in France. Initially turned down for active service because of a heart murmur he was later accepted into the R.A.M.C. and worked with James Mackenzie on cardiac problems and with Byam and others on trench-fever. This work was published by R.P. Strong (q.v.)
Winant C. A Soldier's Manuscript.
Boston, Privately Printed, 1929.
Cornelius Winant served as an ambulance driver in France during World War I, and was twice imprisoned in German prison camps.
Winthrop Young G. The Grace of Forgetting
London, Country Life, 1953
Writer and war correspondent, Young was moved by the plight of Ypres and joined the Friends Ambulance Unit, working both in Ypres and on the Italian Front
Wolfrom M (Marthe Amalbert). Geneviève Hennet de Goutel
Paris, Gabriel Beauchene, 1926
Geneviève Hennet de Goutel was a nurse on several battle fronts during WWI. She died following a febrile illness in Romania
Yapp CB (ed). Nos chers blessés. Une infirmière dans la Grande Guerre
Saint-Cyr-sur Loire, Alan Sutton, 2002
Taken from the journal of Claudine Bourcier, who nursed at Biarritz and the front and wrote in school exercise books as if to her 6 year old grandson
Young FB. Marching on Tanga (With General Smuts in East Africa)
London, Collins, 1917
Francis Brett Young was medical officer to the 2nd Rhodesian Regiment. The book describes the cat and mouse operations in East Africa in an elegant style
Young J. With the 52nd (Lowland) Division in Three Continents.
Edinburgh, W. Green, 1920
Memoir by the commanding officer of the 1/3rd Lowland Field Ambulance, originally published as a series of articles in the Edinburgh Medical Review and covering service at Gallipoli and in Egypt and Palestine
Allison RS. The Surgeon Probationers
Belfast, Blackstaff Press, 1979
Story of the rapidly trained group of medical assistants, many of them medical students, recruited into the Royal Navy to make up medical numbers. Contains a reproduction of a handbook produced for them by Staff Surgeon Willan
Adami, JG. War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Vol. I: the first contingent (to the autumn of 1915)
Toronto, Musson Book Company Ltd., c. 1918.
Alper H (ed). A History of Queen Mary’s University Hospital, Roehampton
Privately printed, Richmond, Twickenham & Roehampton Healthcare NHS Trust, n.d.
Chapters 1 & 2 describe the work of the hospital in WW1 and after; it was the main hospital for men who had lost limbs, and the Queen's Hospital Sidcup was modelled on it, with its residual work (and resources) being moved there in 1925. After WW2 Harold Gillies developed plastic surgical work at Roehampton
Allen A. Hospital ships from the Great War
Western Front Association, 1999
One of a series of booklets on topics of the Great War illustrated with contemporary postcards. This is No 8; of the 14 No 5 covers St Dunstan’s Hospital and No 11 is “Battle Casualties and the RAMC”
Ames F. American Red Cross work among the French people.
New York, Macmillan, 1921
Angetter CD. Dem Tod geweiht und doch gerettet Die Sanitäts versorgung am Isonzo und in dem Dolomiten 1915–18. (Doomed to die, yet saved: Medical care on the Isonzo river and in the Dolomites)
Frankfurt, Peter Lang GmbH Europäische Verlag der Wissenschaften, 1995
Medical treatment on the Italian Front
Anon. 5th London Field Ambulance (47th (London) Division T.F. 1914-1919
London, Lake & Bell (printers), n.d.( c.1935)
A small commemorative volume containing a brief summary of the Unit’s history prior to the war, and summary of movements during it. The Unit was based in Greenwich. A team song is included at the end: ”The Fifth the Fliers, The Fifth the triers, The Fifth that never tires, And never makes a fuss, Oh! We will tell you on the strict Q.T. Just the sort o’kind o’chaps we be We are the Fifth London Field Ambulance of the R.A.M.C.”. It is difficult to envisage circumstances in which this might be sung
Anon. A History of No.7 (Queen's) Canadian General Hospital: March 26th, 1915 - Nov 15th, 1917
Queen's University, 1917
Anon. Air Service Medical. Report of the War Department, Air Service, Division of Military Aeronautics,
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1919
Comprehensive manual covering medical examination for service and medical problems
Anon (British Red Cross Society). Appeal and case for members of the nursing staff of the Scottish Red Cross Hospital , Rouen
Anon. British Red Cross and Order of St John. Enquiry List No 14, 1917: Wounded and Missing. Containing all Enquiries up to and including July 20th, 1917
London, Red Cross, 1917 (repr. Naval & Military Press, n.d)
A mighty reference book listing men by regiment; the reprint includes the Australian and Canadian data
Anon. A Record of the 362nd Field Hospital Company, 316th Sanitary Train, 91st Division, United States Army.
Anon. A record of the Third East Anglian Field Ambulance 1914-1919
Privately printed, n.d
Anon. A Train Errant. Being the experiences of a Voluntary Unit in France and an anthology from their magazine.
Hertford, Simson & Co, 1919
A record of No 16 Ambulance Train, presented to the British Red Cross by the United Kingdom Flour Millers, and crewed by the Friends’ Ambulance. Numerous illustrations, several in colour. From August 1915 to January 1919 it transported 157,562 patients; its busiest day was on 3rd May 1917, when it carried 824 injured.
Anon. An illustrated Record of Red Cross Work in the East of Scotland
Edinburgh Red Cross Committee, 1918
A “souvenir” book comprising an alphabetical list of Red Cross Hospitals, listing personnel, numbers of patients admitted and dates of opening. Illustrated with numerous photographs of buildings (many of which are stately homes), facilities, staff and patients
Anon. British Red Cross Society: Reports on Voluntary Aid rendered to the sick and wounded at home and
abroad and to British Prisoners of War, 1914-1919.
London, HMSO, 1921.
Anon. De Nederlandsche Ambulance in Rusland (The Dutch Ambulance Service in Russia)
Illustrated pamphlet of 12 pp describing the work of Dutch medical services in Russia
Anon. Diary of Section VIII, American Ambulance Field Service
Boston (Privately printed) 1917
The volunteer ambulance drivers of Section 8 worked on the Western Front with the 6th Army Corps of the 12th Division of the 4th Army
Anon. Diary of the Eleventh: Being a Record of the XIth Canadian Field Ambulance (Western Universities) Feb 1916-May 1919.
A history of a battalion in World War I based on the personal accounts of its members as recorded before their return to Canada in 1919.
Anon. Die Deutschen Kriegsgaeste der Schweiz. Ein Gedenkblatt an die Hospitalisierung deutscher Kriegs- und Zivilgefangener (The German War guests of Switzerland. A memorial book about the hospitalization of German military and Civilian prisoners)
München, Piper, 1917
Anon. East Lancashire branch, Red Cross Society. An Illustrated Account of the Work of the Branch During the First Year of War
Manchester, Sherratt & Hughes, 1917
With numerous illustrations of the various (and varying) facilities, casualty statistics and lists of serving personnel
Anon. Friends of France. The Field Service of the American Ambulance described by its members
Boston & New York, Houghton Mifflin Company 1916
A racy history, profusely illustrated
Anon. History of Base Hospital 26. December 15th 1917 – May 3rd 1919
Minneapolis, DC Getchell, 1920
A lavish book, with many illustrations, about this unit which was raised in Minneapolis and operated at Allerey, Saone et Loire
Anon. History of the Pennsylvania Hospital Unit (Base Hospital No.10, USA) in the Great War
New York, Paul B. Hoeber, 1921.
A limited edition describing the establishment and movements of the hospital, which took over the BEF’s Base Hospital 16 at Le Tréport. Illustrated by numerous photographs and a charming set of drawings by a British nurse of an American football match. Usual list of personnel. Presumably given as a presentation volume; our copy was obviously not appreciated, as it is uncut
Anon. History of United States Army Base Hospital No. 20 organized at the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, EA Wright, 1920
A detailed history of the organisation and work of the Hospital, based at Chatel Guyon near Clermont-Ferrand
Anon. History of US Army Base Hospital 107: 1918-1919
Paris, Fortin Nevers, n.d
A 24 page book which contains a complete unit personnel roster including transfers, Red Cross workers, civilian dietician and the April roster of the assignment of commissioned personnel & administrative enlisted force. This includes US Army serial numbers as well as hometown address.
Anon. Hôpital Auxiliaire 14. Pour les blessés de la guerre de 1914
n.p., October 1914
The Auxiliary Hospital #14 was in Eure-et-Loire (France)
Anon. Hospital Auxiliaire, Arc en Barrois, Haute Marne, France 1915
Privately Published 1915
Anon. Les Hospices Civils de Nancy pendant la Guerre
Nancy, Rigot, 1921
Anon. List of Members of the Friends’ Ambulance Unit 1914-1919.
Printed by Straker & Sons [for the FAU] 1919.
Rare roll of nearly 2000 individuals who served with the FAU, being listings for each county & including dates served & with which branch (Ambulance Trains, Hospital Ships, Star & Garter Home &c. - some members served with more than one unit). Includes complete index of names.
Anon. Livre d'or. Aux médecins morts pour la patrie (1914-1918)
Paris, Syndicat des Editeurs, no date (ca. 1920)
Anon. L'Union des colonies françaises en France en faveur des victimes de la guerre. Son oeuvre, mai 1916 - décembre 1918
(France), Berger-Levrault, 1919
Presentation of the important work of this association, its aim being re-education of people who were mutilated during WW1.
Anon. Mercy-workers of the War: an interview with the Hon. Arthur Stanley, CB, MP, Chairman of the British Red Cross Society.
London, Sir Joseph Custom & Sons, 1916.
Anon. No.3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in France (1915, 1916, 1917). Views illustrating life & scenes in the hospital with a short description of its origin, organisation and progress
Middlesbrough, England 1918
A scarce booklet including dozens of photographic illustrations. It includes a memorial page to Edward Revere Osler, who served with this unit.
Anon. Nos Blessés. Les trains sanitaires
Paris, Etudes militaires Delandre (Coll. Les Cahiers de la Guerre #19), n.d. (during WW1)
32pp pamphlet with illustrations
Anon. Red Cross Hospitals of Norwich and Norfolk. The official illustrated handbook
Norwich, Morris Printing Co, 1917
22 hospitals and one ambulance train are covered by this booklet
Anon. Report of the Bhavnagar War Hospital, January 1916 to September 1918 (with illustrations)
Privately printed, n.d
A detailed report of hospital work, including notes by visitors, diets, diseases treated and operations performed, and at the end a list of “Telegrammed Letters from Soldiers expressing their gratefulness”. The illustrations are numerous; black &white photographs with added colour in some. Paper and binding have suffered from the prolonged heat
Anon. Reports by the Joint War Committee and the Joint War Finance Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem in England
London, British Red Cross Society 1921
Anon. Sanitätsbericht über das Deutsche Heer im Weltkriege 1914-1918
In 3 volumes: I: Gliederung des Herressanitätswesens; II: Der Sanitätsdienst im Gefechts- und Schlactenverlauf; III: Die Krankenbewegung bei den Deutscher Heer
Anon. Science et Devouement. Le Service de Santé. La Croix-Rouge. Les oeuvres de solidarité de guerre et d'après-guerre.
Paris, Aristide Quillet, 1918
Published with collaboration of numerous military doctors, professors, engineers, etc...
Anon. Scottish Women’s Hospitals. The call of our allies and the response of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals for foreign service, being record of work accomplished by the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in France and Serbia
Anon. Souvenir of London and the 3rd London
Photo Press, 1921
A specially prepared book of London photographs with a central insert of pictures of the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. The photographs are of particularly high quality; the ”onion skin” interleaves bear small drawings of patients and staff and are in our copy signed by members of staff
Anon. Tales of a Field Ambulance, 1914-1918, told by the Personnel. Printed for private circulation.
Southend-on-Sea, Borough Printing & Pub., 1935.
History of the 2/4th London Field Ambulance during World War I. Contains information on their training in England, and their service in France, Slavonic and Katherine, and Egypt and Palestine
Anon (American Red Cross). The American Red Cross during the War: a statement of finances and accomplishments July 1, 1917 to Feb. 28, 1919.
Washington DC, American Red Cross, 1919.
Anon. The Red Cross in Gloucestershire during the War: An Account of the Voluntary Aid Work carried out in Gloucestershire from October 1914 to March 31 1919.
Red Cross n.d. (1919)
Detailed presentation on the various war hospitals in the county & their work, with some interesting photographs of medical treatment (including X-rays), staff rolls (medical staff, VAD members etc.) & statistics of numbers treated
Anon. The Red Cross in Northumberland & Durham: An Account of the Red Cross Work of the St. John Ambulance Brigade & the British Red Cross Society in the Counties of Northumberland & Durham from August 1st 1914 to December 31st 1915
Newcastle, Doig Bros, 1916
Anon. The Red Cross in Shropshire: An Account of Voluntary Aid Work Carried Out in Shropshire from January 1915 to 31st May 1918
Shrewsbury Chronicle Printing Works. 1918
Detailed presentation on some 38 war hospitals in the county, with photos., staff lists, awards etc., as well as aid organisations
Anon. The story of the 2/1st Wessex Field Ambulance, 1914-1919
King's Denton, 1919
Anon. The War on Hospital Ships, from the Narratives of Eye-witnesses.
London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1917.
The Germans conducted unrestricted submarine warfare against Allied hospital ships in World War I. Rare pamphlet
Anon (British Red Cross Society). The work of V,A.D. London 1 during the War
London, Allen &Unwin, 1920
Anon. U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 4, and U.S. Army Mobile Hospital No. 5. “Album de la Guerre.”
Cleveland, Scientific Illus. Studios, 1919.
500 photographs, 70 drawings, & 13 articles by members of base hospital no.4, U.S.A. Published as a limited edition
Anon. Vor 20 Jahren. Deutsches Artzttum in Weltkrieg. Erlebnisse und Berichte. Herausgegeben von der Schriftleitung der Deutschen Medizinischen Wochenschrift
Anon. With the 1st/1st South Midland mounted brigade Field Ambulance 1914-1918
Account of this unit in Egypt, Palestine, Gallipoli and Salonika.
Atkinson A. 2/3rd City of London Field Ambulance. London soldiers – unarmed comrades
London, Elsdale & Martin (printers), 1969
Based on a war diary written by Pte A L Ellis of ‘C’ Section
Austin R, Austin S. The Body Snatchers - the History of the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance 1914 –1918
McCrae (Australia), Slouch Hat Publications, 1995
Illustrated history covering the raising of the unit in Australia, training in Egypt, service at Anzac and Gallipoli, followed by service on the Western Front to war's end.
Bainbridge WS. United States Naval Medical Bulletin, special number: Report on Medical and Surgical Developments of the War.
Washington DC, GPO, 1919.
This World War I report covers treatment of war wounds by the Allies, treatment of war wounds by the Germans, developments in war surgery (including anaesthesia, fractures, amputations, and plastic and oral surgery), trench fever, military hospitals and convalescent camps, and functional and vocational re-education for the disabled, among other topics. The work of the Queen’s Hospital is noted, and one of the plates illustrates a Sidcup soldier
Bale GA. The Birth and Early Days of our Ambulance Trains in France, August, 1914
London, Bale, 1922.
Bakewell CM. The story of the American Red Cross in Italy
New York, Macmillan, 1920
Among the personnel listed in Ambulance Section IV is Hemingway, Ernest M
Bamji AN. Faces from the Front: Harold Gillies, The Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup and the Origins of Modern Plastic Surgery
Solihull, Helion Press, 2017
Barker HG. The Red Cross in France
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1916
Barker M. Nightingales in the Mud. The Digger Sisters of the Great War 1914-1918
Sydney, Allen & Unwin, 1989
A study of Australian nursing including service in India, the Near East, the Western Front and England, with first-hand accounts of nurses and patients
Barrett JW. A vision of the possible: what the Royal Army Medical Corps might become
London, HK Lewis, 1919
Based on his experience in the Middle East, James Barrett’s book is a personal view of what the RAMC should become in peacetime
Barrett PE, Deane JW. The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt; An Illustrated and Detailed Account of the Early Organisation and Work of the Australian Medical Units in Egypt in 1914-1915
London, HK. Lewis, 1918
Bazot M (Ed). Le Val-de-Grâce. Deux siècles de médecine militaire
(France), Hervas, 1993
Illustrated history of the Val-de-Grâce Hospital in Paris
Beggs ST (Capt). Guide to Promotion for non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps
London, Gale & Polden, 1915 (4th Ed)
Comprising instructions in drill, equipment, signalling, record keeping and hospital duties
Bell F McK. The First Canadians in France: The Chronicle of a Military Hospital in the War Zone
Toronto, McClelland Goodchild & Stewart, 1917
Novelised account; he Preface states “The pill of fact herein is but thinly coated with the sugar of fiction…”
Bennett-Goldney F (FSA, MP) The Bevan Military Hospital, Sandgate: The First Arrivals of Wounded at Folkestone Pier & The Early Importance & Developments of the Bevan Military Hospital at Sandgate
Clowes & Sons, 1917
40 page booklet “Sold only for the benefit of the Hospital”
Berkeley C, Bonney V. Middlesex Hospital, Clackton-on-Sea. The annals of the Middlesex hospital at Clackton-on-sea during the Great War.1914 – 1919
W.J. Clark & Co., (1921).
Rare, privately printed war history of a First Clearing Hospital which details the work of the hospital during the war and gives a complete history of all the doctors, nurses and staff
Berry J, Dickinson Berry FM, Blease L. The Story of a Red Cross Unit in Serbia
London, J&A Churchill, 1916
The Berry’s unit arrived in Serbia in 1915, equipped for surgical work, but found they had to deal with an epidemic of typhus, which was successfully contained
Bicknell EP. With the Red Cross in Europe, 1917‑1922
Washington DC, American Red Cross 1938
Covers the entire war on all fronts from the perspective of a former National Director of the American Red Cross
Billington MF. The Red Cross in war: woman's part in the relief of suffering
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1914
Billington MF. The roll‑call of serving women. A Record of Woman's Work for Combatants and Sufferers in the Great War
London, The Religious Tract Society 1915
Binneveld H (trans O’Kane J). From Shellshock to Combat Stress. A Comparative History of Military Psychiatry
Amsterdam, University Press, 1997
With considerable reference to WW1 experience, this book covers the development of psychiatry for military personnel, and the ongoing consequences of battlefield psychological injury
Blaessinger E. Quelques grandes figures de la chirurgie, de la médecine et de la pharmacie militaires
Paris, Librairie Scientifique et Technique Blanchard, 1952
Short biographies of a number of important figures in French military medicine from the 18th to the mid-20th century. Perhaps the best known from the WW1 era are Edmond Delorme and Jean Vincent
Blair JSG. Centenary History of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1898-1998
Edinburgh, Scottish Academic Press, 1998
Chapters 5-7 cover the RAMC in the Great War
Boardmann MT. Under the Red Cross flag at home and abroad
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1915
Bowser, Thekla, F.J.I. The Story of British V.A.D. Work in the Great War.
London: Andrew Melrose, 1917.
A curiously organized but enthusiastic look at the work of VADs both at home and abroad.
Breitner B (ed).Ärtzte und ihre Helfer im Weltkriege 1914-1918 (Doctors and their helpers during the World
Vienna, Verlag Amon Franz Goeth, 1936
Detailed reports by a number of specialists on various medical and surgical aspects. Rather chatty!
Brereton FS. The Great War and the RAMC: Mons, the Marne, the Aisne.
London, Constable, 1919
The first & only volume of a proposed 'Popular Medical History of the War,' covers the first two months on the Western Front i.e., Mons, Retreat, Le Cateau, Marne & the Aisne: "In order that his account may be strictly accurate, official documents, diaries, etc., have been placed at Lt.-Col. Brereton's disposal" - from the Preface by the DGAMS. List of medical staff officers with BEF appended
British Committee sitting at the London Homeopathic Hospital. The Anglo-French-American Hospital. An account of the work carried on under homeopathic auspices during 1915-1916 at the Hôpital Militaire Auxiliaire, No 307, Neuilly-sur-Seine, in conjunction with the French Red Cross Society
British Red Cross Society. The Red Cross in Gloucestershire during the war
Bruce HA. Politics and the C.A.M.C.
Toronto, William Briggs, 1919
The Canadian Army Medical Corps organisation at the start of WW1 left much to be desired. Bruce, a surgeon and Territorial Colonel, was commissioned to produce a report on its organisation. This was damning but, after being leaked in Canada, caused such a furore that its author was ostracised, indeed persecuted. This book is Bruce’s postwar account of the affair
Busse H. Soldaten ohne Waffen. Zur Geschichte des Sanitätswesens.
Berg-am-See, Vorwickel-Verlag, 1990
History of the German military medical services.
Cambassèdès H. L'ambulance Alpine
(France), E. Le François,
Cameron K. History of No 1 General Hospital, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919
Sackville NB, The Tribune Press, 1938
Chaix A. Sanglier-Lamarck L.-H.. L'ambulance de la division combinée au cours
de la guerre Germano-Austro-Bulgaro-Serbe de 1915
Paris, Fournier, 1916
Chambers RW, Batho EC, Parker BN (eds). Records of those members of University College London and University College Hospital and Medical School who were killed or who died on service, 1914-1918
London, Donald Macbeth, 1922 & 1924
Chapin WAR. The Lost Legion: The story of the fifteen hundred American doctors who served with the B.E.F. in the Great War
Springfield MA, Loring-Axtell Company,. 1926.
Chase HL . The 2/1st London Field Ambulance: an outline of the 4½ years service at home and abroad, 1914‑1918
London, Morton, Burt, 1924
Chatfield, Josiah C., et al., eds. Iodine and Gasoline: a history of the 117th Sanitary Train.
Private publication, c.1920.
The 117th Sanitary Train ("Rainbow's Sanitary Train") evacuated 22,260 patients from the firing line during action in World War I.
Clymer G (ed.) The history of U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6 and its part in the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918.
Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1924.
Includes rosters, chronological outline of orders and events, statistical data of patients cared for by the unit, and a series of special articles by various members of the unit. These articles include articles by the nurses, the chaplain, and the x-ray department, as well as an account of Red Cross work
Colin PPJ. Quatre mois de campagne en 1914. Etat sanitaire d'un Bataillon
(France), Destout Ainé, n.d.
Collins J. Dr Brighton’s Indian Patients, December 1914 - January 1916
Brighton, Brighton Books, 1998
After a hospital ship fire at Southampton a number of buildings in Brighton, including the Pavilion, were fitted out for hospital use
Creswick P, Pond GS, Ashton PH. Kent's care for the Wounded.
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1915
History of the establishment of Red Cross hospitals in the county
Crofton E. The Women of Royaumont. A Scottish Women’s Hospital on the Western Front
Tuckwell Press, 1997
Croze A, Cigalier D.
Les hospices civils de Lyon de 1900 à 1925. Leur oeuvre pendant la
Lyon, Ed. du Fleuve, 1927
Currie JR. The mustering of medical service in Scotland 1914-1919. being a record of the work of the Scottish Medical Service Emergency Committee in the War
Edinburgh, Printed for the Scottish medical service Emergency Committee by Morrison & Gibb, 1923
D'Abernon HV. Red Cross and Berlin Embassy, 1915‑1926.
London, Murray 1946
Viscountess D’Abernon gave anaesthetics at several Red Cross Hospitals. Her husband was appointed Ambassador to Berlin in 1920
Davison HP. The American Red Cross in the Great War
New York, Macmillan 1919
Delaporte S. Les Gueules Cassées. Les blessés de la face de la Grande Guerre
Paris, Noêsis 1996
An account of the French experience of facial injury.
De Navarro A. The Scottish Women’s Hospital at the Abbey of Royaumont
London, George, Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1917
Deranian HM: Miracle Man of the Western Front: Dr. Varaztad H. Kazanjian, Pioneer Plastic Surgeon.
Worcester (Mass.): Chandler House Press, 2007
Account of the work of the most important US facial surgeon of WW1, who worked primarily in France. Kazanjian’s archive survives in the Countway Library, Boston
Dillon KJ and others. Some Reminiscences of S.K.N.C. War Work, 1914-1918; being some account of the War Experiences of members of the South Kensington Nurses’ Co-operation
Printed for private circulation, 1919
The nurses of the Unit are listed; some have provided short accounts of their experience
Dorland J. L'Hôtel des Invalides de Louis XIV à nos jours : son service de santé, son hôpital, ses pensionnaires
Paris, Perrin & Perrin 1996
Complete history of the military hospital " Les Invalides " in Paris.
Dreux A. Nos Soldats Aveugles
(France), Association Valentin Haüy pour le bien des aveuglés, 1915
Text on rehabilitation strategies for war-blinded soldiers, with appendices describing a series of case histories
Drew HTB (ed). The War Effort of New Zealand. A Popular History of (a) Minor Campaigns in which New Zealanders took part; (b) Services not fully dealt with in the Campaign Volumes; (c) The Work at the Bases
Auckland, Holcombe and Tombs, 1923
Evrard E, Mathieu J et al. Asklepios onder de wapens. 500 Jaar militaire geneeskunde in Belgie
Brussels, Wettenschappelijke vereniging van de Militaire Medische Dienst 1997
The History of Medical Military Services in Belgium since the Middle Ages and including WW1
Favre E. L’Internement en Suisse des Prisonniers de guerre maladies ou blessés
Geneva, Georg & Cie, 1917
A report commissioned by the Swiss Army medical Service
Fenn CR. Middlesex to wit, being a brief record of the work performed at the
Auxiliary Military Hospitals in Middlesex during the war, 1914‑1918
London, St. Catherine, 1919
Fetherstonehaugh RC. No 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) 1914-1919
Montreal, Gazette Printing Co, 1928
Fife GB. The passing legions: how the American Red Cross met the American Army in Great Britain, the gateway to France
New York, Macmillan, 1920.
Fleming JA. The last Voyage of HM Hospital Ship ‘Britannic’
London, Simpkin Marshall, 1917; Chesham, Wordsmith Publications (with additional notes by Simon Mills), 1998
John Fleming was a chaplain aboard this sister ship of the “Titanic”, which was either torpedoed or hit a mine in the Mediterranean in November 1916
Folgeambe A. The New Zealand hospital ship "Maheno". The first voyage, July, 1915, to January, 1916
Fouché N. Le mouvement perpétuel: histoire de l'Hôpital américain de Paris des origines à nos jours
Toulouse, Érès, 1991
History of the American Hospital in Neuilly. Chapter 2 is devoted to WW1.
Fowler Great War (ed). The history of the First London (City of London) Sanitary Company, With a record of its activities in the Great War, 1914-1919
(Printed) Burnetts Ltd, Grimsby, n.d.
An unusual if not unique record of the work of a Sanitary unit. One might expect all the work to revolve around digging latrines, but the work included much practical research on cleanliness and the avoidance of cross-infection
Francis AEF. History of the 2/3rd East Lancashire Field Ambulance.
Salford, The Manor Press, 1930
Written in humorous vein
Gaines RL. Helping France: the Red Cross in the devastated area
New York: Dutton 1919
Geisinger JF. History of the U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 45 in the Great War
Richmond, Levy, 1924
Geller LD. The American Field Service Archives of World War I, 1914-1917
New York, Greenwood Press, 1989
An excellent summary of the holdings of the Archives, illustrated with numerous photographs and with a commentary on many of the items in the collection. The AFS provided the US ambulance service attached largely to the French army until its militarisation by the US Army in September 1917
Georges E. Histoire de l'hôpital militaire de Nancy
(France), Imprimerie Nationale, 1938
le Goaer C-L. Role de la Marine dans l’evacuation des blessés et des maladies
France, A Destout, n.d.
L (ed). History of the Royal Army Dental Corps
Aldershot, RADC, 1971
Although the RADC was not formed until after WW1 this book outlines its origins from the experience of the Boer War onwards
Gordon I. Lifeline. A British Casualty Clearing Station on the Western Front, 1918
Stroud, The History Press, 2013
Account of the workings of a CCS from March 1918 through to 1919, with particular reference to its commanding officer, Col Carmichael
Gordon J & J. The Luck of Thirteen; through Montenegro and Serbia. Wanderings and flight through Montenegro and Serbia
London, Smith Elder, 1916
Jan Gordon was Engineer to the Serbian Mission from the Royal Free Hospital led by Mr Berry. His wife, Jo, an artist, illustrated the book with a number of watercolours. The book is more a travelogue than anything
Grandmaison G de. La Croix-Rouge français; la societé de secours aux blessés militaires pendant la guerre
Paris, Blond et Gay, 1921
Short history of the organisation and work of the Red Cross in Paris and the provinces, with appendices of those who died in service and those awarded the Légion d’Honneur
Gunn JN, Dutton EE. Historical Records of No 8 Canadian Field Ambulance, Canada, England, France, Belgium 1915-1919
Toronto, Ryerson Press, 1920
Haller JS Jr. Farmcarts to Fords. A history of the Military Ambulance, 1790-1925
Carbondale and Edwardsville, Southern Illinois University Press, 1992
Hamilton PM. Riders of Destiny. The 4th Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance 1917-1918. An Autobiography and History.
Hawthorn, Victoria, Mostly Unsung Military History, 1985 (2nd ed 1996)
Patrick Hamilton served in Egypt from 1915, joining the newly formed 4th LHFA in February 1917. The unit served in the Sinai Desert and Palestine
Harrison S. Souvenir of the Leckhampton Court, Cheltenham, V.A. Hospital, 1914 - 1919
Hansen A. Gentlemen Volunteers. The Story of the American Ambulance Drivers in the Great War August 1914-September 1918
New York, Arcade Publishing, 1996
Hay I. One hundred years of army nursing: the story of the British army nursing services from the time of Florence Nightingale
London, Cassell, 1953.
Haynes HGL. The Second-Seconds in France: The Story of the 2/2nd City of London Field Ambulance
London, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co Ltd, 1920
Unit history with list of members appended, illustrated throughout with miniature line drawings
Hayward CE. The Liverpool Merchants’ Hospital in France 1915-1918
Liverpool, Daily Post Printers, c.1920
This mobile hospital was established at Deauville and later moved to Etaples, treating over 19,000 patients
Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Sanitätsbericht über das Deutsche Here in Weltering 1914-1918, 3 vols.
Mittler & Sohn, 1934-1938
The official history of the German medical and sanitary services, as follows:
vol. 1: Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Gliederung des Heeressanitätswesens im Weltkriege 1914/1918
Berlin 1935 (Organisational history)
vol. 2: Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Der Sanitätsdienst im Gefechts und Schlachtenverlauf im Weltkrieg 1914/1918
Berlin 1938 (The medical service in battle)
vol. 3: Heeres-Sanitätsinspektion ed., Die Krankenbewegung bei dem Deutschen Feld und Besatzungsheer im Weltkriege 1914/1918
Berlin 1934. (The medical transport system of the German army (front and occupied territories)
Helys M. Cantinière de la Croix-Rouge, 1914-1916
Paris, Perrin, 1917
Hendrie WF, Macleod DAD. The Bangour Story: a history of Bangour Village and General Hospitals
Aberdeen University Press, 1991
Originally built as a lunatic asylum, the hospital was transformed into the Edinburgh War Hospital in 1914, with 3000 beds eventually opened. Reverting to its original use after the war, it was recommissioned for WW2
High P (ed). Hospital Barges in France: Correspondence from a nursing Sister with the British Expeditionary Force during World War 1
Perth, Chavril Press, n.d
Brief summary of the barge flotilla, with the letters home of Sister Millicent Peterkin. She joined her barge in February 1918 but there is no reference to the German attack of March, from which one may perhaps presume that the influence of this was minimal behind the lines
His W. Die Front der Ärtzte (The Doctors’ Front)
Velhagen & Klasing, 1931.
Reports of medical service in Galicia and Mesopotamia. A translated edition (Blech and Kean) was published by National Service Publishing in 1933
Hoare P. Spike Island. The memory of a military hospital
London, Fourth Estate, 2002
The history of the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley. Designed as a military hospital and completed in 1863 the main block was a quarter of a mile long. It saw much service in WW1, when the facilities were augmented by a series of temporary buildings. It has now been largely demolished
Howe MA de W (Ed). The Harvard Volunteers in Europe. Personal records of experience in military, ambulance and hospital service
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1916
A series of contributions from Harvard men, including Harvey Cushing, Varazdad Kazanjian and George Shattuck. At the end is found a full list of volunteers and where they served
Hume EE. Victories of Army Medicine. Scientific accomplishments of the Medical Department of the US Army
New York, JB Lippincott, 1943
Includes a substantial section on medical advances in WW1
Hume EE. The Medical Book of Merit. United States Army and Navy decorations awarded to medical officers for distinguished service in the World War
Washington, Association of Military Surgeons, 1925
Humphries EM, Gladwin FF. An unofficial Guide to the racecourse Hospital, Cheltenham
Jaccottet G. et al . L'étape Liberatrice. Au Soleil et sur les Monts. La vie de nos soldats et de nos allies internes en Suisse
Paris, Ed. Francaise illustrée, 1918
This book shows how, during World War One, many sick and wounded French and English soldiers were welcomed in Swiss hospitals and convalescent homes. Two chapters are also translated into English and one chapter is only in English. These chapters mainly concern English soldiers
Jobson A. Via Ypres: the story of the 39th Divisional Field Ambulance
London, Westminster City, 1935
Kernodle PB. The Red Cross Nurse In Action, 1882-1948.
New York, Harper & Brothers, 1949.
Part 2 covers the Great War
Krippner M. The Quality of mercy. Women at War, Serbia 1915-18
Newton Abbot & London, David & Charles, 1980
Describes the adventure and ordeals of doctors, nurses, orderlies and drivers in the Balkans
Laffin J. Surgeons in the field
London, JM Dent & Sons, 1970
A survey of military medicine from earliest times to WW2. Chapters 20-22 cover the Great War
Larcan A, Ferrandis J-J. Le service de santé aux armées pendant la Première Guerre Mondiale
Paris, LBM, 2008
Lauder J R. The story of the War Hospital, Epsom
London, Heinemann, 1920
Lefebvre P (ed) Histoire de la médecine aux armées. 3, De 1914 à nos jours
Paris, Lavauzelle, 1987 (Comité d'histoire du Service de santé )
History of the medical services of the French Army before, during and after WW1.
Leigh D. The background of battle
London, Hodder & Stoughton 1916
Lejars F. Un hôpital militaire à Paris pendant la guerre: Villemin. 1914-1919
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1923
Lejeune R. Saint-Laurent de Liege. Eglise, abbaye et hôpital militaire. Mille and d'histoire Liège
Soledi / Université de Liège, 1968
Contains : Danloy, G. Ģ L'hopital militaire Saint-Laurent de Liège dans les premiers jours de la guerre 1914-1918 ģ (pp 271-277); Hoclemeyer H. L'hopital militaire Saint-Laurent ā Liège vu ā travers l'organisation des Services de santé de l'Armée allemande en 1914-1918 (pp 277-282); Heylen V. L. L'hopital militaire Saint-Laurent de Liège, centre du droit international médical (pp 331-336) (concerns WW1).
Lidbetter H, Monk-Jones N. SSA14 1915-1919. An Account of the activities in Northern France of a section of
the Friends’ Ambulance Unit
Manchester, J. Ellis Benson, 1919
A rather dull day by day account of an ambulance unit
Likeman R. Men of the Ninth. A History of the Ninth Australian Field Ambulance 1916-1994
Victoria (Australia), Slouch Hat Publications 2003
Traces the history of the 9th Australian Field Ambulance (AIF) from its formation in 1916, through the muddy fields of Flanders, and then during WWII, during the New Guinea Campaign until disbandment in 1944
Lindsay J, Lindsay D. The Story of the Red Cross
Australian Red Cross Society, n.d (c.1943)
A pictorial story compiled for children by Joan and Daryl Lindsay during the Second World War, with a considerable section on the Great War. The Queen’s Hospital Sidcup is illustrated and a number of Lindsay’s own drawings appear, including one from his “Digger” book.
Linon P. Officiers d'administration du Service de Santé. Monographie d'un Corps, d'une Association
Paris, EREMM, 1983
Contains a number of biographies of WW1 doctors
Liverpool, Earl of. New Zealand Hospital Ships “Mahanoy” and “Maraca”
n.d (?private printing)
Lovegrove P. Not Least in the Crusade. A Short History of the RAMC
Gale and Parden, 1955
Lovejoy EP. Certain Samaritans.
New York, Macmillan, 1927.
The work of American Women's Hospitals in the Balkans
Lucas BJ. Children of France and the Red Cross
New York, Stokes 1918
Lugard EA. Some impressions of the work of the British Red Cross in France
MacPhail A. Official History of the Canadian forces in the Great War, 1914-19: the Medical Services.
Ottawa, FA Ackland, 1925.
Masson M. A Pictorial History Of Nursing
London, Hamlyn, 1925.
Very well compiled pictorial history of nursing with an important chapter on nursing in WW1. The illustrations are a mix of original paintings, photographs and posters.
McGreal S. The war on hospital ships 1914-1918
London, Pen & Sword Books, 2009
McKernan M. Padre - Australian Chaplains In Gallipoli and France
Allen & Unwin Sydney London Boston, 1986.
Much of the content deals with casualty work
McLaren B. Women of the War
NY, George H. Doran 1918
Women in World War I; much material on military medicine and on nursing.
McLaren. History of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1919
McLaughlin R. The Royal Army Medical Corps
London, Leo Cooper, 1972
One of the "Famous Regiments" series; see also Piggott J. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps (1975)
Midwinter C. Memoirs of the 32nd Field Ambulance, Xth (Irish) Division
Privately printed, 1933
Ministry of Pensions. Location of Hospitals and Casualty Clearing Stations, British Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.
A foolscap bound typescript listing all units: part 1, numbered hospitals in France; part 2, field ambulances; part 3, miscellaneous.
Moisant J H. L'armée silencieuse. Le personnel du Service de Santé pendant la guerre
Paris, Charles-Lavauzelle, 1917
Moore MM. The Maple Leaf's Red Cross. The war story of the Canadian Red Cross Overseas
London, Skeffington 1919
Moore W. Endell Street: The trailblazing women who ran World War One’s most remarkable hospital
London, Atlantic Books, 2020
Moreau É. Les hôpitaux de Vendée durant la guerre : l'accueil des blessés et malades en Vendée pendant la Guerre 1914-1918
La Roche-sur-Yon, Amicale philatélique yonnaise, 1996
History of Hospitals in Vendée during the WW1 through a philatelic study.
Morse EW. The Vanguard of American Volunteers. In the fighting lines and in humanitarian service, August 1914-April 1917
New York, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1918
Part 3 relates to the American Red Cross in Servia [sic], part 4 to American Ambulances in France and Part 5 to relief work in Belgium and northern France
Murray F. Women as Army Surgeons. Being the History of the Women’s Hospital Corps in Paris, Wimereux and Endell Street, September 1914 - October 1919
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1920
Noyes FW. Stretcher Bearers… At the Double!
Toronto, Hunter-Rose Co, 1937
History of the 5th Canadian Field Ambulance
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 1
London, HMSO, 1921
Medical services in the United Kingdom; in British garrisons overseas; and during operations against Tsingtau, in Togoland, the Cameroons and South-West Africa
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 2
London, HMSO, 1922
Medical services on the Western Front, and during the operations in France and Belgium, 1914-15
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 3
London, HMSO, 1924
Medical services during the operations on the Western Front in 1916, 1917 and 1918; In Italy; and in Egypt and Palestine
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; General History, Volume 4.
London, HMSO, 1924
Medical services during the operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula; in Macedonia; in Mesopotamia and North West Persia; in East Africa; in the Aden protectorate, and in North Russia. Ambulance transport during the war
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services. Diseases of the war, Volume 2
London, HMSO, 1923
Including the medical aspects of aviation and gas warfare and gas poisoning in tanks and mines
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; Surgery of the War, Volumes1 & 2.
London, HMSO, 1922
The second volume contains a chapter on facial injury contributed by Gillies and Mendelson, illustrated with cases from Sidcup. The chapter has a bias towards the dental aspects with photographs of several splints and prostheses.
The Medical section of the Official History comprises the following: Diseases Of The War (2 Vols), Hygiene Of The War (2 Vols), Surgery Of The War (2 Vols) and Pathology (1 Vol)
Official History of the Great War: Medical Services; Casualties and Medical Statistics
London, HMSO, 1931 (reprinted Battery Press, 1997)
Record and analysis of over 11 million casualties. Statistics for facial injuries are hard to determine, as they are “lost” within a generic group of head, face and neck
Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the 1914-1918 War (ed Butler AG et al)
The 3 volume set was reprinted in 1938, 1940 and 1943. Volume 1 covers Gallipoli, Palestine and New Guinea; Volume 2 the Western Front. The Queen’s Hospital is mentioned in Volume 2; a photograph of a Casualty Clearing Station (one of a very small number in the book) shows Fay Maclure (later posted to Sidcup) operating. Volume 3 contains Newland’s chapter on facial surgery based on his experience at Sidcup, with several pages of illustrations including diagrams by Daryl Lindsay (many of the originals of which are still filed in the Sidcup notes)
Official History of New Zealand's Effort in the Great War Vol. IV. (ed. Stewart H)
Whitcomb & Tombs, 1923
Includes a section on nurses, hospitals, hospital ships and the dental service
Oliver, Beryl. G.B.E. R.R.C. The British Red Cross in Action.
London, Faber and Faber, 1966.
Includes chapters on the BRCS's work during WWI including sections on VADs, work abroad, and in Britain.
Ott K, Serlin D, Mihm S (eds). Artificial Parts, Practical Lives. Modern histories of Prosthetics
New York & London, New York University Press, 2002
A wide-ranging collection of essays including ”Re-arming the Disabled Veteran: Artificially Rebuilding State and Society in World War One Germany” by Heather Perry
Paget L. With our Serbian Allies: Second Report
Privately printed, c.1916
Report on Lady Paget’s Hospital Unit in Serbia from July 1915 to April 1916
Peed GP. American Red Cross Military Hospital no. 1, formerly American Ambulance Hospital of Paris
? publisher, 1918
This annual report of the American Red Cross Military Hospital No.1, of the American Expeditionary Forces in France, covers the period from September 1st 1916 to December 31st 1917.
Illustrated with black and white photos.
Perriaux L. Le Camp américain de Beaune: 1918 Hôpital de campagne
Beaune, Centre beaunois d’études historiques, 1980
Peters W. American Memorial Hospital, Reims, France: A History.
New York, Privately Printed, 1955.
Piggott J. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps
London, Leo Cooper, 1975
Pitcher A. The Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot
Andover, Holmes & Sons (printers) 1996
Outlines the history of the hospital, which first admitted patients in 1879 and closed in 1996. Contains a substantial section on the work of Gillies and his colleagues
Plumridge JH. Hospital Ships and Ambulance Trains.
London, Seeley, Service & Co., 1975
Detailed account of the organisation of transport facilities for seriously wounded men.
Pottle FA. Stretchers. The Story of a Hospital Unit on the Western Front.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1929
History of Evacuation Hospital No 8 from the enlistment of its men in early 1918 through the end of the war. Based initially at Juilly, the hospital was for a time the only advanced unit covering the battles at Belleau Woods and Château-Thierry and Pottle notes that it dealt with 6% of all American casualties of the war. An excellent account, with a few illustrations. A medical view is given by one of its surgeons, Arthur Shipley (q.v.). See Mitchell (section 13)
Read J. The Princess Louise Scottish Hospital for limbless sailors and soldiers at Erskine House, Glasgow
Glasgow, James Maclehose & Sons, 1917
Printed as a commemorative book for private circulation and containing numerous photographs of the facilities and workshops. The hospital was the Scottish equivalent of Queen Mary's Roehampton
Reinach J. Le Service de Santé pendant la guerre
Paris, Blond et Gay (Pages
actuelles 1914-1915), 1915
Riaud X. Pionniers de la Chirurgie Maxillo-faciale (1914-1918)
Paris, L’Harmattan, 2010
Biographical notes on many of the key figures in the development of maxilla-facial surgery. Sections on France, Germany, the UK and the USA
Rogers A. While you’re away: New Zealand nurses at war, 1899-1948
Auckland, University Press, 2003
Covers the Great War and, crucially, the immediate aftermath. Much primary source material is used
Roubaud N, Brehamet RN. Le Colonel Picot et les Gueules Cassées
Paris, Nouvelles Ed. Latines, 1960
French description of Picot, his military service and injury and the work he did to develop the “self-help” group of facially injured Frenchmen
Samuelson P (ed.). I owe my Life
London, Bloomsbury, 1995
A celebration of the 125th anniversary of the British Red Cross, with a substantial section on the Great War
Sawyer JEH (ed). Birmingham Territorial Units of the Royal Army Medical Corps, 1914-19
Birmingham, Alday, 1921
Covers the work of the South Midland Field Ambulances and CCSs, with sections on the Birmingham home detachments including the 1st and 2/1st Southern General Hospitals
Sergent E and E. L'armée d'Orient Delivrée du Paludisme
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1932
A short book written for non-medical workers (middle grade army officers, engineers etc) based on the experience of the French army around Salonika and in Algeria. Quirky illustrations abound
Several authors. Le Corps de Santé Militaire forme par l'école du Val-de-Grâce 1850-1956
(France), Société Amicale des Elčves et Anciens Elčves du Val-de-Grâce et de l'Ecole du Service de Santé Militaire de Lyon, 1957
Seymour JWD (Ed). Memorial Volume of the American Field Service in France, “Friends of France” 1914- 1917.
Boston, American Field Service. 1921.
Portraits & detailed biographies of some 100 AFS volunteers who were killed (including a number of ex-AFS who were killed in regular forces, Lafayette Escadrille, etc.).
Shay M. A grateful heart: the history of a World War 1 field hospital
Westport CT, Greenwood Press, 2002
History of the 103rd Field Hospital, 26th Division, US Army
Shipley AM. The officers and nurses of Evacuation Eight
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1929
Smith A. From Battlefield to Blighty: Frodsham Auxiliary Military Hospital, 1915-1919
Wirral, Avid Publications, 2001
Account of the hospital established in Frodsham, Cheshire
Smith F. A short history of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Aldershot, Gale & Polden, 1929
Smith HZ. Blessés de guerre
Paris, Gallimard, 1934
Smucker, JR. The History of the United States Army Ambulance Service with the French and Italian armies, 1917, 1918, 1919.
Allentown, PA U.S. Army Ambulance Service, 1967.
This commemorative history was published by the U.S. Army Ambulance Service Association in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the USAAS and the founding of Camp Crane in Allentown, PA
Snell A.E. The C.A.M.C. with the Canadian Corps during the last hundred days of the Great War
Ottawa, F.A. Acland, 1924
Effectively an “Official History” with lists of personnel, their movements, and a series of folding maps
Stephen GN. Boulogne as a military medical base and the medical work of the Italian Expeditionary Force
London, Royal United Services Institute, 1919
Stubbings L. "Look what you started Henry!" A History of the Australian Red Cross 1914-1991
Melbourne, Australian Red Cross Society 1992
Summers, Anne. Angels and Citizens: British Women as Military Nurses 1854-1914.
London: Routledge, 1988.
The definitive history of British military nursing from before Nightingale through the establishment of the QAIMNS and the VADs.
Swann JC (Maj-Gen). The citizen soldiers of Buckinghamshire. 1795 - 1926. Compiled with the kind assistance of many of the officers of the corps concerned
Hazell, Watson & Viney for the Buckinghamshire Territorial Army Association,1930
Record of the Royal Bucks Hussars in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine; of the 23nd South Midland Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance again in Gallipoli and Egypt; of the Ist Bucks Battalion on the Somme in 1916 and in Italy in 1917 & 1918.
Tatham M, Miles JE. The Friends' Ambulance Unit 1914-1919.
London, The Swarthmore Press Ltd, 1919
The Society of Friends were involved with the operation of field ambulances and of several ambulance trains.
Taylor E. Wartime Nurse: one hundred years from the Crimea to Korea 1854-1954
London, Robert Hale, 2001
A “popular” account of military nursing; somewhat repetitive but well researched, with a substantial section on the Great War
Troussaint, Médecin-inspecteur. La Direction du Service de Santé en campagne. Notions générales, d'ordre militaire, administratif, technique, nécessaires à tous les directeurs et chefs de service dans les principales situations de guerre depuis la mobilisation jusqu'à la bataille
Paris - Limoges, Lavauzelle, 1917
Instruction book for the medical service, describing organisation down to the last detail, including the contents of the equipment cases. The contents of Case 3 (cooking utensils) include a 2-litre cafetière, coffee grinder and corkscrew
Troussaint, Médecin-inspecteur. Une page de l'histoire du service de santé militaire. Sa préparation à la guerre et l'oeuvre de la 7ème Direction pendant la première année de guerre.
Paris, Charles-Lavauzelle, 1919
Tyquin MB. Gallipoli : The Medical War : The Australian Army Medical Services in the Dardanelles Campaign of 1915 (Modern History, Vol 16)
Vallotton B. Soldats Aveugles en France.
Lausanne, Librairie F. Rouge et Cie, 1916
A booklet produced by the Fond Suisse Romand, established to assist blind soldiers in France, containing articles, reports, letters and a list of donors to the Fund
Vandercook M. The Red Cross Girls in the British Trenches
J.C. Winston, 1916
Varenne L. Organisation et fonctionnement du service pharmaceutique de l'armée (Organisation and functions of the army pharmaceutical service)
Paris & Nancy, Berger-Levrault, 1915
Van Schaik J. The little corner never conquered: the story of the American Red Cross war work for Belgium
New York, Macmillan 1922
Vivian EC, Hodder-Williams JE. The way of the Red Cross
London, Hodder & Stoughton 1915
Volpi J-C. Menton-Roquebrune : 1914-1918 / [cartes postales réunies et présentées par] Jean- Roquebrune-Cap-Martin
Impr. Ariano 1984
A history of Menton during WW1, based on a substantial collection of postcards. There is a large section on hospitals, many converted from hotels
Westmore AW, Thomson M, Allison JE. The Story of the 63rd Field Ambulance (2/2 West Lancashire Field Ambulance T.F) 1914-1919
Liverpool, Wood & Sloane Ltd, Printers, for the 63rd Fd. Amb. Association, n.d., c.1927
Whalen RW. Bitter Wounds. German victims of the Great War, 1914-1939
Ithaca & London, Cornell University Press, 1984
An account of the experience of German “war victims” (which includes disabled veterans, widows and orphans) and the rehabilitation and pension arrangements of postwar Germany. Drawn from a range of sources from official documents to works of fiction, it is sparingly but graphically illustrated and superbly referenced
RR. Breuddwyd Cymro mewn Dillad
Benthyg. Hanes y Cwmni Cymreig I’r
Corfflu Meddygol a ymunodd yn y Rhyfel Gyntaf 1914-1918 (Dream of a Welshman in
The story of the Welsh Company of the Medical Corps who joined in First War 1914-1918) [thanks to Mrs R Gallacher for translation]
Lerpwl, Gwasg y Brython (Liverpool, Brython Press), 1964
Written in Welsh, this is as impenetrable to me as our Russian book on shellshock!
Wood FJ. The 1st Home Counties Field Ambulance and the Great War, 1914-1919.
Maidstone, ‘Kent Messenger’, 1923
Adam C (ed). Seuchenbekämpfung im Kriege. (The fight against epidemic diseases in War)
With, among others, a contribution by A. von Wasserman.
Adam C (ed). Die Behandlung von Kriegsverletzungen und Kriegskrankheiten in den Heimatslazaretten (Management of war injuries and illnesses in home hospitals)
Jena, Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1915
In 2 volumes with 30 articles
Allbee FH. Bone graft surgery
Philadelphia & London, WB Saunders, 1915 (repr 1917)
Definitive text by one of the pioneers of bone grafts who wrote of his experiences at Neuilly (q.v.)
Allers R. Über Schädelschüsse. Probleme der Klinik und Fürsorge (Bullet wounds of the skull. Clinical care and problems)
Berlin, J. Springer, 1916
Alport AC. Malaria and its treatment in the line and at base
Baltimore, Wood, 1919
Alquier P, Tanton J. L’Appareillage dans les fractures de guerre
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1918
Amar J (trans Miall B). The physiology of industrial organisations and the re-employment of the disabled
London, Library Press, 1918
Anderson HG. The Medical and Surgical Aspects of Aviation
London, Oxford University Press, 1919
Including sections on physiology and neurosis
Anon. Abstracts, Translations and Reviews of Recent Literature on the Subject of the Reconstruction and Reeducation of the Disabled Soldier
Washington, War Department, Office of the Surgeon-General, 1918
This is the second Bulletin (the first entitled Recent “Reviews, Correspondence and Reports regarding the Surgical Care and Vocational Rehabilitation of the Maimed Soldier”. Typescript with photographs, Bulletin 2 includes a review of Martinier and Lemerle’s book on face and jaw injuries, written by Vilray Blair. There is also a review of the work of St Dunstan’s (or Pearson’s Hostels, as the service was then known)
Anon. Army. Report of the War Office Committee of Enquiry into “Shell-shock”
London, HMSO, 1922
The official report on shell shock, containing many witness statements by eminent clinicians including the neurologists Gordon Holmes and Roussy, , Rivers and Dunn of the Royal Welch (q.v.); also Viscount Gort (Grenadier Guards) and Col Fuller of the Tank Corps
Anon. Besluit van den 25sten maart 1918, houdende vaststelling van een reglement op het geneeskundig onderzoek omtrent de geschiktheid voor den krijgsdienst (Decree from March 25 1918, establishing the rules of medical inspection with regard to suitability for military service)
Anon. British medicine in the war. Being essays on problems of medicine, surgery and pathology
London, B.M.A., 1917
A collection of articles which originally appeared in the British Medical Journal from April to October 1917. Contains articles on bacteriology, trench fever, hospital ships, surgery (including anaesthetics, antiseptics, shock, infections, wounds, fractures), gas gangrene, orthopaedic hospitals, artificial limbs, gunshot wounds, and British medical women, among other topics
Anon (Croix-Rouge francaise). Bulletin et assemblée générale de la Societé française de Secours aux Blessés Militaires
Anon. Field Service Manual 1913 (Reprint – Includes 1914 War Establishments); Army Medical Service. (Expeditionary Force)
Melbourne, Albert Mullett, Government Printer, 1914
Manual for the Australian Army Medical Service, listing establishments for regiments and hospitals, field kits, cart and wagon equipment and loads
Anon. First Aid in the Royal Navy (Military Manual series)
London, HMSO, 1914
Standard naval manual at the beginning of the war. It covers some odd topics, including snake and dog bites (presumably acquired while on shore leave)
Anon. Handy Book for the Hospital Corps, US Navy
Washington, Government printing Office, 1917
Anon. Home Service and the disabled soldier or sailor
Washington, American Red Cross, 1918
Anon. Instruction medicale pour les capitaines des bâtiments de la marine Nationale dépourvus de médecins et munis des coffres a médicaments no 2 Ou 3. 15 octobre 1909.
Paris, Imprimerie nationale, 1918
Anon. Lexique medico-militaire Franco-Allemand de l’urodonal
Paris, Chatelain, n.d (c.1918)
Anon. Manual of Splints and Appliances for the treatment of Bone and Joint Injuries (as supplied to the United States Army by the American Red Cross)
London, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton for the British Red Cross Society, 1917
A field pocket Manual, underlining the importance of the development of the Thomas splint, illustrating a number of different splints in diagrammatic form, and with blank pages for users’ notes. An attached cloth tie holds the book closed
Anon (Croix-Rouge de Belgique). Manuel de l'ambulancière infirmière. Cours d'études 1915-1916
(Belgium), Lesigne, 1916
Contains a series of “lessons” on general and specific topics, each followed by a set of questions. Our copy is No 113 of 250 numbered volumes and was presented to Mme Berthe Levoz
Anon (Croix Rouge française / Union des femmes de France). Manuel de l’Infirmière Hospitalière
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1914
General nursing manual originally produced prior to the war
Anon. Memoranda on Some Medical Diseases in the Mediterranean War Area, with some Sanitary Notes: 1916
London, HMSO, (reprinted with amendments 1917)
A slim pocket reference book. There are some illustrations of infectious agents etc but a notable inclusion is a series of fever charts, underlining the clinical bias of diagnosis at the time
Anon. Memoranda on Medical Diseases in the Tropical and Sub-tropical War Areas: 1919
London, HMSO, 1919
An illustrated handbook covering a wide range of tropical infections and parasitic infestations. Curiously our copy comes from the library of the Patent Office, although it is unclear why they should have wanted it!
Anon. Nomenclature Nosologique Générale
Paris, Sous-Secrétariat d'Etat du Service de Santé militaire, 1917
Anon. Notes for Sanitary officers. British Expeditionary Force in France
London, H.M.S.O., 1917.
Anon. Principles of War Surgery. Based on the conclusions adopted at the various interallied surgical conferences
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1918
Small pocket book summarising “best practice” surgical management; facial injury did not figure in the conferences, which were held at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, Paris, between 1916 and 1918 at the suggestion of Lloyd George. He was aware that within the British army there were conflicts of opinion especially between surgeons and bacteriologists, and considered that an international meeting could reach consensus on good practice
Anon. Service de Santé Militaire. Formulaire pharmaceutique des hôpitaux militaires
Paris, Lavauzelle, 1918
Anon. Reports upon Openings in Industry Suitable For Disabled Sailors & Soldiers.
HMSO for the Ministry of Labour, 1917
26 Reports prepared on behalf of the Ministry of Labour in 1917, each Report c.6-18pp. By early 1917 the Ministry of Labour was addressing the problem of finding suitable employment for returning servicemen with various kinds of physical and/or mental impairment, ranging from amputations of arms & legs or fingers &c., to those emerging from their service experience with loss of vision or hearing, a nervous disposition, or suffering from the effects of gas &c. that would suffer more under certain conditions & benefit from others, e.g., outdoor work. Each of the 24 reports offered here examines a particular trade or industry, making recommendations on the types of openings available for men with war disabilities. They range from Attendants at Electricity Sub-Stations to Employment in Picture Theatres, Agricultural Motor Tractor Work, Leather Goods Trade, Boot & Shoe Repairing, Jewellery & Dental Mechanics to Aircraft Manufacture, Engineering, Printing & various other industries. Each Report contains recommendations on the suitability of certain types of work within the industry concerned for various types of disability, with advice & comments of training, prospects &c. A sad but necessary concomitant to the awfully large scale of suffering resulting from war service
Anon. Royaume des Pays-Bas. Ministère de la Défense Nationale (Direction du Service de Santé) Sixième Congrés International de Médecine et de Pharmacie militaire
Paris, Ministère de la Défense nationale, 1931
Volume 1 (official reports) includes papers on psychoneuroses, haemostasis on the battlefield, preservation of drug ampoules and the consequences of battle injury to the teeth and lower jaw. The conference was held at La Haye from 15-20th June 1931
Anon. The National Tribute to our Permanently Disabled Soldiers and Sailors: the Past, Present and Future of the Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops for Disabled Soldiers and Sailors
Designed and carried out at the Memorial Workshops, n.d, 1918
The scheme started after the Boer War but was significantly expanded during WW1, with premises engaged in various activities such as toymaking and printing
Anon. Vor zwanzig Jahren. Vol 1: Deutsche Arztrater im Weltkrieg. Erlebnisse und Berichte Und neue Folge Vol 2: Von den Dardanellen zum Sues. Mit Marineärzten im Weltkrieg durch die Türkei ( Twenty years ago. Vol 1: German medicine in the World War. Real-life experiences and accounts with new additions. Vol 2: From Dardanelles to Suez, with Navy doctors in the World War in Turkey)
N.P., Leipzig, 1935
Ash EL. Nerve in wartime, causes and cure of nervous breakdown
London, Mills & Boon, 1915
Ashburn PM. The Elements of Military Hygiene
Boston & New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909
Standard reference work used by the AEF during WW1
Bainbridge WS. Report on medical and surgical developments of the war
Washington DC, Naval Medical Bulletin, 1919
Bainbridge WS. Report on Third International Congress of Military Medicine and Pharmacy, Paris, 1925
Washington DC, 1926
This report covers a number of organisational and medical issues based on great war experience. Reprinted from a series of articles in the “Military Surgeon”, it records the third congress (the first was in Brussels in 1921, the second in Rome in 1923).Published in French by Tancrède (1925)
Bainbridge, WS. Report on Fourth International Congress of military medicine and pharmacy. Warsaw, Poland, May-June 1927
Menasha (Wisconsin), George Banta Publishing Co, no date (1927 or 1928)
Four main subjects were reported upon at the Congress: Evacuation in moving warfare (pp 23-72); Etiology and prophylaxis of influenza (including a communication by Colonel Edgar E. Hume, US Army: "Influenza in the American Army during the World War") (pp 72-124); Sequelae of traumatisms of the skull and their treatment (pp 124-207); The arsenobenzols: methods of analysis and chemical determination (pp 207-231).
Baird HHC. A Government Committee of Enquiry and The Light Metal Artificial Leg
Privately published, 1923
Barham P. Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War
New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 2004
Not strictly a medical text, but an account of the “People’s Lunatics”, psychiatric casualties of the war who were confined to asylums
Beatson GT. How the Wounded-Disabled Soldier is Treated Surgically at Scotland’s Orthopaedic Centres
Glasgow, British Red Cross Society (Scottish Branch), 1917
Based on the methods employed in the Bellahouston Hospital
Bernard A. Hygiène aux armées, cantonnements et tranchées
Paris, Jouve et Cie, 1916
Bielschowsky A. Blindenwesen und Kriegsblinden-Fürsorge. Ein Vortrag (Care of blind war wounded. A report)
Binneveld JMW. From shell shock to combat stress: A comparative history of military psychiatry (Trans. J O'Kane)
Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 1997
Blair VP. Surgery and diseases of the Mouth and Jaws
St Louis, Mosby; London, Henry Kimpton 1918 (3rd ed., revised so as to incorporate the latest war data concerning gunshot injuries of the face and jaws etc)
1st edition published in 1912; the revisions for the 3rd edition were based on Blair’s experiences in France and for the 4th, published after the war, additionally from his experience on attachment at the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup
Bleker J, Schmiedemach H-P. Medizin und Krieg Vom Dilemma der Heilberufe 1865-1985 (Medicine and War: The dilemma of the Caring Professions 1865-1985)
Fischer Verlag, 1987
A chapter relates to ethical and ideological problems of the Great War
Bowlby AA. The Hunterian Oration on British Military Surgery in the time of Hunter and in the Great War.
London, Adlard & Son and West Newman, 1919
Braun J. 20 Jahre Westdeutsche Kriegshirn-Verletztenfuersorge (20 years of treating West Germany’s brain injuries of the War)
Broca A. Chirurgie de guerre et d'après-guerre
Brown MW. Neuropsychiatry and the war. A Bibliography with Abstracts
New York, Nat. Comm. for Mental Hygiene. 1918
Bruhn C. Die gegenwärtigen Behandlungswege der Kieferschussverletzungen. Ergebnisse aus dem Düsseldorfer Lazarett für Kieferverletzte (Kgl Reservelazarett). (Management of gunshot injuries of the jaw, based on the experience of the Jaw hospital in Düsseldorf)
Wiesbaden, Verlag von JF Bergmann, 1915-1917
Produced in 10 parts, the first section is almost certainly the inspiration for Harold Gillies’s interest in facial surgery. Pound (q.v.) refers to Gillies having come across the work of Lindemann; he was a major contributor to this book along with Hauptmeyer and Kühl. Fully illustrated, it includes a series of stereo X-ray images
Call AP. Nerves and the war
Boston, Little, Brown, 1918
A description for the lay person of “nerve” as much as of “nerves”
Camus J. Physical and occupational re‑education of the maimed
London, Baillière, Tindall, 1918
Originally published as “Réeducation fonctionnelle et réeducation professionnelle des blessés
(Paris, Baillière, 1917)
Carberry AD. The New Zealand Medical Service in the Great War
Auckland, Whitcombe & Tombs, 1924 (reprinted Naval & Military Press, 2002)
Notes that the NZ section at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup opened in 1918, having been transferred from Walton-on-Thames
Carrel A, Dehelly G. The Treatment of Infected Wounds
New York, Hoeber, 1917.
A description of the Carrel-Dakin method using antiseptic solutions. Also published by the University of London Press in the “Military Medical Manuals” series
Castiaux A, Temmerman F. Guide de l'Invalide. Encyclopedie des questions intéressant les mutilés, invalides de guerre et anciens combattants belges
Brussels, Guide de l'Invalide, n.d. (1930)
History of F.N.I. (Federation Nationale de Militaires Mutiles et Invalides de Guerre). Volume 1 is titled “F.N.I. et Oeuvres”; Volume 2 is titled “Codification et commentaries”. A detailed survey of all the measures taken by Belgian State and F.N.I. for War disabled veterans, in extraordinary detail
Christine R. La Première guerre mondiale: conséquences pathologiques pour les combattants français du Front occidental
Paris, Barré & Dayez, 1997
Sanitary affairs in the French Army on the West Front during the WW1.
Church JR. The doctor's part: what happens to the wounded in war
New York, Appleton, 1918
James Church had served in the US Army Medical Corps in the war with Spain and was a military observer on the Western Front from 1915-1917. This book summarises the organisation of French medical services from the front to the base hospitals and includes an account of being under fire in the front line.
Clifford WG. The ex‑soldier, by Himself
London, A&C Black, 1916
Cohen S. Medical Services in the First World War
Oxford, Shire Publications, 2014
Useful and concise overview of the organisation of services from front line to base
Collie J. The management of neurasthenia and allied disorders contracted in the Army
London, Bale & Danielsson 1917
Couture P. Contribution à l’étude de traitment des pertes de substances du maxillaire inférieur par blessure de guerre
Lyon, Maloine, 1919
Craig C. The Wasserman test
St Louis, C.V. Mosby Company, 1918
Although a general text, the author was an army surgeon
Crile GW. Notes on Military Surgery
Cleveland, the William feather Company, 1924
Based on notes compiled in 1917, this volume by George Crile is no more than a series of notes – produced in a limited run (the pages are hand-cut)
Cummins SL. Studies of influenza in hospitals of the British Armies in France, 1918
London, Medical Research Committee, 1919
Cushing H (ed). War Surgery of the Nervous System
Washington, GPO, 1917
A compilation of articles including work by Charles Elsberg and Sir Gordon Holmes. A later edition (1919) was renamed “Manual of War Neurosurgery”
Curie M. La Radiologie et La Guerre
Paris, Librairie Félix Alcan, 1921
Illustrated textbook of wartime radiology by Marie Curie
Dakin HD, Dunham K. A Handbook on Antiseptics
New York, Macmillan, 1917.
Davenport CB, Love AG. Army anthropology
Washington DC, Dept. of Army, 1921
Dearborn FM (ed). American homeopathy in the World War
New York, Globe, 1923
Delorme E. chirurgie de guerre: les fractures (War surgery: Fractures)
Delorme E (trans H de Méric). War Surgery.
London, HK Lewis, 1915
Deus P. Kompendium der Kriegschirurgie (Compendium of war surgery)
Bern, Ernst Bircher, 1923
Devin G (ed). Die Deutschen Militaerapotheker im Weltkriege. Ihre Tätigkeit und Erfahrungen (The German military pharmacist during World War. Their actions and experiences)
Berlin, J. Springer, 1920
Dix KW. Psychologische Beobachtungen über die Eindrücke des Krieges auf Einzelne wie auf die Masse (Psychological observations on the consequences of the War on single persona and on the masses)
Dienemann F. Briefe Eines Arztes über Ernährung an Einen Laien (Letters from a doctor to a layman about nutrition)
Jence, Fischer, 1918
This book deals particularly with nutrition in war.
Dolamore WH. The Treatment in Germany of Gunshot Injuries of the Face and Jaws
London, British Dental Association, 1916.
Translated and abstracted from the German literature.
Dudgeon LS. Studies of bacillary dysentery occurring in the British Forces in Macedonia
London, Medical Research Committee, 1919
Leon Dufourmentel L, Bonnet-Roy F. Chirurgie d'urgence des blessures de la face et du cou
A. Maloine et fils, 1918
Dumas J, Carrel A (tr. AVS Lambert). Technic of the Carrel method
New York, Paul E Hoeber, 1917
Written primarily for nurses, this is a summary version of Alexis Carrel’s book (written with Delhelly) “Treatment of infected wounds” (q.v.). It is however written by Carrel’s wife, Anne
Eder MD. War shock: the psycho‑neuroses in war
London, Heinemann, 1917
Eliot Smith G, Pear TH. Shell shock and its lessons.
Manchester, University Press; London, Longmans, Green & Co, 1917
The first published account of shellshock.
Fairley H, Stewart CA. Cerebro-spinal fever (Service Publication No 9)
Fauntleroy AM. Report on the medico-military aspects of the European war, from observations taken behind the allied armies in France.
Washington DC, GPO, 1915.
Contains chapters on military organization and equipment, the organization for the transportation and care of the sick and wounded, base hospital work, and general field conditions. One of the appendices discusses the French army ration.
Feiler E. Der Zahnarzt im Felde (The Dentist on the Battlefield)
Fenton N. Shell shock and its aftermath
St. Louis, Mosby, 1926
A scientific study of American “War Neurotics”. Fenton was attached to Base Hospital 117, AEF, and was Professor of Psychology at Ohio University. Many references in text
Fischer G. Die erste zahnärztliche Hilfe im Felde; ein zahnärztliches Vademecum für Aerzte. (Primary dental care on the battlefield: a dentist’s vade-mecum for doctors)
Berlin, Meusser, 1915
Guido Fischer worked at the Marburg Dental Institute and Kriegslazarett 123, attached to the 4th Army
Fitzwilliams DCL. A nursing manual for nurses and nursing orderlies
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1915
Ford JH. Details of Military Medical Administration
Philadelphia, P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., 1917
Comprehensive manual of instruction for managing a medical service, including chapters on ambulances, hospitals and hospital ships, sanitation, evacuation procedures and depots
Foster M, Gaskell JF. Cerebro-spinal Fever
Cambridge, University Press, 1916
Based on the experience of the 1915 epidemic in Eastern Command & cases treated at the 1st Eastern General Hospital. Includes several colour plates of pathology
Fox RF. Physical Remedies for Disabled Soldiers
London, Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1917
de Friedberg E. Guide Pratique du Secouriste français – Infirmier volontaire
Paris, Société des Secouristes français – Infirmiers volontaires, 1914
Freud S. et al. Zur Psychoanalyse der Kriegsneurosen. (The Psychoanalysis of War Neurosis). Diskussion gehalten auf dem V. Internationalen Psychoanalytischen Kongress in Budapest, 28 und 29 September. 1918.
Fuchs D. Praktische Hygiene und Bekämpfung der Infektionskrankheiten im Felde
(Practical hygiene and the fight against infectious diseases on the battlefield)
Garton W. Electro-Therapeutics for Military Hospitals
London, HK Lewis & Co, 1917
A slim volume detailing the potential benefits of galvanic and faradic stimulation and ionisation; the author recommends that such treatments should be supervised by a radiology department
Giercke, H. W. Der Kriegsverletzungen des Herzens (Heart lesions in wartime)
Jena, Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1920
Gilchrist HL. A comparative study of world war casualties from gas and other weapons.
Washington DC, GPO, 1928.
Gillies H.D. Plastic Surgery of the Face
London, Henry Frowde, Hodder & Stoughton, 1920
The first modern textbook of plastic surgery, with a chapter contributed by Wade on the development of anaesthesia. Profusely illustrated with photographs and diagrams, many of the originals of which are at Queen Mary’s Sidcup in the Archives
Gillies Sir H., Millard DR. The Principles and Art of Plastic Surgery
London, Butterworth; New York, Little, Brown and Co, 1957
A “coffee table” book with a curiously whimsical approach, describing Gillies’s surgical work from 1916. Although full of technical points, it remains readable (and interesting) to the layman, not least because of its style. The anaesthetic section is contributed by Ivan Magill, who with Stanley Rowbotham was responsible at Sidcup for the development of endotracheal anaesthesia
Gilman S. Making the Body Beautiful. A cultural history of aesthetic surgery
Princeton & Oxford, Princeton University Press, 1999
A thorough examination of the development of “aesthetic” surgery, placing the reconstructive work of WW1 in perspective. The experience of Gillies, Morestin and Joseph is outlined
Golen H de. Scandales médicaux pendant la guerre
Paris, Maurice d’Hartoy, 1933
Gordon MH. Cerebrospinal fever: Studies in the bacteriology, preventive control, and specific treatment of... among the military forces, 1915‑19
London, Medical Research Committee, 1920
Gordon-Taylor G. The Abdominal Injuries of Warfare
Bristol & London, Simpkin Marshall, 1939
Based on WW1 experience in Casualty Clearing Stations
Gray HMW. The Early Treatment of War Wounds
London, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton, 1919
Colonel Gray served in France for three and a half years. His book covers treatment at Advance Dressing Stations and Casualty Clearing Stations; largely about general principles, there are chapters on the management of brain and spinal cord injuries, and compound femoral fracture
Guichard E-L-J. Le paludisme à bord des navires de guerre Kleber et Dupleix (Malaria on the warships Kleber and Dupleix)
Bordeaux, Faculté de médecine, 1919
The author was doctor (physician) during 16 months on these armoured cruisers in 1916-1917. Kleber was lost during the war; Jane’s Fighting Ships does not indicate the date. There was a third ship in the class, Deseix. Each had a crew of 520
Guillain G, Barré JA. Travaux Neurologiques de Guerre
Guy’s Hospital Reports: Vol LXX (War Memorial Number)
London, J&A Churchill, 1922
The last of an annual series of volumes which began in 1836, the “Reports” were replaced by a quarterly publication. This volume contains portraits and brief obituaries of Guy’s men and women who died in the Great War, a records of honours and medals (including one VC, to Capt H. Ackroyd RAMC) and a series of articles by Guy’s men of different aspects of medicine and surgery. These include an excellent summary of the developing role of Casualty Clearing Stations, an illustrated chapter on war neuroses and a chapter on dentistry and dental surgery
Haldane ES. The British nurse in peace and war
London, Murray, 1923
Hanes EL. Minds and nerves of soldiers
Altadena, Cal, Hanes, 1941
Harper G. Vocational re-education for war cripples in France
New York, Red Cross 1918
Hastings S. First aid for the trenches: Simple instructions for saving life
London, Murray, 1916 (New York, George U Harvey, 1917)
Harris G. The Redemption of the disabled; a study of programmes of rehabilitation for the disabled of war and industry
New York and London, Appleton, 1918
From the series “Problems of war and of reconstruction” (ed Francis Wickware). It covers worldwide experience in the first 12 chapters
Hatt CW. The future of the disabled soldier
London, Bale, 1917
Herber C. Die Frakturen der Kiefer. Mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kriegschirurgie und mit Einschluß der technischen Methodik (Jaw fractures: with particular reference to war surgery, and with attention to surgical technique)
Berlin, Berlinische Verlagsanstalt., 1915.
Herbert AS. Military Physical Orthopaedics. Part I. Gunshot Wound of Nerves
Wellington, Marcus F Marks, 1918
Arthur Herbert was in charge of the NZ Government Baths and Sanatorium at Rotorua, which was taken over for military use and concentrated on the physical rehabilitation of post-operative patients. It is illustrated with photographs of a number of splints and other devices – one of which is a pair of thick handles for cutlery fashioned from dried corn cobs
Hezel O.et al. Die Kriegsbeschädigungen des Nervensystems. (Damage to the Nervous System on the Battlefield)
Hirschfeld M. The sexual history of the World war, from reports collected by the Institute for Sexual Science.
New York, Falstaff Press, 1937.
Originally released as Sittengeschichte des Ersten Weltkrieges, (Hanau, Müller & Kiepenheuer, 1929)
His W, Weintraud W (ed.) Verhandlungen der ausserordentlichen Tagung des DT. Kongresses für innere Medizin in Warschau 1-2 mai 1916. Kriegsseuchen und Kriegskrankheiten. (Debates from the extraordinary convention of the DT Congress for internal medicine in Warsaw, 1-2 May 1916: infections and medical conditions)
Wiesbaden, Bergmann, 1916
Contains contributions by Hoffmann (Schutz des Heeres gegen Cholera - Protection of the army against cholera), Wenckebach (Ueber Herzerkrankungen bei Kriegsteilnehmen – Heart conditions in War participants), Brauer (Über das Fleckfieber - On the spotted fever), Juergens (Epidemiologia des Fleckfiebers - Epidemiology of spotted fever), Krehl (Der Abdominaltyphus im Kriegs - Abdominal typhus in the war), Huenermann (Über typhusschutzimpfung – Typhus vaccination), Stintzing (Paratyphus), Matthes und Kruse (Über die Ruhr - Dysentery), Hirsch (Nierenentzuendung im Felde - Nephritis in the field)
Hogge JM, Garside TH. War Pensions and Allowances
London, New York & Toronto, Hodder and Stoughton, 1918
Comprehensive description of pensions, with a list of wartime committees and paymasters
Hough R. Sister Agnes: The History of King Edward VIII’s Hospital for Officers1899-1999
London, John Murray, 1998
Covers the interesting wartime work of this unique private hospital
Howson G. Handbook for the limbless.
London, Disabled Soc, 1922
Hughes B, Banks HS. War Surgery. From Firing Line to Base
London, Baillière, Tindall & Cox, 1918
Notable for a series of colour plates, very badly drawn, but showing a number of soldier patients with happy smiles— and cigarettes. Despite this, it is the definitive manual on major battlefield surgery, with useful sections on medical conditions and infection
Hull AJ. Surgery in war
London, Churchill, 1916
Alfred Keogh in the preface describes this as a “taking stock” book. Notably missing is any account of the management of facial injury
Hunt HL. Plastic surgery of the head, face and neck
Philadelphia & New York, Lea & Febiger 1926
A number of WW1 cases are illustrated, with attributions to Dufourmentel, Gillies and Pickerill
Hurst AF. Medical Diseases of the War
London, Edward Arnold, 1917
Arthur Hurst was a physician and neurologist, serving in London and at the New Zealand Hospital in Walton-on-Thames, then on Lemnos (as a member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Prevention of Epidemic Disease) and in Salonika.. The Preface remarks that he had changed his name from Hertz to Hurst for patriotic reasons. Chapters include Functional nervous disorders, Soldier’s heart (now considered a functional condition, dysentery, amoebic hepatitis and abscess, trench fevers, paratyphoid, epidemic jaundice, beri-beri, war nephritis and gas poisoning. Interestingly he suggests that trench fever was louse-borne, an observation only later confirmed by field studies (Strong et al, q.v.)
Hutt CW. The future of the disabled soldier
London, Bale & Fisher Unwin, 1917
Ireland MW. The Medical Department of the United States Army in the World War
Washington DC, Government Printing Office
The Surgeon General’s Office, 1923
Administration American Expeditionary Forces, 1927
Numerous illustrations, and a full list of US operated hospitals and their personnel. It refers (p1038) to a “short course in reconstructive facial surgery”, offered in Paris by Drs Sebelean, Morax and Le Maitre (“didactic, demonstrative, clinical and operative on the cadaver”). The 3 week course cost 50 francs to cover the expenses of cadaveric use
Finance and Supply, 1928
With illustrations of equipment, ambulances etc
Activities Concerning Mobilization Camps and Ports of Embarkation, 1928
Military Hospitals in the U.S., 1923
Field Operations, 1925
Communicable and Other Diseases, 1928
Surgery Part 1, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, 1927
Surgery Part 2, Empyema, Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, 1924
Acute Respiratory Diseases, Gas Gangrene following War Wounds, 1929
Part 1, Physical Reconstruction and Vocational Education
Part 2, the Army Nurse Corps, 1927
Medical Aspects of Gas Warfare, 1926
Statistics Part 1, Army Anthropology, 1921
Statistics Part 2, Medical and Casualty Statistics, 1925
The American equivalent of the “Official History”, prepared under the direction of Major General M.W. Ireland, Surgeon General of the Army. An additional volume on the physical condition of enlisted men was also produced Love & Davenport, q.v.)
Ireland MW (intr). Report on Fourth International Congress of military medicine and pharmacy. Warsaw, Poland, May - June 1927.
Menasha (Wisconsin), George Banta Publishing Co, n.d. (1927 or 1928)
Detailed report in English of the Congress, with list of delegates, reports, communications and discussions. Five subjects were reported upon at the Congress, including three having some connections with WW1: Evacuation in moving warfare; aetiology and prophylaxis of influenza (including a communication by Colonel Edgar E. Hume, US Army: “Influenza in the American Army during the World War”; Dental communications: and one directly connected with WW1:- Sequelae of traumatisms of the skull and their treatment (pp 124 to 207)
Jeanbrau, E. et al. Chirurgie reparatrice et orthopedique Publ.sous la direction de E.Jeanbrau, P.Nove-Jusserand, L.Ombredanne et P.Desfosses
Paris, Masson 1920
A 2 volume surgical textbook with a substantial section (pp416-520) on facial surgery, much of which is derived from L’Ombrédanne’s experience and a considerable amount relates to WW1
Jones R. Note on Military Orthopaedics.
London, Cassell & Co (for the British Red Cross) 1917 (reprinted 1918)
Sir Robert Jones was an orthopaedic surgeon of considerable ability and is considered one of the fathers of British orthopaedic surgery. Originally enlisting as a lieutenant, it was not until a number of American surgeons had asked for introductions to the “head of army orthopaedics” that he was plucked from obscurity and rapidly promoted.
Joseph J. Nasenplastik und Sonstige Gesichtsplastik Nebst Einem Anhang Uber Mammaplastik und Einige Weitere Operationen Aus Dem Gebiete Der Ausseren Korperplastik (Rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery with a supplement on mammaplasty and other operations in the field of plastic surgery of the body)
Leipzig, Curt Kabitzsch, 1931 (English transl: Milstein S; Phoenix, Columella Press, 1987)
Jacques Joseph is perhaps the most notable German plastic surgeon of the early 20th Century. During WW1 he was Director of the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the Charité Hospital, Berlin where he operated on numerous war casualties; this book, published well after the war, distils some of that experience. His written work largely disappeared under the restrictions on Jews in the 1930s. Technically superb, this book is perhaps more rigorous in its approach than Gillies’ “Plastic Surgery of the Face” (and considerably more thorough than the almost contemporary large format – and expensive – book produced by Esser) but relatively unknown in the English-speaking surgical world of the time
Jungmann, Paul. Das wolhynische Fieber.
Berlin, Springer., 1919.
Treatise on Typhus, known in Germany after the region of Poland/Ukraine (Wolhynia) where it was first described among WW1 German forces
Kazanjian VH, Converse JM. The Surgical treatment of facial Injuries
Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Co, 1959
Although out of the usual time frame this (substantial) book is included because it draws “from vast experience in World Wars I and II”
Keen WW. The Treatment of War Wounds.
Philadelphia, Saunders, 1917 (2nd ed 1918)
William Keen was a surgeon in the American Civil War as well as in the 1914-18 conflict.. Harvey Cushing contributed an account of his techniques for managing head wounds
Keith A. Menders of the Maimed
London, Henry Frowde, 1919 (repr Philadelphia, JB Lippincott, 1975)
Written by Arthur Keith, Hunterian Professor of Surgery at London’s Royal College of Surgeons, it is a summary of important developments in orthopaedics and based on a series of wartime lectures. Its subject matter is almost entirely pre-war
A (ed). Medical and Surgical Therapy
New York: D. Appleton & Company
6 volumes as follows: Vol. I: (1918) Infectious Diseases; Vol. II: (1919) Neuroses; Vol. III: (1919) Wounds; Vol. IV: (1919) Fractures; Vol. V: (1919) Bones and Joints; Vol. VI: (1919) Electro-Diagnosis and Lung Wounds, Mental and Locomotor Disabilities
Klapp R, Schröder H. Die Unterkieferschussbrüche und ihre Behandlung (Gunshot wounds of the lower jaw and their management)
Berlin, Verlag von Hermann Meusser, 1917
Klughardt A. Beobachtungen und Erfahrungen bei der Behandlung von Kieferbrüchen insbesondere bei der Feldhändlung der Kieferschussverletzungen (Observations and experience of the management of jaw fractures with particular reference to gunshot injury)
Berlin, Berlinische Verlaganstalt, 1922
Knox R. Radiography and Radiotherapeutics
London, A&C Black; New York, Macmillan, 1919
In 2 volumes; Vol 1 is Radiography, including details of military applications and apparatus suitable for field hospitals. Knox worked at, and drew his experience for the books from, the 4th London general Hospital
Kuhnt H. Plastische Operationen an Lidern und Bindehaut bei Kriegsverletzten (Plastic surgery to eyelids and conjunctiva after War lesions)
Küttner H. Verletzungen des Gehirns (Brain Injuries)
Stuttgart / Enke (Coll. Neue Deutsche Chirurgie), 1920
In 3 volumes
Lagarde LA . Gunshot injuries
London, Bale, 1914
Reprinted by the Battery Press, 1995
Larousse Médical de Guerre
Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1917
An illustrated encyclopaedia, arranged alphabetically
Lawley A. A Message from Mesopotamia
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1917
Sir Arthur Lawley was Red Cross Commissioner, reporting in early 1917 on the welfare of British troops in the region
Lawson A. War blindness at St. Dunstan's
London, Oxford, 1922
Sir Arthur Lawson, Director of St Dunstan’s, was himself blind
Lebedinsky J, Virenque M. Prothèse et Chirurgie Cranio-Maxillo-Faciale
Paris, JB Baillière et fils, 1918
Based on the authors’ experience of some 700 cases at the 4th Region Hospital, Mans. It includes many details of jaw splinting and grafting, but the plastic techniques illustrated (which include rhinoplasty) are unsophisticated
Le Bon, G. The psychology of the Great War
London: Fisher Unwin, 1916
Leese P. Shell Shock: Traumatic Neurosis and the British Soldiers of the First World War
New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002
Léger-Dorez H. Traité de Prosthèse Dentaire
Paris, C Ash, 1920
Léger-Dorez served at the Centre de Médecine Générale, 13th Region. The Ash company was a supplier of dental equipment
Lelean PS. Sanitation in war
London, Churchill, 1917; Philadelphia, Blakiston n.d.
Lewis T. Reports upon Soldiers Returned as Cases of 'Disordered Action of the Heart, (DAH) or Valvular Disease of the heart (VDH)
London, H.M.S.O., 1917.
A condition which often afflicted troops, otherwise called Da Costa's or effort syndrome, nowadays considered to be a feature of post-traumatic stress disorder
Lexer E. Die Gesamte Wiederherstellungschirurgie (Restorative surgery)
Leipzig, Barth 1931
Erich Lexer (1867-1937) was a naval surgeon, later professor in Berlin, Königsberg, Jena, Freiburg and Munich. The 2 volume work is based on his wartime experience
Lewis T. The soldier's heart and the effort syndrome
London, Shaw & Sons, 1918 (New York, Hoeber, 1920)
Lloyd L. Lice and their menace to man: with a chapter on trench fever
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1919
Written for the “general reader”. The chapter on trench fever is contributed by Major W Byam, RAMC
Love AG, Davenport CB. Defects found in drafted men. Statistical information compiled from the draft records showing the physical condition of the men registered and examined in pursuance of the requirements of the Selective-Service Act
Washington, Government printing office, 1920
A monstrous volume of over 1600 pages, mainly tables
MacCallum WG. The Pathology of the Pneumonia in the United States Army Camps During the Winter of 1917-18
New York, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, 1919.
Monograph No.10, describing what is attributed to measles pneumonia, but may well be bronchopneumonia secondary to influenza (Spanish ‘flu). Illustrated with colour and b&w plates of pathology slides and specimens
MacCurdy JT. War neuroses.
Cambridge, University Press, 1918
An American account. Foreword by Rivers of Craiglockhart.
McKenzie RT. Reclaiming the maimed: A handbook of physical therapy
New York, Macmillan, 1918
A summary of therapy techniques of value in treating the disabled serviceman, including a section on the masking of facial deformity. After the war Tait McKenzie became preoccupied with depicting in sculpture the “typical physique”, in Nietzschean style
Maclean H. Report to the Committee on War Nephritis. An investigation into the Incidence of Albuminuria and Casts in British Soldiers during Training and the Relationship of this Condition to War Nephritis
London, M.P. & E. Co Ltd, 1918
Maclean H. Albuminuria and war nephritis among British troops in France
London, Medical Research Committee, 1919
McMurtrie DC. The disabled soldier
New York, Macmillan, 1919
A summary of the strategy of dealing with the disabled ex-serviceman, including an historical perspective and study of work in France, Great Britain and the Dominions. The author was Director of the Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men
Makins GH. Gunshot injuries of the arteries
London, Oxford University Press, 1914
Ibid. Gunshot injuries to the blood vessels. Founded on experience gained in France during the Great War, 1914-1918
New York, William Wood & Co, 1919
Mackintosh DJ. Construction and management of a general hospital
Edinburgh, Hodge, 1916
Maltz M. New Faces, New Futures. Rebuilding Character with Plastic Surgery
New York, Richard R Smith, 1936
Written for a lay audience, this book comments on the influence of the Great War on technical development and asks searching questions about the coming misery of the Second World War – prescient in historical terms, but the doom-laden prediction of casualty numbers was not to be fulfilled because the war was to be so different in conduct from its predecessor
Ibid. Evolution of Plastic Surgery
New York, Froben Press, 1946
A general study of plastic surgery from its origins in antiquity. Contains a section on the plastic surgery developments of the Great War
Marion G. Chirurgie de Guerre (War Surgery). Indications Générales du Traitement des plaies de guerre.
Paris, Maloine, 1916
Manual of medicaments, splints etc
Marchet G. Die Versorgung der Kriegsinvaliden und ihrer hinterbliebenen
(Care of war invalids and their dependents)
Warnsdorf, Verlag Ed. Strache, 1915
Marr HC. Psychoses of the war, including neurasthenia and shell shock
New York, Oxford University Press, 1919
Martinier P, Lemerle G (tr. Lawson Whale H). Injuries of the face and jaw and their repair; and the treatment of fractured jaws
New York, William Wood & Co, 1917
The book focuses on prosthetic reconstruction which was much practised in France but largely abandoned in the UK. Lawson Whale was working at the 83rd General Hospital when he translated the book (adding his own comments and caveats in the foreword); later he was attached to the Queen's Hospital Sidcup and appears as surgeon to a number of patients in the casenotes
Mason CF. A complete handbook for the Hospital Corps of the U.S. Army and Navy and state military forces
New York, William Wood and Company, 1916
A comprehensive manual for training and education, including some 90 pages of drill regulations
Maxwell WN. A psychological retrospect of the Great War
London, Allen & Unwin, 1923
The cover note indicates that the book is written “from the point of view of a moderate behaviourist, and offers an explanation of various psychological elements which are operative in warfare”
Maxwell‑Lefroy H. Measures for avoidance and extermination of flies, mosquitoes, lice and other vermin
London, Thacker, 1915
Medical Research Committee. Annual Reports 1914-1919
London, HMSO, 1915-1919
The MRC was founded in 1912 and later became the Medical Research Council. Its summary of activities for the war years contains a considerable amount of the research conducted under military medical auspices
Medical War Manuals.
Philadelphia & New York, Lea & Febiger, 1917-18
No 1: Vedder EB. Sanitation for Medical Officers
No 2: Goodwin TH. Notes for Army Medical Officers
No 3: Greenwood A. Military Ophthalmic Surgery
No 4: Military Orthopaedic Surgery (prepared by the Orthopaedic Council)
No 5: McDill JR. Lessons from the enemy: How Germany cares for her war disabled
No 6: Laboratory Methods of the United States Army
No 7: de Tarnowsky G. Military Surgery of the Zone of the Advance
No 8: Loeb HW. Military Surgery of the Ear, Nose and Throat (numerous references are appended, including a number of reports by Morestin)
No 9: McCombe J, Menzies AF. Medical Service at the Front
Pocket books for officers in the field; the first is interspersed with blank sheets of lined paper so that notes can be kept
Misch J, Rumpel C. Die Kriegsverletzungen der Kiefer und Angrenzenden Teile. Ein Kurzgefasstes Lehrbuch für Zahnarzte und Ärzte zum Gebrauch im Felde und in der Heimat. (War injuries of the jaw and adjoining parts. A dentist's and doctor's concise lesson book for use on the battlefield and on the home front
Berlin, Hermann Meusser, 1916
A profusely illustrated textbook on jaw injuries, with numerous examples of superficial surgery and splinting
Military Medical Manuals (general editor Surgeon General Sir Alfred Keogh)
University of London Press, 1917-18
A series of ready reference works translated from the French. The advertisement sheets state “Each translation has been made by a practised hand, and is edited by a specialist in the branch of surgery or medicine covered by the volume.... Each volume in the series is complete in itself, while the whole will form a comprehensive picture of the medicine and surgery of the Great War”. They were published by Masson et Cie in Paris as part of the Horizon collection; a number of these were not translated, and these are included here with a ~ prefix
Abadie G. (Ed Arbuthnot Lane A). Wounds of the abdomen
Armand-Delille P, Abrami P, Paisseau G, Lemaire H. (Ed Ross D). Malaria: Clinical and haematological features. Principles of treatment
Babinski J, Froment J (ed Farquhar Buzzard E). Hysteria or Pithiatism and Reflex Nervous Disorders in the Neurology of War
An account, with bibliography, of war-studies on hysteria and of the authors' own work
Benisty A- Mme (ed Farquhar Buzzard E). The clinical forms of nerve lesions
Benisty A- Mme (ed Farquhar Buzzard E). The treatment and repair of nerve lesions (Fr. “Traitement et Restauration des Lesions des Nerfs”)
Mme Bénisty (née Athanasiu) published her doctoral thesis “Les Lésions de la zone Rolandique” (q.v.) in 1918
Bertein P, Nimier A. Les premières heures du Blessé de guerre. Du trou d’obus au poste de secours
(the first hours of a war casualty from injury to aid post)
Bourgeois H, Sourdille H. (Ed Dundas Grant J) War otitis and war deafness.
Broca A. (trans Renfrew White J, ed Elmslie RC). The After-Effects of Wounds of the Bones and Joints
Broca A and DuCroquet J (trans /ed. Elmslie RC). Artificial limbs
Carrel A, Dehelly G (trans Child H) The Treatment of Infected Wounds
A description of the Carrel-Dakin method using antiseptic solutions. In French entitled “Le traitement des plaies infectées”. Also published in the USA by Hoeber
Chatelin C, de Martel D (ed Burghard FF). Wounds of the skull and brain
Courtois-Suffit MM, Giroux R (ed Bruce D, Golla F). Abnormal forms of tetanus
~Desfosses P, Charles-Robert. La Suspension dans la Traitement des Fractures. Appareils Anglo-Américains (Suspension in fracture management. Anglo-American equipment)
~Grégoire R, Courcoux. Plaies de la Plèvre et du Poumon (Injuries of pleura and lung)
Imbert L, Réal P (ed Colyer JF). Fractures of the lower jaw. In French entitled Les fractures de la mâchoire inférieur (Paris, Masson, 1917)
Lagrange F (trans Child C). Fractures of the orbit and injuries of the eye in war
French edition “Les Fractures de l'Orbite par projectiles de Guerre”, 1917
~Lepine J. Troubles mentaux de guerre (Psychiatric disorders of war)
~Leri A. Commotions et Émotions de guerre (Shock and emotion in war)
Leriche R (ed Burghard FF). The treatment of fractures (2 vols; 1: Fractures involving joints; 2: Fractures of the shaft
de Martel T. Blessures du Crâne. Traitement opératoire des plaies du crane (Operative treatment of cranial injuries)
The English version was co-edited by Chatelin (vide supra)
Ombrédanne A, Ledoux-Lebard M (ed Reid AD). Localisation and extraction of projectiles
French edition (Localisation et extraction des projectiles, 1918). Contains a useful summary of radiological techniques and risks
~Policard A. L’Évolution de la Plaie de guerre. Mecanismes biologiques fondamentaux (The evolution of war wounds. Fundamental biological mechanisms)
~Ravaud P. Syphilis. Paludisme. Amibiase. Cures initiales et blanchiment (Syphilis, malaria and amoebiasis; initial cures and hygiene)
Roussy G, Lhermitte J (trans Christopherson WB, ed Aldren Turner W). The Psychoneuroses of War
A discussion in the main of shell-shock. Though the French had no word for this condition they were assiduous in treating it and claimed a 98 per cent recovery rate. The French version appears to have different authors (Roussy, Boisseau & d’Oelsnitz)
Sencert L. (Ed Burghard FF). Wounds of the blood vessels
Thibierge G. (Ed Marshall CF). Syphilis and the Army
The editor remarks that current British treatment was intravenous injection of a salvarsan 'substitute' combined with intra-muscular injections of mercury.
~Vallat. Accidents du Travail des ouvriers des usines et établissements de la guerre (Work accidents in factories and other war establishments)
Vincent H, Muratet L (trans / ed Rolleston JD). Typhoid fevers and paratyphoid fevers
Vincent H, Muratet L (ed Low GC). Dysenteries, Cholera and exanthematic typhus
French edition “Fièvres Typhoïdes et Paratyphoïdes (Paris, Masson et cie Editeurs / Libraires de l’Academie de Medicine, 1917)
~Zimmern A, Perol P. Electrodiagnostic de guerre (Electrodiagnosis in war)
Paris, Masson et Cie, 1917
A manual of electrodiagnostic tests for the diagnosis of nerve injuries etc
Ministry of Munitions. An Atlas of Gas Poisoning
London, H.M.S.O., 1918.
Reprinted for the American Red Cross
Möhring, B. Zur Indikation und Technik der Unterkiefer-Resektionsprothese (Indications for and techniques of resection and reconstruction of the mandible)
Berlin, Hermann Meusser,1914
Morelli E (tr. Davis L, Irving FC). The treatment of wounds of lung and pleura
Boston, WM Leonard, 1920
Based on the author’s experience at Ospedaletto 79, attached to the 11th Corps of the Italian army on the Piave. The translators were surgeons attached to US Field Hospital 331, Limbraga
Morin J. Contribution à l’étude de la ration alimentaire du soldat Suisse
Lausanne, Imprimeries Réunies, 1917
Published under the auspices of the University of Lausanne’s Institute of Hygiene and Parasitology, this thesis examines the rations provided to officers and men of the Second Division and compares them with those of the French, Italian, Austrian and German armies. The conclusion is that the rations are inferior!
Mott FW. War neurosis and shell shock
London, Henry Frowde/Hodder& Stoughton, 1919
Muntsch O. Leitfaden der Pathologie und Therapie der Kampfgaserkrankungen (Summary of pathology and therapy of diseases caused by poison gas)
Murard L, Zylberman P. L'hygiène dans la République: la santé publique en France ou l'utopie contrariée : 1870-1918
Paris, Fayard 1996
Myers CS. Shell shock in France, 1914‑1918 based on a war diary kept by Charles S. Myers
London, Cambridge University Press, 1940
National Health Insurance Medical Research Committee. Bacteriological Studies in the Pathology and Preventive Control of Cerebro-spinal Fever among the Forces during 1915 and 1916.
London, HMSO, 1917
A study of the features of, method of spread and investigation of meningococcal meningitis, which threatened an epidemic among recruits in 1915. Detailed descriptions of preventative measures, and photographs of the mobile laboratory
Neal JH. Field Ambulance Organisation and Administration
London, HK Lewis, 1919
Nichols TB. Organisation, Strategy and Tactics. The Army Medical Services in War
London, Baillière Tindall & Cox, 1937 (& 2nd Edition, 1941)
Reference work produced, as it happens, just in time for the Second World War but largely derived from medical experience in the First.
Oppenheim H. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Kriegsverletzungen des peripherischen Nervensystems (Contribution on peripheral nerve injuries in war)
Berlin, Karger, 1917
Oxford War Primers of Medicine and Surgery
A series of pocket sized books similar in purpose to the Military medical Manuals series, but all originally in English. Published jointly by the Oxford University Press, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton
Bathe Rawling L. Surgery of the Head. 1915
Designed as a text for surgeons at CCS and base hospitals. The author writes “In all probability the present war will evidence a higher ratio of head cases as compared with the rest of the body”.
Dupuy GM. The Stretcher Bearer: A Companion to the R.A.M.C. Training Book
In landscape format, it differs from the others in the series. 138 photographs illustrate stretcher drill, which must have been largely unnecessary under trench conditions
Jones R. Injuries of the joints (2nd ed. 1918)
Harris W. Nerve injuries and shock.1915
Hey Groves EW. Gunshot injuries of bones. 1915
Horder TJ. Cerebro-spinal fever. 1915
Huggins GM. Amputation stumps and their treatment. 1918
Keogh Murphy J. Wounds of the thorax in war. 1915
Macdonald R St.J. Field Sanitation. 1918
The author was Sanitary Officer for the CAMC
Morison R. BIPP Treatment of War Wounds. 1918
Bipp was an antiseptic paste composed of iodoform, bismuth subnitrate and liquid paraffin, which was applied to open wounds and allowed to dry out before being peeled off, supposedly taking the infection with it.
Morison R, Richardson WG. Abdominal injuries. 1915
Power d'A. Wounds in war: Their treatment and results. 1915
Ramsay AM, Grant JD, Lawson Whale H, West CE. Injuries of the eyes, nose, throat and ears.1915
Lawson Whale, co-author of the section on the nose and throat, was at Epsom when the book was produced, having been at No 13 General Hospital; he was subsequently posted to Sidcup.
Shera AG. Vaccines and Sera in Military and Civilian Practice. 1918
Squire JE. Medical Hints (Oxford War Primers series). 1915
Chapters on the management of infectious diseases, rheumatism, frostbite, body parasites and malingering among others. Concludes with a section entitled “Discipline in Hospitals”
Stewart P, Evans AH. Nerve injuries and their treatment. 1916
Page CM. A Medical field service handbook
OWP series 1918
Parreidt J. Handbuch der Zahnersatzkunde: mit einschluss der Technik des kiefer-, gaumen- und nasenersatzes (Handbook of dental reconstruction and the techniques of jaw, palate and nasal prosthetics)
Leipzig, Arthur Felix, 1919
A substantial text on dental reconstructive work, with numerous illustrations of splints, prostheses and manufacturing equipment
Paeuw L de. La
réeducation professionnelle des soldats mutiles et estropies
Paris, Berger-Levrault, 1917:
Description of the work of the Ecole Nationale Belge des Mutilés de la Guerre, with sites at Sainte-Adresse, Port-Villez and Mortain, illustrated with numerous photographs of the occupational workshops
Pellat S. Petits Jeux pour nos Blessés
Paris, Delagrave, 1915
Whether the games described in this book would lift the spirits of the injured and help in getting them back to the front remains questionable
Penhallow DP. Military surgery
New York, Oxford University Press, 1918
Pfaff HW, Schönbeck F. Kursus der Zahnärztlichen Kriegschirurgie und Ontgentechnik (Course on war dental surgery and radiography)
Leipzig, Verlag von Dr Werner Klinkhardt, 1916
Pickerill HP. Facial Surgery
Edinburgh, Livingstone, 1924
Pickerill led the New Zealand Section at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup, and many of the cases illustrated in the book are from the NZ notes now in the Gillies Archive (The Macalister Collection). The book is based on Pickerill’s MS thesis for the University of Birmingham. Curiously the preface makes no acknowledgement of the other Queen's Hospital surgeons – which is odd, not least because of Harold Gillies’s New Zealand origin. Gillies, conversely, acknowledges Pickerill fulsomely
Plowman CF, Dearden WF. Fighting the fly peril
London, Unwin, 1915
Porot A, Hesnard A. Psychiàtre de guerre. Etude clinique
Paris, Alcan, 1919
Porter, WT. Shock at the Front.
Boston, The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1918.
Research on the causes and cure of traumatic shock during World War I
Prakken H. Beitrage zum Studium von Genese und praktischem Verschluss der Kieferhohle- mundhohle-verbindunen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kriegsverletzung (Contribution to the study of War injuries of the mouth and jaw and the development of closure techniques)
Joure (Netherlands), Vereenigde Jouster Drukkerijen, 1937
Hendrik Prakken’s dissertation for the University of Münster, illustrated with his own drawings and photographs
Prentiss AM. Chemicals in War. A treatise on chemical warfare
Prinzing F. Epidemics resulting from wars
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1916
A summary of historical records from before the Thirty years War to the Balkan conflicts of 1913. While outside the usual timescale of this bibliography the book gives an interesting historical perspective, although rather laden with numbers of casualties and light on management
RAMC Training Manual
The standard reference work for the RAMC, including drills and exercise, first aid, nursing and cooking advice.
Ranke K.E. Richtlinien der Tuberkulosebekaempfung nach den Krieg für Beamtete Ärzte (Guidelines for doctors in charge for fighting against tuberculosis after the War)
Wuerbur / Leipzig, Kabitzsch, 1919
Rea RL. Chest radiography at a casualty clearing station
Belfast and London, Mayne Boyd and H.K. Lewis 1919
Read C.S. Military psychiatry in peace and war
London, HK Lewis, 1920.
Reid F. Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain 1914-1930
London & New York, Continuum, 2010
A detailed study of the subject with much information about how sufferers dealt with their own problems and the perceptions of others
Rivers WH. Instinct and the Unconscious. A contribution to a biological theory of the psycho-neuroses
Cambridge, University Press, 1922
Rivers notes in the Preface “The general aim of the book is to put into a biological setting the system of psycho-therapy which came to be generally adopted in Great Britain in the treatment of the psycho-neuroses of war. This system was developed in the main at the Maghull Military hospital under the direction of Dr R.G. Rows…”. The second edition contains some changes as the result of criticisms by TW Mitchell, whose views on dissociation were adopted by Rivers
Rivers WH. Conflict and Dream
New York, Harcourt Brace and London, Kegan Paul, Trench and Trubner, 1923
The classic text by Rivers, published after his untimely death with a foreword and explanatory notes by Eliot Smith. It is based on a lecture series given by Rivers in Cambridge between 1920 and 1922. Published as part of a series entitled “International Library of Psychology Philosophy and Scientific Method”
Roberts J. War surgery of the face. A treatise on plastic restoration after facial surgery.
New York, William Wood & Co, 1919
Ross Sir R (ed). Observations on Malaria, by medical officers of the army and others
London, HMSO, 1919
A series of reports of malaria management and related matters such as the excretion of quinine in urine and the effect of this drug on the development of malarial parasites
Roth PB. Notes on military orthopaedics
London, Henry Kimpton, 1916
Salmon TW. The care and treatment of mental diseases and war neuroses : ("shell shock") in the British Army
Sauerbruchs F. Die Willkruerlich Bewaegbare Kuenstliche Hand. Eine Anleitung für Chirurgen und Techniker. (The artificial moving hand. Advice to surgeons and technicians)
Berlin, Springer, 1916
Sauerbruch's hand was the first really satisfactory arm and hand prosthesis.
van Schelven T. Oorlogsneurologie. Ervaringen over verwondingen van het zenuwgestel en over neurosen (War neurology. Experiments on injuries on nerves and on neuroses)
Amsterdam, Scheltema en Holkema, c.1916
von Schjerning O (ed.). Handbuch der Ärtzlichen Erfahrungen im Weltkriege 1914/18 (Handbook of medical experience of the World War)
Leipzig, JA Barth
The definitive work, in 9 parts, from German WW1 experience, published in Leipzig, as follows:
Vols I & II. Payr E, Franz C (eds). Chirurgie, 1922
Vol III. Krehl L (ed). Innere Medizin (Internal medicine),1921
Vol IV. Bonhoeffer K (ed). Geistes- und Nerven-Krankheiten (Psychology & Neurology), 1921
Vol V. Axenfeld T (ed). Augenheilkunde, 1922
This manual covered new results of War ophthalmology.
Vol VI. Vos O, Killian G (eds). Gehörorgan obere Luft- und Speisewege (Ears and upper respiratory and digestive tracts),1921
Vol. VII. Hoffmann W (ed). Hygiene, 1922
Vol VIII. Aschoff L (ed). Pathologie Anatomie, 1921
Vol IX. Grashey R (ed). Roentgenologie, 1922
Schloessmann H. Der Nervenschussschmerz (Nerve pain due to bullet wounds)
Berlin, Springer, 1917
Schmidt W. Forensisch-Psychiatrische Erfahrungen im Kriege (Forensic psychiatry experience in war)
Berlin, S Karger, 1918
Volume 5 of a series of neurology, psychiatry and psychology handbooks
Scotland T, Hays S (eds). War Surgery 1914-1918
Solihull, UK, Helion Books, 2012
Comprehensive guide to surgical advances and practice in the war. There is a chapter on facial surgery contributed by John Holmes
Seifert E. Lehrbuch der Chirurgie des Kopfes und Halses Für Zahnärzte (Textbook of head and neck surgery for dentists)
München, JF Lehmannsverlag, 1921 (2nd ed 1931)
Volume 11 in a series of dental texts (series editor Professor HH Rebel, Göttingen)
Shephard B. A War of Nerves. Soldiers and Psychiatrists 1914-1994
London, Jonathan Cape, 2000
A comprehensive survey of war neurosis from shellshock to post-traumatic stress disorder. WW1 is covered in detail; an excellent introduction, as it is not too technical
Shera AG. Vaccines and sera: their clinical value in Military and Civilian practice
OWP series, 1918
Shipley AE. The minor Horrors of War
London, Smith Elder a & Co, 1916
Reference work on lice, fleas, flies, leeches etc— not, in the trenches, very “minor” at all.
Shipley AE. More Minor Horrors
London, Smith Elder, 1916
Cockroaches, mosquitoes, rats, mice etc. Some amusing quotations
Silberstein Adolf (ed). Ergebnisse der Kriegsinvalidenfürsorge im KGL Orthopaed. Reserve-Lazarett Nuernberg (Results of the care of war invalids in the Royal Orthopaedic Reserve military hospital, Nürnberg).
Nürnberg / Würzburg / Kubitzsh, 1916
Slade GH. Two sticks.
London, Mills & Boon, 1923
Société de Secours aux Blessés Militaires. Vocabulaire français-arabe à l'usage des infirmières de la Societé Française de Secours aux Blessés Militaires
In the same series appeared Vocabulaire français-italien, Vocabulaire français-anglais and Vocabulaire français-espagnol
Southard EE. Shell‑shock and other neuropsychiatric problems presented in five hundred and eighty‑nine case histories from the war literature, 1914‑ 1918
Boston, Leonard, 1919
Nearly 1000 pages, with an extensive bibliography
Spire C, Lombardy P. Précis d'organisation et de fonctionnement du service de santé en temps de guerre.
Principes de tactique sanitaire (Outline of the organisation and functions of a wartime sanitary service. Principles of sanitary practice)
Paris, Lavauzelle, 1925
Davis J. Plastic Surgery: its Principles And Practice
Philadelphia, P. Blakiston Son & Co., 1919
Strong RP et al. Trench fever.
London, Oxford Medical Publications (Henry Frowde/Hodder & Stoughton 1918)
A detailed research treatise describing experiments performed on volunteers which proved that trench fever was transmitted by lice
Strong RP. Typhus fever, with particular reference to the Serbian epidemics
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1920
Surgeon General’s Office (USA). Principles of War Surgery, based on conclusions adopted at the various interallied surgical conferences
Washington, Government Printing Office, 1918
A tiny pocket book summarising “best practice” from four conferences held at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, Paris, between March 1916 and March 1918
Surgeon General's Office. Abstracts Of War Surgery: An abstract of the war literature of general surgery that has been published since the declaration of war in 1914
St. Louis, C.V. Mosby Co., 1918
General topics include "Wound Infection and Treatment", "Tetanus", "Gas Gangrene", Abdomen", “Chest", "Cardiovascular Surgery", "Joints", "Fractures", "Burns", "Anesthesia in Warfare", "Trench-Foot", "Foreign Bodies", "Peripheral Nerve Injuries" and "Jaws and Face". The articles have been abstracted from a number of medical journals of all nationalities
Sutton S. The fitting out and administration of a Naval Hospital Ship
Bristol John Wright, 1918
Taylor, CRS. The psychology of the Great War
London, Secker, 1915
Tenret F. Traite de Secours d'urgence aux Blessés
Marcinelle (Belgium), 1915
Thomason WT. Papers based on the 1914 War Medical Records Section. Compilation and Usage
London, Department of Health and Social Security, 1976
Thourén G. Tandläkarnes sanitetsverksamhet under krig. (The work of the dentist and his measures for hygiene in war)
Tinel J. Les blessures des nerfs
Paris, Masson & Cie, 1916.
Gunshot wounds of peripheral nerves were a common feature of World War I, as indeed of all wars. The effects of such wounds were studied most closely by Tinel. The book is presented by anatomical region. Preface by Déjerine
Topley WWC. A report on the probable proportion of enteric infections among the undiagnosed febrile cases invalided from the Western Front since October 1916
London, Medical Research Committee, 1920
Tournade A. La Rééducation professionelle des mutilés de la guerre. Rôle du Service de Santé
Paris, L. Fournier, 1917
Tournade A. La pratique de l'hygiene en campagne (Battlefield hygiene)
Paris, Fournier, 1918
Tuttle AD. Handbook for the Medical Soldier
Baltimore, William Wood, 1927
Arnold Dwight Tuttle’s handbook was based on his experiences from the Spanish-American War to WW1 by which time he had advanced from private to colonel. The books’ dedication is to the memory of Oscar C. Tugo, the first enlisted man of the US army to die in WW1; a private of the Medical Department, he was killed by a bomb at the No 5 Base Hospital at Dannes-Camiers. The book is comprehensive, even including tips on letter-writing
Underhill FP. Lethal War Gases. Physiology and Experimental Treatment;
New Haven, Yale University Press 1920
Vaughan E. La Réeducation professionelle des Soldats Aveugles
Paris, Imprimerie Levé, 1915
Vedder EH. The medical aspects of chemical warfare
London, Bailliere, 1925
Villain G (ed.) Congrès Interalliés Dentaire: Comptes rendus
Paris, Imprimerie Chaix, 1917
A two-volume report of the Interallied dental Congress held in Paris in 1916. With mainly French contributions (and in French) it covers the dental reconstructive techniques developed during the first two years of the war. British representation was confined to a Manchester-based dentist, and the heads of army medicine in the field, Sir Anthony Bowlby and Sir Wilmot Herringham. Varastad Kazanjian was present; Gillies and Morestin, the other two giants of facial surgery, were not
Waldmann A, Hoffmann W. Lehrbuch der Militärhygiene
Berlin, Springer, 1936
Wallace CS. War surgery of the abdomen
London, Churchill; New York, Blakiston, 1918
A comprehensive review of what might be expected at operation, with many statistics. The most horrifying of these is the overall mortality of more than 50% of casualties reaching an operating hospital
Wallace CS, Fraser J. Surgery at a casualty clearing station
London, A&C Black, 1918
Ward VH (ed Newell MJ(. Ex dentibus Ensis. A History of the Army Dental Service
Sutherland, Method Publishing Co (for RADC), 1997
Chapter covering the dental and facial work of the Service in WW1. The RADC itself was not established until 1921
Warthin AS, Weller CV. The Medical Aspects of Mustard Gas Poisoning
London, Kimpton, 1919.
Warwick James W, Fickling BW. Injuries of the jaws and face
London, John Bale and Staples Ltd, 1940
Published after the start of the Second World War, this textbook is based on the authors’ experience at the 3rd London General Hospital in WW1. Curiously it makes no reference at all to the facial work done at Sidcup; and even then, only 20 years or so after the end of the First War, most of the casenotes from the hospital had disappeared
Webster RW. Paper Work of the Medical Department of the United States Army
Philadelphia, P. Blakiston’s Son & Co., 1918
Little can be said except that all departments develop a paperwork system – and this is it. Illustrations of all forms in use
Webb AG. Notes on War Pensions
London, British Legion, 1924
The frontispiece lists the title differently as "Notes for Branch Secretaries: No 1. Great War Pensions (other ranks). The booklet sets out entitlements and current values
Weil GP. Le Role du Pharmacien dans la guerre des Gaz
Brussels, Jeune Pharmacie, 1934
A short summary of the pharmacology of gas warfare, including sections on production, actions, detection, neutralisation, protection and treatment
Whitehead I. Doctors in the Great War
London, Leo Cooper, 1999
A study of the development of medical services before and during the war
Wicherink JW. Na den Oorlog. Beschouwingen wenschen, wenken op hygienisch gebied (After the War. Reflections on hygienic measurements to be taken in wartime)
Haarlem, Bohn Luc, 1918
Wilbrand H, Sänger A. Die Verletzungen der Sehbahnen des Gehirns mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Kriegsverletzungen. (Injuries of the central nervous system in war, with particular reference to the part related to vision)
Wiesbaden, Bergmann, 1918.
Williger F. (et al.) Die Zahnärtzliche Hilfe im Felde (Dental care on the battlefield)
Willoughby WG, Cassidy L. Anti-malaria work in Macedonia among British Troops
London, HK Lewis, 1918
Wilmer WH. Aviation medicine in the A.E.F.
Washington DC, Dept. of Army, 1920
A detailed review of many aspects of aviation including physiology and psychiatry
Wilson RM, Wilson WMT. War Diseases and Pensions
London, Henry Frowde / Hodder & Stoughton, 1919
Small reference manual aimed at medical referees, general practitioners and medical boards. Covers neurasthenia, rheumatic disorders, dysentery, malaria and “D.A.H.” (Disordered Action of the Heart) among others; there is a comment on the real nature of DAH with reference to the suggestion that it might be a form of neurasthenia rather than a true cardiac condition – a view later upheld
Winternitz, M. C. Collected Studies on the Pathology of War Gas Poisoning, from the Dept. of Pathology & Bacteriology, Chemical Warfare Service.
New Haven, Yale University Press, 1920.
Wood RC. The Soldiers’ First Aid. A simple treatise on how to treat a wounded comrade.
Toronto & London, Macmillan, 1917
Pocket sized handbook. Wood was a Quartermaster Sergeant of the Canadian Army Medical Corps
Wright AE. Wound Infections and Some New Methods for the Study of the Various Factors which come into Consideration in their Treatment
London, University of London Press, 1915.
Almroth Wright was perhaps the bacteriologist par excellence of the Great War era
Wright AE. Pathology and Treatment of War Wounds
London, Heinemann Medical Books, 1942
Derived from WW1 experience
Yealland L.R. Hysterical Disorders of Warfare.
Macmillan and Co Ltd, London, 1918
Yealland worked in London at the National Hospital, Queen Square, and was the archetype exponent of the ruthless, “pull yourself together” style of shellshock management
Anon. Orpington from Saxon Times to the Great War
Orpington, Workers’ Educational Association, n.d. (1919)
A village history, of interest because it records in some detail the work of the Ontario Military Hospital (including the Facial Unit under Major Le Sueur), the local VAD Hospital, the RASC and No 8 Kent Field Ambulance. A copy of the book was presented to the relatives of all the Overseas soldiers buried in Orpington Churchyard
Anon. “The Times” Diary and Index of the Great War
London, The Times Publishing Company Ltd, n.d (1920-21)
Index to the serialised History, rarely found with the main set
Barker R. The Royal Flying Corps in France: from Mons to the Somme
London, Constable, 1994
Barker R. The Royal Flying Corps in France: from Bloody April 1917 to Final Victory
London, Constable, 1995
Beckett IFW. The First World War. The Essential Guide to Sources in the UK National Archives
Kew, Public Record Office, 2002
Covers the entire holding of the National Archives, it is divided into sections: The higher direction of the war; new ways of war; the nation in arms; war, state and society. This actually makes it difficult to search but it is a useful browsing guide
Bourke J. Dismembering the Male. Men's Bodies, Britain and the Great War
London, Reaktion Books, 1996
An interesting study of the body, with sections on mutilation and malingering (which includes a discussion of the problems of shell-shock), though with only passing reference to facial mutilation
Brown M. The Imperial War Museum Book of the Western Front
London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1993
Brown M. The Imperial War Museum Book of the Somme
London, Sidgwick & Jackson 1996
Bryant A. Jackets of Green.
London, Collins & Co., 1972
History of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, colloquially known as the Greenjackets
Callister S. The Face of War. New Zealand’s great War Photography
Auckland, Auckland University Press, 2008
Sandy Callister has compiled an impressive account and record of WW1 photography documenting the NZ contribution to the war. Chapter 5 covers he facial work of the NZ Section at the Queen's Hospital, Sidcup
Cardyne-Coyne A. The Politics of Wounds: Military patients and medical power in the Frist World War
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014
An overview of the wider effects of soldiers’ wounds, and the medical and political response to them. Thoroughly researched, but depressingly negative, perhaps as a result of source selection, the analysis over-interprets some of the aspects and applies today’s values to yesterday’s events.
Cave N. Battleground Europe: Somme; Beaumont Hamel
London, Leo Cooper, 1994
One of a series of battlefield guides detailing events on the ground in a small part of the field, with details of how to visit the site and what to see today. Using these, and Chris McCarthy’s “Day by Day” accounts of the Somme and Passchendaele (q.v.) it has often been possible to determine the place of injury of many of the Queen's Hospital patients
Cave N. Battleground Europe: Ypres. Sanctuary Wood and Hooge
London, Leo Cooper 1993 (revised 1995)
Cave N. Battleground Europe: Arras. Vimy Ridge
London, Leo Cooper 1996
Cecil H, Liddle P. Facing Armageddon. The First World War Experienced
London, Pen & Sword Books, 1996
Papers from an international conference held in Leeds in 1994, with a section on medical aspects of the war, compiled into a huge book.
Cohen D. The War Come Home. Disabled Veterans in Britain and Germany, 1914-1939
Berkeley, University of California Press, 2001
Scholarly comparison of the different way in which disabled veterans were managed; in the UK their support was almost entirely run under charity auspices while in Germany the state provided. Cohen discusses the interesting paradox of why it was the German veterans who were the more rebellious. See Gerber
Clark A. The Donkeys
London, Hutchinson 1961 (Pimlico ed 1991)
The classic “revisionist” history which decried the generals as donkeys who led lions, based on the disaster of Neuve Chapelle in 1915
Collier R. The Plague of the Spanish Lady. The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919.
London, Macmillan, 1974
Written in rather vivid journalistic style, but capturing the scale and enormity of a modern plague which accounted for the death of over 20 million people worldwide
Cooper B. The Ironclads of Cambrai.
Souvenir Press, 1967 (Pan Books ed.1970)
Davies F, Maddocks G. Bloody red tabs: General officer Casualties of the Great War 1914-1918
Barnsley, Pen & Sword Books, 1995
Biographies of the 200 or so casualties of the rank of Brigadier-General and above
Devine W. The Story of a Battalion
Melbourne, Melville & Mullen, 1919
Account of the 48th Battalion, AIF, formed out of the 16th Battalion. Of interest because it is illustrated by Daryl Lindsay, who worked at the Queen's Hospital Sidcup. Lindsay started his war service in France as a driver in the ASC, before being recruited as a War Artist.
Doley E. Allenby’s Military Medicine: Life and Death in World War I Palestine
London, IB Tauris, 2007
Duffus M. Battlefront Nurses in WWI: The Canadian Army Medical Corps in England, France and Salonika, 1914-1919
Victoria, Town and Gown Press, 2009
Ekins A, Stewart E. War Wounds: Medicine and the Trauma of Conflict
Exisle, Wollombi, Australia, 2011
van Emden R, Humphries S. All Quiet on the Home Front. An Oral history of Life in Britain during the First World War
London, Headline Book Publishing, 2003
Contains a substantial section on caring for the wounded, with previously unpublished testimony from a number of nurses and VADs
Farrar-Hockley AH. The Somme
London, Batsford Ltd, 1964; Pan Books ed.1966
Fussell P. The Great War and Modern Memory
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1975
An interesting book which appears to have fallen into disfavour (see Stephen M, “The Price of Pity” for an exposition on this theme)
Gerber DA (ed). Disabled veterans in history
Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2000
An historical review, comprising a series of essays ranging from 16th century England to Vietnam. Two essays cover WW1; Resnick writes about orthopaedic services developed at Shepherd’s Bush hospital (now the Hammersmith) and Cohen about British and German veterans and work See separate entry for Deborah Cohen’s expanded study
Gilbert M. First World War
London, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1994; Penguin ed 1995
Gliddon G. Legacy of the Somme 1916. The battle in film, fact and fiction
Stroud, Sutton Publishing Ltd 1996
A comprehensive bibliography of publications which refer to the Somme, including many regimental histories as well as general books.
Graves D. A Crown of Life: The World of John McCrae
Staplehurst, Spellmount Ltd, 1997
Biography of John McCrae, soldier, doctor and poet (q.v.)
Greenwald L. Heroes with a Thousand Faces. True stories of people with facial deformities and their quest for acceptance
Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic Press, 2007
Contains references to Gillies’ work at Sidcup
Griffith P (ed). British Fighting Methods in the Great War
London & Portland, Frank Cass, 1996
A series of essays on various tactical aspects of the war, including an essay by Geoffrey Noon on the treatment of casualties
Grogan S. Shell-shocked Britain. The First World War’s legacy for Britain’s mental health.
Barnsley, Pen & Sword History, 2014
Good summary text including a section on the effects of bombing on civilians
Hallett CE. Containing Trauma: Nursing Work in the First World War
Manchester, University Press, 2009
Hallett CE. Nurse Writers of the Great War
Manchester, University Press, 2016
Covers independent nurses, professionals and volunteers, using the writings of nursing staff to “open a window onto their insights into the nature of nursing and the impact of warfare”
Hargrave J. The Suvla Bay Landing
London, Macdonald, 1964
The author served with the 32nd Field Ambulance, Xth (Irish) Division. The book is part personal memoir, part campaign history
Harper G. Images of War: World War One; A photographic record of New Zealanders at war, 1914-1918
Auckland, HarperCollins (New Zealand) Ltd, 2008
Many wartime photographs from the Army Memorial Museum collection and from individuals, including some of facial injury from the Gillies Archive
Harris J. The Somme: Death of a Generation
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1966
Harrison M. The Medical War: British military medicine in the First World War
Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010
A masterly overview of the organisation of, and problems faced by military medicine in the Great War. It is particularly good on the lesser-known medical aspects of campaigns of Gallipoli, Mesopotamia, East Africa and Salonika and covers the problems of disease as well as injury.
Holden W. Shell Shock. The Psychological Impact of war.
London, Channel 4 Books, 1998
The first three chapters cover the Great War and its aftermath
Holding N. World War I Army Ancestry
Birmingham, Federation of Family History Societies, 1982, 2nd Ed 1991
Holding N. More sources of World War I Army Ancestry
Birmingham, Federation of Family History Societies, 1986, 2nd Ed 1991
These two publications by Norman Holding provide an essential guide to tracking down information about men serving in the British army in the Great War. The author’s father served in the ASC and RAMC, and Holding compiled his books while tracing his details.
Holding N. Location of Army Records of the First World War
Holmes R. Firing Line
London, Jonathan Cape, 1985
A study of battlefield psychology, written by an historian, and covering wars of all ages but with substantial reference to WW1
Honigsbaum M. Living with Enza. Th forgotten story of Britain and the great ‘flu pandemic of 1918
London. Macmillan, 2009
Scholarly account of a major medical problem which caused many military casualties in the last months of the war
Horne A. The Price of Glory. Verdun 1916
London, Macmillan, 1962 (Penguin ed 1994)
The definitive English language account of the horror of Verdun, which the Somme offensive was designed to relieve.
Horsfall J, Cave N. Battleground Europe: Somme. Serre.
London, Leo Cooper 1996
Keegan J. The Face of Battle
London, Jonathan Cape, 1976 (Penguin ed 1978)
Detailed analysis of Agincourt (1415), Waterloo (1815) and the Somme
Keegan J. Battle at Sea. From Man of War to Submarine
London, Pimlico, 1993
Including an account of the battle of Jutland
Ketchum JD. Ruhleben: A Prison Camp Society
University of Toronto Press & London, Oxford University Press, 1964
Written by a Professor of psychology who was himself an inmate of the camp it describes what the foreword’s author, Robert B MacLeod, calls a strange society
Knightley P. The First Casualty. From the Crimea to the Falklands: The War Correspondent as Hero, Propagandist and Myth Maker
London, André Deutsch, 1975 (Pan Books Ed. 1989)
Lee J. War Girls. The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry in the First World War
Manchester, University Press, 2012
Liddle PH. The Airman’s War 1914-18
Poole, Blandford Press, 1987
A photograph of Lieut Bath, a Canadian pilot, having a shave is included. Bath later crashed and was treated for his facial fractures at the Queen’s Hospital
Liddle PH. The Worst Ordeal. Britons at Home and Abroad 1914-1918
London, Leo Cooper, 1994
A compilation of photographs and personal memories illustrating many aspects of war, with a number of references to physical and psychological injury. Bell, a Sidcup patient, is illustrated
Liddle P. (Ed). Passchendaele in Perspective. The Third Battle of Ypres
London, Leo Cooper, 1997
A detailed compilation of articles including an evaluation by Ian Whitehead of casualties and the British Medical Services
Macdonald L. The Roses of No Man's Land.
London, Michael Joseph, 1980
The definitive book on nursing experience, told by many personally interviewed nurses, of nursing experiences of the Great War. It includes a section on the sculpting of “Tin Faces” to cover facial defects.
Macdonald L. Somme.
London, Michael Joseph, 1983
Macdonald L. They called it Passchendaele
London, Michael Joseph, 1978 (Penguin ed 1993)
Macdonald L. 1914-1918. Voices and Images of the Great War
London, Michael Joseph, 1988; Penguin Ed 1991
Masefield J. The Battle of the Somme.
London, William Heinemann, 1919: Reprinted Cedric Chivers 1968
McCarthy C. The Somme. The Day by Day Account.
London, Arms and Armour Press, 1993
McCarthy C. The Third Ypres: Passchendaele. The Day-by-Day Account
London, Arms and Armour Press, 1995
Two books detailing actions on each day of the Somme and Third Ypres campaigns. Fully illustrated with many battlefield maps.
Mawson TH. An Imperial Obligation. Industrial Villages for Partially Disabled Soldiers and Sailors.
London, Grant Richards Ltd, 1917
A curious publication setting out plans for the development of special facilities for disabled servicemen— a project which was never realised.
Mayhew E. Wounded. From Battlefield to Blighty 1914-1918
London, The Bodley Head, 2013
Accounts of doctors, ambulancemen, chaplains, nurses and the wounded themselves, drawn from personal accounts and partially fictionalised
McKee A. Vimy Ridge
London, Souvenir Press 1966
Middlebrook M. The First Day on the Somme.
London, Allen Lane, 1981
Ousby I. The Road to Verdun. France, Nationalism and the First World War
London, Jonathan Cape 2002 (Pimlico 2003)
Modern study of this monumental battle
Perry H. Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany
Manchester, University Press, 2014
Analysis of the German experience of managing disability in war casualties
Popham H. The FANY in Peace and War. The story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry 1907-2003
Barnsley, Leo Cooper, 2003 (revised ed; first published by Secker & Warburg, 1984)
Chapters 2-5 deal with the First World War
Pugsley C. On the Fringe of Hell. New Zealanders and military discipline in the First World War.
Auckland, Hodder & Stoughton, 1991
An interesting study of soldiers’ behaviour, with an account of the Antipodean attitude to capital punishment which is important reading.
Prior R, Wilson T. Passchendaele: The Untold Story
New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1996
A “Haig was wrong” history, but detailed and largely objective in approach, and very comprehensive. Well written.
Quinn S. Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War
Fredericton, Goose Lane Editions, 2010
Rees P. The Other Anzacs: Nurses at War, 1914-1918
Crows Nest, Allen and Unwin, 2008
Reznick J. Healing the Nation: Soldiers and the Culture of Caregiving in Britain During the Great War
Manchester, University Press, 2005
Reznick J. John Galsworthy and disabled soldiers of the Great War
Manchester, University press, 2014
Galsworthy became interested in, and involved with the development of rehabilitation services for disabled soldiers, although he became disillusioned with his contribution and largely ignored it after the war. Resnick provides an elegant analysis, and reproduces Galsworthy’s essays
Sontag S. Regarding the pain of others
New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003 (Penguin, 2004)
Short book by Susan Sontag. Described by the London “Daily Telegraph” as “a brilliant analysis of our numbed response to images of horror”
Spencer W. Army Service Records of the First World War
Kew, Public Record Office, 2001 (3rd Ed)
An invaluable guide to the records of British servicemen in the PRO (now the National Archives). Medical records may be part of servicemen’s individual records (WO 363 and 364) while medical unit records are in WO95 (the War Diaries) with a 2% sample of full records in MH 106. Anyone researching a casualty should start here. Because only 25% of individual records survived the WW2 fire it may only be possible to ascertain the context of an injury
Stedman M. Battleground Europe: Somme. Thiepval.
London, Leo Cooper 1995
Stephen M. The Price of Pity
London, Leo Cooper, 1996
A finely written book dealing robustly with many war myths, and with an interesting analysis of war poetry and the men who wrote it
Taylor FAJ. The bottom of the barrel.
London-New York, Regency Press, 1978
‘Tanky’ Taylor’s memoirs, containing a powerful description of a German soldier with a facial injury.
Terraine J. To Win a War. 1918, The Year of Victory
London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1978 (Papermac ed 1986)
The archetype “Haig was right” book detailing the failings (on both sides) of the German advance of March, and the allied successes from July and August which led to Victory. The American contribution is put into context, Terraine noting that most of their armaments were British or French, and that it was the numbers and tenacity of the fighting men that helped turn the tide
Terraine J. The Smoke and the Fire. Myths and anti-myths of War 1861-1945
London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980
Terraine J. White Heat. The New Warfare 1914-1918
London, Guild Publishing, 1982
A careful analysis of the new war technology, in particular the machine gun and heavy artillery.
Vansittart P. John Masefield’s Letters from the Front 1915-17
New York, Franklin Watts, 1985
Includes Masefield’s account of his visit to Neuilly, with a description of facial injury
Warner P. World War One. A chronological Narrative.
London, Arms and Armour Press, 1995
Watrin J. The British Military Cemeteries in the Region of Boulogne-sur-Mer.
Lewes, The Book Guild, 1987
A brief guide to the cemeteries, most of which, in this area, were near to the coastal base hospitals. A number of doctors and nurses who died lie here; John McCrae (q.v.), author of “In Flanders Fields”, is interred at Wimereux. Includes a description of the work of the St John’s Hospital established at Etaples in 1915.
Williamson H. The Collector and Researchers Guide to the Great War
Privately published, Anne Wilkinson, 2003
Volume 1 covers medals and papers; Volume 2 deals with small arms, munitions and militaria. Contains an enormous, even obsessional amount of detail
Winter J, Baggett B. 1914-18: The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century
London, BBC Books, 1996
Based on the BBC television series which was screened first in 1996-7. A section on facial disfigurement in the French army, quoting the experience of Henriette Rémi (q.v.)
Winter D. Death’s Men. Soldiers of the Great War
London, Allen Lane 1978; Penguin Books 1979
Contains a chapter on wounds and injury
Wolff L. In Flanders Fields
London, Longman Green & Co, 1958
The classic account of the Western Front battles of 1917
Young A. The Harmony of Illusions. Inventing post-traumatic stress disorder
Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1996
Analysis of the development of the modern concept of PTSD, with a substantial section on the Great War and the contributions of Rivers and Yealland among others.
A large number of medical and ambulance units printed journals or magazines and there is a large collection of these in the British Library (from the bibliography of which (q.v.) many of these references are derived). Some volumes of hospital derived (medical) journals are also included here where their content is related mainly to war activity
2/1st West Lancashire Field Ambulance
Motley. Liverpool, 1918 etc.
authors) Année de GUERRE 1914-1915.Bulletin de la Société de Médecine de Nancy
Nancy, Société de Médecine, n.d.
Anon. With The Forty-Fourths: being a Record of the Doings of the 44th Field Ambulance (14th Division)
London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co Ltd: 1922
Anon. The Good-bye Book of the Quai d’Escale
London, HJ Gains & Co, c.1919
An illustrated booklet containing articles by various members of the nursing staff. The Quai d’Escale was the portside railway terminus at Le Havre, and had been requisitioned as No 2 General Hospital, being decommissioned in March 1919. The afterword is written by Col Firth, DDMS for the area
Beaver P (Ed) The Wipers Times. A complete facsimile...
London, Peter Davies Ltd, 1973
Behind the Lines; The unofficial magazine of No. 10 Stationary Hospital.
Somewhere in France. 1916-
Canadian Hospital News
Magazine of the Canadian Hospitals in Ramsgate and Chatham
“Carry On”. A Magazine on the Reconstruction of Disabled Soldiers and Sailors
New York, American Red Cross (published for the Surgeon-General) 1918-
With a distinguished Editorial Board, this illustrated journal describes the scope of post-war rehabilitation of disabled soldiers and includes information on occupational therapy, physiotherapy and proposals for employment; the archive possesses 3 issues
Clearings; Canadian Contingent, B.E.F. No. 4 Casualty Clearing Station
Cutler E. A Journal of the Harvard Medical School Unit to the American Ambulance Hospital in Paris: Spring of 1915
Privately printed, 1916
Contains a medical team photograph including Harvey Cushing, with details of a number of his operations
First Eastern General Hospital Gazette, Cambridge
We possess 2 copies; No 4 and No 8 (May 25th and July 20th 1915)
Huddersfield War Hospital Magazine.
”It”. Gup and Gossip from the War Hospitals, Exeter
We possess the last issue, April 1919, of what appears to have been a monthly production in fairly typical format. The Exeter hospitals comprised eight sections in the city, with St Thomas’ Infirmary and 35 other hospitals, which included a limb-fitting service from July 1918
Journal of the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth
See the entries for Muir W. Our incomplete run is full of hospital anecdotes, cartoons and other material to lift the spirits. The famous cartoonist H.M.Bateman drew a few. “The Doings of Donovan” (q.v.) first appeared here
Kenchington F. Dick Whittington: A Pantomime. A souvenir of Salonika, Christmas 1915
London, privately printed, 1916
The pantomime was performed by members of the 85th Field Ambulance (3rd London) to a large part of the Salonika contingent. Perhaps it was more entertaining on stage than it is in print, but the illustrations are amusing. The ensemble was accompanied by a “small orchestra” of piano, violin and piccolo; Alice was played by Cpl EJ Dillon
Kenchington F. Aladdin. A Pantomime by members of the 85th Field Ambulance
London, Andrew Melrose Ltd, 1917
The Unit’s second pantomime; the Introduction indicates that the entertainment was better prepared, and more lavish than the first
Peeko Journal. The Organ of ‘P’ Company, RAMC
One issue of this journal, from a unit based at Longleat House in Wiltshire, has been catalogued
Record; The Chain Tuffieha, Malta
”Stand Easy” (Chronicles of Cliveden)
We possess one bound volume of this journal of the Canadian Hospital, Taplow, Berks, covering May-November 1918 (it commences at issue 23). That the hospital inmates were encouraged to visit Taplow village (which lies adjacent to the great house of Cliveden, previously owned by the Astor family) is evident from the large number of local advertisements. The hospital later evolved into the Canadian Red Cross Hospital, famous as the birthplace of paediatric rheumatology under Dr Barbara Ansell.
The Bath Bun : the book of the Bath War Hospital.
The Bearer Post.
The Harefield Park Boomerang; Australian Contingent, B.E.F. First Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield.
The Iodex; Shoreham, Kent, V.A.D. Hospital.
The Iodine Chronicle; No. 2 Field Ambulance, 1st Division
The Jackass; the First Australian General Hospital monthly.
The Kit-Bag; 2nd Southern General Hospital.
The Korero “Aotea.”; New Zealand Contingent, B.E.F. Aotea Convalescent Home, Heliopolis, Cairo.
The Lead Swinger. The Bivouac Journal of the 1/3 W.Riding Field Ambulance
September 1915 to March 1919
Sheffield, J.W.Northend Ltd, Printers, 1921
The Poultice; 1/2nd West Riding Field Ambulance.
In the Field, 1916-
The R.A.M.C. Depot Magazine; Royal Army Medical Corps.
The R.A.M.C. Magazine.
The Ration. The Magazine of the Reading War Hospitals
Reading, January 1916- 1919
The usual content of history, reminiscences, poems, jokes and cartoons, these last often being by Pte E Shaw, whose medical contrivances have a Heath Robinson appearance
The Return: the journal of the Lancashire Military Convalescent Hospital, Blackpool.
The Rifle Splint. A weekly return of the 3rd Sub-Division Training Centre.
The Scullery Mail; New Zealand Military Hospital, Walton-on-Thames.
The “Southern” Cross. The journal of the 1st Southern General Hospital, RAMCT, Birmingham
Birmingham, Hudson & Son (Printers), 1916-1919
Published as a monthly journal, the collected issues were bound as 3 volumes (1916,1917 and 1918-1919), possibly as a presentation set (our bound set is from the hospital Administrator, JEH Sawyer, to his daughter). It contains the usual mix of informative articles, jokes, cartoons and photographs. The first year’s issues were slightly larger than the others, possibly reflecting paper rationing. The Gillies Archives also possess a small number of loose copies
The Searchlight; 2nd Western General Hospital, Manchester.
Manchester, 1916, etc.
The Splint Record; No. 2 Field Ambulance, 1st Division.
The Summerdown Camp Journal
The Stretcher Bearer; London Field Ambulances.
South Harrow, 1915
The Tabloid; Motor Ambulance Convoy No. 2. .
The Welsh RAMC Gazette vol 1. Nos 1-3. May-July 1915.
The Wit. The organ of the R.A.M.C. Training Centre, Ripon.
Wails of the Wounded; or convalescent carollings; Royal Free Military Hospital, London, 1916
The Great War (ed H.W.Wilson)
London, Amalgamated Press
A weekly history, profusely illustrated. Issue 132 contains an article entitled “How the Wounded were Brought Home”
The “Manchester Guardian” History of the Great War
A bimonthly series, lavishly illustrated, with photographs of very superior quality to those of the Amalgamated Press part-work. The Gillies Archive contains loose issues from August 1914 to May 1916 and a complete bound set (9 vols), many of which contain illustrations of wounded men & hospitals
“A Friend”. Bairnsfather. A few Fragments from His Life.
Hodder & Stoughton for “The Bystander”, no date
Brief biography of the trenches’ most famous cartoonist
Albert SJMM. War, Art and Surgery. The work of Henry Tonks and Julia Midgley
London, Royal College of Surgeons, 2014
Catalogue of an exhibition at RCS which includes all of Henry Tonks’ pastel portraits of facially injured soldiers, drawn at the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot and the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup in 1916-17, with three essays by Sam Alberti, Emma Chambers and Susannah Biernoff. The exhibition includes work by the contemporary artists Julia Midgley of injured servicemen from conflicts in the Middle East in the first part of the 21st Century. A number of the Tonks portraits are identified and photographs and drawings from the case files, and some background details, are included
Anon. Mr Punch’s History of the Great War
London, Cassell, 1919
A diary style account of monthly contributions with cartoons
Anon. The Queen’s Gift Book. In aid of Queen Mary’s convalescent auxiliary hospitals for soldiers and sailors who have lost their limbs in the War
London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d.
Foreword by John Galsworthy; contributions include stories by J.M.Barrie, John Buchan, Joseph Conrad, Conan Doyle and Jerome K. Jerome. Contains a number of tipped-in colour illustrations of a sentimental or patriotic nature
Anon. Croix-Rouge s'en va-t-en Guerre
N.p., n.d; c.1918
Bairnsfather B. Bullets and Billets
London, Grant Richards, 1916
Bairnsfather B. Fragments from France
London, for “The Bystander”
A series of seven (possibly eight) soft cover compilations of Bairnsfather cartoons, including a few depicting injury
Carden-Coyne A, Morris D, Wilcox T (eds). The Sensory War 1914-2014
Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery, 201
Catalogue of a major exhibition examining artists’ responses to war. Includes essays by Ana Carden-Coyne, Susannah Biernoff and Dorothy Price. The exhibition is based on the extensive collection within the Gallery but includes watercolours of WW1 Sidcup patients
Clapham M (Ed). The Wordsworth Book of First World War Poetry
Ware, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Cork R. A Bitter Truth. Avant-Garde Art and the Great War
New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1994
A remarkable and comprehensive book produced to accompany a major exhibition held at the Barbican Art Gallery, London, in 1994. It includes many images of injury by Beckmann, Dix, Chagall, Grosz and Tonks
Dowd JH (illus). The Doings of Donovan
London, Country Life, n.d.
The collected cartoons (first published in the hospital’s journal) chronicling the treatment and convalescence at the 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth of the fictional Donovan, an amusing and often mischievous Irishman with an eye for the ladies. A well observed account of hospital life.
Eberle M. World War I and the Weimar Artists
New Haven & London, Yale University Press, 1985
A discussion of the wartime work of Dix, Grosz, Beckmann and Schlemmer
de Ferandy J.
Ecrit là bas... (preface
by Paul Géraldy)
Poem about horror of the battle fields. The author was a stretcher-bearer from 1914 to 1916.
Friedrich E. War against War!
Frankfurt, Zweitausendeins, 1924 (US edition Seattle, The Real Comet Press, 1987)
An extraordinary anti-war polemic illustrated with gruesome photographs of dead soldiers and executed civilians, with a section, cynically captioned, on facial injury with 25 mutilated faces
Friedrich E. Nie Wieder Krieg! No more War! Plus jamais de Guerre! Nunca jamas Guerra! Nooit meer Oorlog! Aldrig mere Krig!
Amsterdam, International Federation of Trade Unions, 1929
A slim softback in six languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch and Danish) comprising a selection of Friedrich’s photographs of the horrors of war, with an appeal by Friedrich for more material for his anti-war Museum
Gardner B (Ed). Up the Line to Death. The War Poets 1914-1918
London, Methuen & Co, 1964 (revised 1986)
Includes Owen’s “The First Field Dressing” from “Parenthesis”
Gerike A. About Face: World War I Facial Injury and Reconstruction
Seattle, Floating Bridge Press, 2013
A series of poems derived from Ann’s researches in the facial injury archives at Sidcup
Goodchild G (ed). The Blinded soldiers and sailors gift book
London, Jarrold, n.d.; New York, Putnam, 1916
Sold to support the work of St Dunstan’s, this book is an illustrated anthology of prose and poetry with extracts from John Galsworthy, H.G.Wells, G.K Chesterton, and illustrations by Heath Robinson and Sir Frank Brangwyn, among others. The Foreword states “It is merely intended as a Gift Book which... aims at helping those brave fellows who have suffered one of the worst misfortunes that can befall a human being... permanent blindness”
Gordon H, Tindall MC (illus Joyce Dennys). Our Hospital ABC
London, John Lane & The Bodley Head, n.d.
A nursery rhyme book, with each letter illustrating some aspect of hospital life by a verse and a cartoon. ‘“W” the Woodbines we smoke by the score, Like Oliver Twist we are asking for more’ gives a flavour; and the happy patient in his hospital uniform is seen puffing cheerfully.
A sister volume, “Our Girls in Wartime”, contains an amusing verse about Nesta, a V.A.D.
Hone J. The Life of Henry Tonks
London, Wm Heinemann, 1939
Chapter V details Tonk’s war experience. His 72 pastels of faces executed at Aldershot and Sidcup are in the collection of the Royal College of Surgeons, London and many of his operative diagrams are in the notes in the Gillies Archive at Sidcup
Howcroft J. Songs of a Broken Airman
London, Hodder & Stoughton, n.d.
Injured in an aeroplane crash in 1916, Howcroft wrote this short and rather sad anthology while recovering from his injuries
Lindsay D. Daryl Lindsay’s “Digger” Book (intro by CEW Bean)
Melbourne, Sun Art Studios, 1919
Originally issued in soft card covers with a string tie, with 14 illustrations, it was reissued as a limited edition of 450 copies and 30 artist’s proofs. The drawings were made during 1916 before his work at Sidcup and before his appointment as an Official War Artist. Apart from his Sidcup work, there are five pen and wash works in the collection of the Wellcome Foundation and his photograph album, in the RACS in Melbourne, includes a number of pictures of the Western Front as well as images of Sidcup. We possess a line drawing of a “Digger”, which is reproduced (without cigarette) in Lindsay’s books, written with his wife, on the history of the Red Cross. See also entry for Prunster V
Kennett, Lady Kathleen. Self-Portrait of an Artist.
London, John Murray
Kathleen Scott was the widow of the polar explorer Captain Robert Scott, who perished in his attempt to reach the South Pole. A noted sculptress, she was induced by Tonks to work at Sidcup. She later married Lord Kennet. Much of the book is in diary form and catalogues a remarkable collection of friends in high places.
McCrae J. In Flanders Fields and Other Poems.
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1923
John McCrae was a Canadian doctor who died of infection while on active service and is buried in the cemetery at Wimereux, north of Boulogne. His brother Thomas was a surgeon during the war at the Ontario Military Hospital, Orpington, Kent, four miles or so from Sidcup. The book contains a facsimile of McCrae’s handwritten draft of “In Flanders Field” which is noted to be inaccurate. A Canadian commemorative stamp was produced depicting this famous poem.
Mudie-Cooke O. With the V.A.D. Convoys in France, Flanders, Italy
A set of 26 folio lithographs
Orpen W. An Onlooker in France
London, Williams & Norgate, 1921
This is the standard book of war artists’ experience; but in fact, although Sir William Orpen produced some memorable and powerful work, this autobiographical account is largely of Orpen’s jaunts behind the lines with many senior officers, and his war appears to have been quite genteel
Owen W. The Pity of War
London, Orion Books ed 1996
An abridged paperback “pocket” edition including “Mental Cases”, “S.I.W.” (Self-inflicted wound), “A Terre” (blindness and depression) and “Hospital Barge at Cérisy”
Nevinson CRW. Modern War (intro by PG Konody)
London Grant Richards Ltd, 1917
25 plates, one in colour, of Nevinson’s well-known geometric paintings. There are four medical subjects: “The Ambulance Driver”, “The Doctor”, “In the Observation Ward” (a portrait of a shellshock victim) and “La Patrie”, the famous painting of wounded men on stretchers in the train shed at Dunkirk
Phillips CJ (ed.). Kentish Homes: visited by the staff and nurses of the Ontario Military Hospital Orpington, Kent, in 1916
London, privately printed, 1917
Not a war or medical book at all, but an account of a tour around some of Kent’s great houses. Tours were organised by the author, a resident of Sevenoaks, for medical and nursing staff of the hospital, and the book produced to serve as a permanent reminder. Our copy came from Quebec
Prunster V. The Legendary Lindsays
Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1995
A lavishly illustrated book produced to accompany an exhibition mounted by the gallery, about Australia’s most renowned artistic family of the early 20th Century. While Norman’s work was widely considered pornographic at the time, his younger brother Daryl (1889-1976 - q.v.) was a jackeroo at the onset of war, and his artistic talents were only then to be recognised, when he enlisted and became batman to his brother-in-law, Will Dyson. Working at the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup, he was befriended by Henry Tonks who introduced him to many of the leading artists of the day. In later life Daryl became a noted art administrator and for many years was Curator of the National Gallery of Victoria.
C.W. Characteristic studies of members of the New Zealand stationary
hospital : Egypt, Greece, France / sketched by C.W. Purvis.
London : Raphael Tuck, ?1918
A collection of humorous sketches
Reilly C. (Ed). Stars Upon My Heart. Women’s Poetry and Verse of the First World War
London, Virago, 1981
Contains Margaret Postgate Cole’s poem “The Veteran”
Rothenstein J. British Artists and the War
London, Peter Davies, 1931
A review of many of the well-known names of British war art including Clausen, Muirhead Bone, Augustus John, Kennington, Lavery, Nash and Spencer
Sellars S. Art and Survival in First World War Britain
New York, St Martin’s Press, 1987
A sociological study of newspaper, art and film
Service RW. Rhymes of a Red Cross Man.
New York, Barse and Hopkins, 1916
Includes “Fleurette”, a tender poem about facial disfigurement
Samlley Sarson H. From Field and Hospital
London, Erskine MacDonald, 1916
A small collection of poems including several written in hospital. Sarson was a private in the 1st Canadian contingent
Stephen M. (Ed). Poems of the First World War: ‘Never such Innocence’
London, Buchan & Enright, 1991 (J.M.Dent ed 1994)
Contains three of Wilfred Owen’s poems on injury: “Stretcher Case”, “Disabled” and “Conscious”. Probably the most well-known anthology
Taylor FAJ. Tanky’s War, or a Private’s Eye View. A Collection of Verses on the Great War
Taunton, Taymark 1984
Contains an interesting verse describing the soldier’s attitude to facial injury; the genesis of this is described in his memoir of the War “The Bottom of the Barrel” (Regency Press, 1978)
Treves, Sir F (ed). Made in the Trenches. Composed entirely from articles & sketches contributed by soldiers
London, George Allen & Unwin, 1916
A contemporary anthology, the profits from which were donated to the “Star and Garter” Endowment Fund in aid of wounded servicemen. The editor was perhaps the most famous surgeon of the day
Viney N. Images of Wartime: British art and artists of World War 1
Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1991
A good introductory text to war artists based on the collection of the Imperial War Museum, London
Anon. British Red Cross Register of Overseas Volunteers 1914-1918. Including Voluntary Aid Detachments, Order of St John, First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Friends Ambulance Unit, Serbian Relief Fund, Scottish Women’s Hospitals. Covering all theatres of war
Seventh Edition, 1918 (repr. London, Savannah Publications, 2004)
A facsimile of the 7th Edition, with some handwritten amendments reproduced
British Museum. Subject Index of the books relating to the European War, 1914-1918, acquired by the British Museum, 1914-1920
Contains a short medical section including a number of continental and Russian books, although these are poorly referenced and usually without publishers’ details
Chambers R (Ed). University College, London, University College Hospital and Medical School. A Record 1914-1919
London, Donald Macbeth for the War Memorial Committee, 1922 (in 2 volumes – Abbati to Lintott and Lister to Wynne)
262 copies were printed of this collection of portraits (both biographical and photographic) of UCL/UCH staff and students who died in the war
Controvich JT. United States Army Unit and Organisational Histories. A bibliography. Volume II: World War 1 to the Present
Lanham, Maryland and Oxford, The Scarecrow Press, 2003
Comprehensive bibliography containing a substantial section on medical units and hospitals
The Church Army. Work made by some of Britain’s Crippled Heroes
The Church Army, n.d
A 34 page catalogue detailing items made by disabled ex-servicemen, ranging from metal objects such as trays and candlesticks to sticks and crutches, small pieces of furniture and toys
Daukes SH. The medical museum. Modern developments, organisation and technical methods
London, The Wellcome Foundation, 1929
Valuable account by the Director of the Wellcome Museum who was responsible for the management of the Leeds School of Army Hygiene in 1917-18
Enser AGS. A Subject Bibliography of the First World War. Books in English 1914-1978
London, André Deutsch 1979.
Listed by subject (with some duplication) this is far from comprehensive, but a useful starting point. Sections on medicine, nursing, ambulances, the Red Cross etc
Falls C. War Books: A Critical Guide
London, Peter Davies 1930 (revised version, ed. RJ Wyatt, Greenhill Books 1989)
One of the classic WW1 bibliographies
Index Medicus. War Supplement: A classified record of literature on military medicine and surgery, 1914-1917
New York, Carnegie Institute, 1918
Janes EA. Historical Records of British Regiments in the Great War.
2 Vols: Cavalry and Yeomanry Regiments; Infantry Regiments
Revised Edition, 1976
Typescript listing of the whereabouts of all British Regiments between 1914 and 1918
Lefevre P et al. La Belgique et la premiere guerre mondiale. Bibliographie. Belgie en de eerste wereld oorlog. Bibliografie
Brussels, Musee Royal de l'Armée - Koningklijk Legermuseum (Centre d'Histoire militaire), 1987
McDowell F (ed(. The McDowell Series of Plastic Surgery Indexes
Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 1977-1981
The definitive index of plastic surgery writings from 900BC to 1976. There are 5 volumes:
Vol 1: The Zeis Index and history of plastic surgery, 900 BC to 1863AD (originally Die Literatur und Geschichte der Plastischen Chirurgie, published 1863 in Leipzig)
Vol 2: The Patterson Index, 1864 AD to 1920AD
Vol 3: The Leuz Index 1921AD to 1946 AD
Vol 4: The Great Index 1946AD to 1971AD
Vol 5: The Honolulu Index Worldwide 1971AD to 1976 AD
Each Volume lists articles and books by title and by author, the former grouped into anatomical or technical subheadings. Some names stand out; the enterprise was set up by the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons when Ralph Millard (collaborator of Gillies in 1958, vide supra) was president. It is possible that Gillies had access to Zeis’ original work, here translated by TJS Patterson; it contains some descriptive analysis of the referenced work. Vols 2 and 3 cover work derived from WW1; 18 entries appear for Gillies in Vol 2, some co-authored, while by contrast Morestin has 109 and Kazanjian 11.
Morris L. (Ed). Henry Tonks and the Art of Pure Drawing
Norwich Library services, 1985
Catalogue of an exhibition of Tonks’s work held in Norwich. Chapter 4 details Tonks’s experience as a war artist, including his work painting disfigured men at the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, and the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup
Philipp F, Stewart J. In honour of Daryl Lindsay. Essays and studies
Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1964
A volume produced in recognition of Lindsay’s service to the National Gallery of Victoria, of which he was Director until 1956. The introduction is by Sir Henry Newland, who as a surgeon at Sidcup recruited Lindsay as a hospital artist
Pointer D. Writers and his contribution to the treatment and understanding of shellshock
PhD Thesis, 1995, Nine College, Northampton
Contains an extremely comprehensive bibliography on war neurosis and shellshock
Pointer FNL (ed). Medicine and Surgery in the Great War 1914-1918
London, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, 1968
Catalogue of an exhibition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Armistice. The exhibits included many examples of war art, pieces of equipment, and a large collection of books and journal articles. A useful, even essential starting point for a student of medicine and the First World War
Prothero GW. A select analytical list of books concerning the Great War
London, Imperial War Museum, 1923 (reprinted Battery Press 1995)
Anon. WAAC. The woman’s story of the War.
London, T. Werner Laurie Ltd.1930
Presented as an eyewitness account of experience in hospitals in France, this is in fact fiction written by a (male) journalist and published in Tom Werner Laurie’s fiction list
Barker P. The Regeneration Trilogy
BCA, 1997 (orig Viking Books 1991-1995)
Comprising three novels; Regeneration, The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road, it is constructed around the real life encounter of Siegfried Sassoon and Dr WHR Rivers at Craiglockhart Hospital
Barker P. Life Class
London, Hamish Hamilton, 2007
Romance of two artists in the run-up to, and at the beginning of WW1. References to injury (one protagonist works as a hospital orderly and ambulance driver) underpinned by their tutor at the Slade School being Henry Tonks
Barker P. Toby’s Room
London, Penguin, 2012
Follow-up to “Life Class”, the protagonists enter the war; one receives a severe facial injury, and much of the narrative is centred on the Queen’s Hospital, Sidcup
Van Bergen L. Among the Dying
Amsterdam, Dulce et Decorum, 2014
A series of fictional essays written in the voices of various war individuals, ranging from a soldier condemned to die for deserting through a shellshock victim to a prostitute
Braam C. The Cocaine Salesman
Amsterdam, Uitgeverij Niew Amsterdam, 2009 (English tr, J Reeder 2011)
Fictional account of the cocaine trade in the Netherlands in WW1, from where it was sold to both sides. One character is a facial injury patient, who flees the Queen’s Hospital and becomes addicted to the cocaine he sells.
Dugain M. La Chambre des officiers
Paris, JC Lattès, 1998 (tr. Howard Curtis, Phoenix House, 2000)
A modern novel based on the experience of the author’s grandfather, wounded by a shellburst in 1914 and treated for his facial injury in the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, Paris. A disturbing read, not least because of the relative lack of medical and nursing care (and sympathy) compared to British experience at Sidcup or Wandsworth
Fairchild W. The Poppy Factory
London, Bloomsbury Publishing, 1987
Describes the myth of the “underground army” that existed, animal-like, in no mans land
Faulks S. Birdsong
London, Hutchinson, 1993 (Vintage ed 1994)
A brilliant modern novel of the emotional intensity of war
Forester CS. Brown on Resolution
London, John Lane / The Bodley Head, 1929
Set between Coronel and the Falklands, this story details the destruction of a German cruiser which, forced to make repairs after sustaining damage in battle with a British ship, is delayed by the sole British survivor who escapes with a rifle onto the inhospitable island in the Galapagos where the cruiser has anchored to effect repairs. This delay results in the ship’s destruction, as it is caught by a British squadron. An unusual story from the author better known for his Hornblower novels of the Napoleonic era.
Gailly G. Sur le bord droit de la Crete Sacrée
Paris, Bossard, 1919
Novel about hospitalisation of a soldier injured when he was carrying his wounded officer.
Gordon R. The Facemaker
London, William Heinemann, 1967
Richard Gordon (Gordon Ostlere), better known for his “Doctor” series has constructed an interesting novel about a between-the-wars plastic surgeon; it begins in WW1. The characters are based on a sound knowledge of the practitioners of the time, mirroring in particular the French-American dentst Valadier and Gillies himself (even though he pops up in reference). A female to male sex-change operation is described, although it occurs ten years before Gillies actually performed the first ever in 1946
Gurner R. Pass Guard at Ypres
London, J.M. Dent, 1930
A gloomy, rather Gothic novel with some well-observed trench behaviour and a remarkable description of blindness inflicted by an artillery shell.
Hemingway E. A Farewell to Arms
London, Jonathan Cape, 1929
Based on Ernest Hemingway’s experience as a Red Cross ambulance driver in Italy
Letts WM. Hallow-e'en and poems of the war
London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1916.
Winifred Letts served as a V.A.D. Nurse during the Great War - many of the poems are about nursing the soldiers.
Palmer F. The Old Blood
New York, A.L. Burt Company, 1916
Period novel centred on a young American caught up in the German advance of 1914, while visiting his two cousins in France. After signing up in the British artillery he is wounded in the face, and suffers with shellshock. The novel explores the effect of his disfigurement on his two cousins, both of whom are in love with him; the quiet beauty cannot cope, but the ugly extrovert sees him through, getting her man in the end (and having cosmetic surgery herself)
Parfitt G. Fiction of the First World War. A Study
London, Faber & Faber, 1988
Not fiction, but a useful study of English language fiction; several war casualties figure in the analysed books
Pilcher V. The Searcher. A War Play
London, William Heinemann, 1929
A quite extraordinary and gloomy “play” set in an evacuation hospital. The reading version is interspersed with detailed instructions on the set, the delivery of the words and so forth. It first appeared a few days after the famous (and recently resurrected) “Journey’s End”. Critical comments on the dustwrapper flyleaf are curiously highly critical: “…less like purposeful art than literary hysteria” (The Observer); “A pretentious volume” (The Referee); “I see no sense in it at all” (Daily Express). The title reflects the mission of the Red Cross worker who attempts to establish the names of the missing
Sassoon S. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
London, Faber and Faber, 1930
Sassoon S. Sherston’s Progress.
Faber and Faber, London (Folio Society ed 1974)
The semi-autobiographical novel based on Sassoon’s experiences at Craiglockhart, the “shell-shock” hospital near Edinburgh where Wilfred Owen was also treated
Smith HZ. “Not so Quiet”. Stepdaughters of War