First World War Poetry Digital Archive

"Medical" web sites

20 online resources. This is page 1 of 2.
1914-1919 : A Medical Officer's diary and narrative of the First World War
This site, '1914 to 1919: A Medical Officer's diary and narrative of the First World War' is a subpage of a larger personal site called Philsnet, proclaimed by its webmaster and compiler, Travis Philip Davies, to be a "repository for family historical information." The site presents excerpts from the war diary of Davies's grandfather, Travis Hampson, who worked with a field ambulance unit. Entries run from 6 August 1914 to 19 February 1919. An italicised set of explanatory notes with further short memoirs, added by the diarist in 1951, prefaces sections of the transcription of the or…
Baker-Cederberg Museum and Archives
website of the Baker Cederberg Museum and Archives, Rochester General Hospital. The Museum and Archives contains materials relating to the history of the Rochester General, including minute books of the Rochester General's boards 1847 to the present, scrapbooks, uniforms, memorabilia and images. There are also special collections including the Rochester General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni collection 1880-1964, the Base Hospital 19 (World War One) collection 1917-19, the 19 General Hospital (World War Two) 1942-45 collection, the Genessee Dietetic Association collection 1923 onw…
Bibliography of Great War medicine
This Web page, part of the World War 1 document archive, is a bibliography of medical work during the First World War. It has been created by Dr Andrew Bamji, curator of the Gillies Archives, Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, Kent. Some of the works referenced are specific to the Queen Mary's and the surrounding area, other subjects covered include facial injury, accounts and biographies of doctors, nurses and other medical staff, unit records or histories, medical and nursing textbooks; texts on management & rehabilitation of disability, journals of hospitals and other units, poetry and …
British Red Cross museum and archives
The website of the British Red Cross museum and archives. This small collection of Web pages provides general information about the museum and archival collections, as well as providing online exhibitions, a history of the Red Cross and information on locating records of prisoners of war. The current exhibition (January 2006), entitled 'Illuminating insignia' concentrates on medals awarded by the Red Cross while a number of 'Historical fact sheets' cover topics such as Auxiliary hospitals, The art of war, The story of blood transfusion, the Changi quilts and picture galleries relating …
Documents online
This is the public access portal to the digitised records of National Archives collections, encapsulating both academic and genealogical sources. The type of material available includes more than 1 million probate records (wills) from the period 1384-1858, which may be of particular interest to those attempting to trace an ancestor's medical heritage. Other miscellaneous offerings include the medal index cards for World War One, including the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), and the records of World War Two medals claimed and issued to Merchant Seamen from 1946 to 2002. In addition to …
Experiencing War - Military Medicine
'Experiencing War' is part of the Veterans History Project coordinated by the American Folklife Centre at the Library of Congress, Washington. The project provides an oral history as it relies on volunteers to collect and preserve stories of first hand experiences of wartime service. The Military Medicine section concentrates on the personal role played by doctors, nurses and medical support personnel serving in the United States Army. Extensive video and audio clips are supplemented by photographs, correspondence and text to provide a history based on personal experiences of the First…
Gillies archives of plastic surgery
The website of the Gillies archives of plastic surgery based at Queen Mary's hospital, Sidcup, Kent. The site has been set up by the archives' curator, Andrew Bamji. The archives contain information about plastic surgery of the face performed at Queen Mary's during and after the First World War, 1917-25; there are 2500 case files from this time which were used by Harold Gillies in the preparation of his work Plastic surgery of the face: based on selected cases of war injuries of the face including burns (1920). There are a number of digitised versions of watercolour images of plastic …
Great War album, A : excerpts from a special book
A Great War Album is a website that includes words and images taken from an album kept by Kate Harvey, a nurse working at Gravesend Hospital during the First World War. Soldiers from: England; Scotland; Ireland; Wales; Canada; and Australia contributed: cartoons; poems; and comments, as well as drawings and regimental badges. Some soldiers left only their signatures and addresses in the 'Roll of Honour' in the book. The website gives only a brief look into the album, presenting a few excerpts rather than reproducing the whole book, and some of the images are not very large, making it…
Influenza 1918
"Influenza 1918" is the American Experience Online resource that accompanies the PBS television programme about the influenza epidemic of 1918, that came at the close of World War I, and its impact on public health policy, and the history of medicine. This looks at the "pandemic" from a very American perspective - it was the worst epidemic the United States has ever known. Before it was over, the flu would kill more than 600,000 Americans, "more than all the combat deaths" of the twentieth century combined. The flu originated in an army camp in the USA in the spring of 1918 and was car…
Insects, disease, and history
This website, which is edited by two American academics, focuses on the impact insect-borne diseases have made on world history. The site contains articles which make particular reference to the connections between military history and disease, with mention of yellow fever in the Mexican-American war, typhus fever in World War One, the American civil war, and the Napoleonic campaigns. The section entitled Diseases and the insects that transmit them (a primer to Medical Entomology) contains a selection of Disease and Insect profiles while a brief timeline can be found within the Disease…