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Catalogue of a Wellcome exhibition of 1968 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Armistice. Some interesting illustrations in the second half; I was particularly intrigued by the Japanese nurses at Netley on p.72. https://archive.org/stream/b2045708x#page/n3/mode/2up

 

 

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Jane, the Museum of Military Medicine has a large photograph album of the Red Cross hospital at Netley and if I remember rightly the Japanese nurses feature in that.

Pete

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Just spotted on page 64 a different photo of the 'wild eyed, staring man' always used to illustrate those that suffered from shell shock (looks quite happy to me).

 

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Usual cropped image of 'obvious shell shock victim'

 

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Same man being treated at the same time. Note ripped trousers at knee and chin strap protruding from under brodie

TEW

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

You were quick to spot that one TEW.

Not sure those trousers are ripped though.

Bare knees definitely, but the trousers have a tidy edge on them, a hem even, the edges don't look jagged to me.

The nearest stretcher bearer in the classic photo of Passchendaele mud has his trousers in a similar style:

http://zoom.iwm.org.uk/view/36333?cat=photographs&oid=object-205193365

 

Nice book by the way seaJane, some famous names in some of those references- Starling, Cushing, Wenckebach, Boyle, Guillain... the list goes on.

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6 hours ago, petestarling said:

Jane, the Museum of Military Medicine has a large photograph album of the Red Cross hospital at Netley and if I remember rightly the Japanese nurses feature in that.

Pete

Thanks Pete!

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