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I am currently reading Wendy Moore's book 'Endell Street, The trailblazing women who ran World War One's most remarkable hospital', and thouroughly enjoying it. I'm impressed with the staff photograph taken in August 1916, which is shown, in part, inside the front and rear covers of the book. It shows 13 Doctors {including Flora Murray and Louise Garrett Anderson},29 Trained Nurses [including the Matron}, 8 Masseuses, 94 Orderlies and the 22 man R.A.M.C. detachment. The entire photo can be seen on Flikr. 

 

Staff of the Endell Street Military Hospital, August 1916

 

  If I shouldn't be showing the photograph, due to copyright, perhaps someone more computer literate than myself can add a link instead.

 

Now for the reason for my post.

 

Does anyone know if their is a annotated list of everyone in the photograph? It would be great to put names to all these women, and men.

 

One more question, who would be looking after the patients when the photograph was taken?

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

 

EDIT – 24/06/20

  Nominal list of those appearing in the photograph.

  Names marked with ‘*’ before them are probably in the photograph. In most cases I knew they were at Endell Street before the photo was taken and I didn’t know when they left, or they were at Endell Street after the photo, and I didn’t know when they started. If anyone can add to list that would be much appreciated.

 

DOCTORS

Dr Miss Eleanor Elizabeth BOURNE – Assistant Surgeon

Dr Miss Winifred BUCKLEY – Assistant Surgeon

Dr Miss Helen CHAMBERS – Consultant Pathologist

Dr Miss Rachel CHAMPION/Mrs Rachel SHAW– Assistant Surgeon

Dr Miss Catherine FRASER – Assistant Surgeon

Dr Miss ElIzabeth GARRETT ANDERSON – Chief Surgeon

Dr Miss Elizabeth HAMILTON-BROWN– Assistant Surgeon

*Dr Mrs Eva Mary HANDLEY-READ – Consultant Dental Surgeon

*Dr Miss Rosalie JOBSON – Assistant Surgeon {1915-?}

Dr Miss Ethel Mary MAGILL – Consultant Radiographer & in-charge Electro-therapy Department

Dr Miss Flora MURRAY – Chief Physician

Dr Miss Amy SHEPPARD – Consultant Opthalmologist

Dr Miss Louisa WOODCOCK – 2nd Physician

 

TRAINED NURSES

Matron Miss Grace Reynolds HALE QAIMNSR

Sister BEALES

Sister Miss Evelyn CLEMOW

*Sister L.M. LAWRENCE

Sister Ethel MAY

Sister Miss MOOR

*Sister A.V. SUDDABY

Sister Mary Gowland WILLIS

 

ORDERLIES

Miss Margaret Blanch ALLEN – VAD Nurse & Quartermaster

*Lady Nancy Lilian ANDERSON

*Miss BALDWIN

*Miss Freda BARKER – VAD Nurse

Miss Olga CAMPBELL – Quartermaster

Miss Mary CHILD – VAD Nurse

*Miss A.C. CLEGHORN

Miss Kathleen CRAWFORD – VAD Nurse

*Miss DRAPER – Dispenser

*Miss Di FORBES – Library Orderly

Miss Marcia Wilshire GEDDES – VAD Nurse

*Miss M.M. GOULD

*Miss Mary GRAHAM

Miss Eileen HALL

Miss Bessie HATTON – Entertainments Co-ordinator

Mrs Helena Mary Cobden HIRST – Entertainment organiser

Miss Mardie HODGSON – Transport Officer

*Miss Margaret IM THURN – VAD Nurse

Mrs Cecilia JERWOOD – VAD Nurse

Miss Barbara LAST

Miss Nina LAST

*Miss Isabel LOWE – Chief Orderly & Assistant Librarian

The Hon. Miss Betty Constance MANNERS

*Miss Kitty MARSHALL – VAD Nurse

Miss Gladys Evelyn MORRISON

*Miss F. NICHOLSON – WHC Probationer

Miss Joan Mary Georgina PALMES

*Miss Marguerite Norah PASTEUR – WHC Probationer

*Miss P. WARD – WHC Probationer

Miss Mary Joyce ‘Joy’ WINN

 

R.A.M.C. DETACHMENT

Sergeant HARRIS

*Corporal WASHINGTON

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24/06/20 - Nominal list added.

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Madmeg

the same photo can be found here 

https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr

A quick flick through the pages of the book shows a few named photographs in the text which could perhaps be used to name some. There are not many names- ironically most of the names I spotted were of the male staff!

As all the staff were sufragists perhaps there might be a list somehwere?

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HERITAGE PLUS

Some of the staff are list here:

 

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Search?hosp=ENDELL

 

Dave

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11 hours ago, Madmeg said:

the same photo can be found here 

https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr

A quick flick through the pages of the book shows a few named photographs in the text which could perhaps be used to name some. There are not many names- ironically most of the names I spotted were of the male staff!

As all the staff were sufragists perhaps there might be a list somehwere?

 

Thanks Madmeg,

  It's an interesting book, and the photos are also interesting. Even with the clear photographs in the book it is still difficult to match the doctors shown with those in the panorama photo. I feel that there must be a framed copy of this photo with a list of names below it. The question is where? It may wellb be with suffragist/suffragette records somewhere.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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8 hours ago, HERITAGE PLUS said:

Some of the staff are list here:

 

https://vad.redcross.org.uk/Search?hosp=ENDELL

 

Dave

 

Thanks Dave,

  There's a lot of names for Endell Street, and also for the 3 Auxilliary Hospitals.

  One Red Cross records stated that a VAD was seconded to the Women's Hospital Corps and wore the W.H.C. uniform. She was still, however, a member of her Voluntary Aid Detachment.

  I wonder how many women in the photograph are actually Red DCrossv VAD's.

 

Regards.

 

Alf McM

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Madmeg

I had a quick look through WO 399 at TNA on some of the ones who were shown as paid nurses not VAD-s had some its on the same surnames but not for those listed on the RX site- haven't tried all of them though.

 

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The lady on the RHS (as we look at it) of Dr Anderson looks like she might be volunteer Margaret Kateherine Turnbull ho's picture is on the Endell Hospita wikipedia page. That said Peggy Tunrbull is in a nursing uniform in the Wiki pic while I'm guessing that the lady in the big pic is a doctor from her uniform.

 

 

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Thanks Meg

I don't think Peggy can be the woman next to Dr Anderson, since she was photographed in a Nurse {Orderley} uniform.

It's difficult to know which of the Wimereaux staff were at Endell Street in August 1916.

Wendy's book mentions that the Home Sister was Miss LeGeyt. She was responsible for nurses accomodation and discipline, so was presumably next senior nurse to the Matron, Graces Reynold Hale Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. {Miss Hale has a T.F.N.S. and a Q.A.I.M.N.S.R. record at T.N.A.}. You would expect that Miss Le Geyt {probably Gladys Ida Da Silva Le Geyt} would be standing next to the Matron. I have been unable to find a photo of her.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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a quick keyword search for doctor women RAMC on ancestry gives some public member stories o various female names- I can;t go any further with that with no subscription. Found a picture for vera Scantlebury Brown but she wasn't there until 1917.

 

Grace Reynolds Hale- two name holders in Northamptonshire- one dying in 1859 and the other being born in 1872. In 1929 GRH was the secretary of th British College of Nursing

 

Here are her appointment details...

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME054-1915/page313-volume54-17thapril1915.pdf

 

 

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alf mcm

Thanks Meg,

   I'll check out the names.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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some mre names for you here- on page two- only two masseuses so by 1916 te staff must have expanded...

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME054-1915/page501-volume54-12thjune1915.pdf

 

I note that Queen Mary visited the hospital in mid August so I suspect the photo turnout may well have been organised around that time?

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The lady to our left of Doctor Murray could be Helen Chambers CBE the pathologist? https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/136/mode/2up

Direct;y in front of Dr Garret ? Orderly Hodgson?? https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/8/mode/2up  (and she appears to be the Transport Officer shown opening the gate in other photos- ME Hodgson)

Miss GR Hale https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/n97/mode/2up - that doesn;t really look like her in the main pic tbh.

Opthalmic surgeon Dr Amy Sheppard OBE is the third on our right from dr Garrett https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/128/mode/2up

Surgeon Dr Winifred Buckley OBE is a little harder- possibly the last Doctor on our right of Dr Garrett? not sure.https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/n157/mode/2up

 

Sister Beales and Sister Morre- no photographs but stated to have been at the Hospital from its opening until it closed.

 

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7 hours ago, Madmeg said:

The lady to our left of Doctor Murray could be Helen Chambers CBE the pathologist? https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/136/mode/2up

Direct;y in front of Dr Garret ? Orderly Hodgson?? https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/8/mode/2up  (and she appears to be the Transport Officer shown opening the gate in other photos- ME Hodgson)

Miss GR Hale https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/n97/mode/2up - that doesn;t really look like her in the main pic tbh.

Opthalmic surgeon Dr Amy Sheppard OBE is the third on our right from dr Garrett https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/128/mode/2up

Surgeon Dr Winifred Buckley OBE is a little harder- possibly the last Doctor on our right of Dr Garrett? not sure.https://archive.org/details/womenasarmysurge00murr/page/n157/mode/2up

 

Sister Beales and Sister Morre- no photographs but stated to have been at the Hospital from its opening until it closed.

 

 

 Meg,

  I thought you were right about Helen Chambers but came across this photo of Eleanor Elizabeth Bourne on Ancestry. https://www.ancestry.co.uk/mediaui-viewer/tree/25447502/person/13899041296/media/bd72e988-f655-4930-ac77-556c969d3243?_phsrc=bmY41776&_phstart=successSource    I think Eleanor is an even better match.

  Mardie Hodgson is sitting in the front row, holding her dog 'Eepie'.

  Miss Hale is mentioned in Wendy's book as being in the picture, behind Drs Murray and Garrett Anderson.

  I agree with you on Amy Shepperd. Winifred Buckley is a bit more difficult, but I think she is second to the right of Dr Garrett Anderson.

  It's a good list of Nurses names in your link on post #12.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

 

 

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There was a Miss Rudd assistant matron- the lady behind Dr Garret still doesn;t look much like Miss Hale to me- wonder where the info came from for Wendy's book?

Winifred Buckley- could be either of those two ladies to me - glad we have a positive on Miss Hodgson- there's a story there I suspect :-)

There is no mention in that ancestry biograpghy of Elizabeth Bourne working at Endell Street though- and I can;t pick her out of the picture- a few that are similar certainly.

 

Trouble is may of these ladies may never have married so there may not be many interested descendants- but hopefully there might be a few.

 

A thought re the male staff- there are a couple of medal ribbons on display there that might help with identifying those men?

 

http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME054-1915/page502-volume54-12thjune1915.pdf

Oficers in Command-Dr. Louisa Garrett Anderson and Dr. Flora Murray.

Orderly Oficers.-Dr. Sheppard, Dr. Woodcock, Dr. Fraser, Dr. Jobson, Dr. Gazdar, Dr. Buckley, Dr. Rawlins, Dr. White, and Dr. Cliambers. * sic- suggest CHAMBERS is more likely?

Matron.-Miss Grace Reynolds Hale.

Sisters.-Miss Rudd (Assistant Matron), Misses Belton, Pratt, Pearson, Corner, Lawrence, Breen, Ivedt, Sheppard-Peoman, Robertson, Jaclrson, Cordon, Hardy, Holloway, Lawton, Clarke, Gibson, Greenway, May, Teale, Willis, Clemow, Townsend, McQuillun, McKenzie Turner, Black, Moore, Scott, and Waters.

Orderlies.-There are also 60 Women Nursing Orderlies, a Quartermaster, and a Steward, and a Male Orderly on each floor.

Disibenser.--Miss Draper.

And two Masseuses (outside helpers) belonging to the Almeric Paget Massage Corps.

 

Ref masseuses- they may be even harde to track down- but if you have access to TNA there might be something in here https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7681053

 

 

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alf mcm

Meg,

  Elizabeth Bourne is noted in Wendy's book as being Australian, and leaving in 1918 to become medical officer for Q.M.A.A.C., as per the Ancestry biography.

  One of the Trained Nurses {13th from left} also appears to have a medal ribbon, perhaps for service in South Africa.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

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12 hours ago, alf mcm said:

Meg,

  Elizabeth Bourne is noted in Wendy's book as being Australian, and leaving in 1918 to become medical officer for Q.M.A.A.C., as per the Ancestry biography.

  One of the Trained Nurses {13th from left} also appears to have a medal ribbon, perhaps for service in South Africa.

 

Regards,

 

Alf McM

Its just the Ancestry biog doesn't mention Endell St.

 

Dr Gertrude Gazdar can be found on ancestry in the Rolls. b 1879 Marylebone. 1911 a Dr at the Royal free. Married harry Forrester 1920. photo when young here https://www.chrisgrant.eu/genealogy/gaspar/gazdar/gertrude.html

Chris Grant has also posted a photo of the original seven doctors (and the ubiquitous Mardie Hodgson :-) further down the page- from that I think the Doctor furthest to our left from Dr Garrett could be Marjorie Blandy, third on left could be Dr Gazdar? Struggling to identify any of the others- but of course they may have moved elsewhere by 1916?

Chris Grant has a nice biograpghy on Gertrude on his page-sister Maud was also a doctor.

 

Olga Campbell b 1892 Scotland- is probably the niece of Alice Hodgson whose daughter Margaret E is just one year older than her cousin.... (yay two birds with one stone!) found in London 1901 (but not in 1911 :-( ) 

ON Campbell- Quartermaster of the hospital 1918... https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/CHP19180103.2.71?items_per_page=10&page=3&phrase=2&query=endell+street+hospital&snippet=true

 

Majorie (sic) Blandy may be the Nina Margaret Blandy b Woolwich 1876 joint proprietress of a nursing home in Marylebone in 1911- otherwise I'm stuck

Found on LOFWW Marjorie Ada Blandy b 1888 Madeira, Married James Purdon Martin 1922 and mentioned in his obitury (she predeceased him.

Charlotte Grace Judge b 1882 Cape Town is a medical student living with her parents in Croyden in 1911. Grace Judge appears on Roll of Honour Hartley Wintney- IWM LoFWW- nothng else known!

Rosalie Jobson b Perthshire 1886 is a medical student in Guilford in 1911

Hazel Howard Cuthbert b 1887 London is a medical student in 1911 living with her mother in Berkshire (wonder where she was studying- holidays?)

 

 

Re masseuses- 

try a search on ancetsry using a.p.m.m.c in the keyword search- that brought up a few pension cards (which I can;t access)

searching for Almeric paget on Ancestry as well - TNA also brings up medal cards for nurses under this search- ancestry seems to bring up different ones.... there is hardly any information on thecards I have looked at but the rolls might be more informative?

 

Searching with a keyword of "nurse miss" brings up pension records and medal rolls as well as other army and navy records.

 

Endell as keyword (within Miltary reciods) gave me soldiers effects for Catherine Nutley who died 1919 Endell St - ?of the flu?

 

 

Found this... https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/30704/wynne-eyton_frances?selection=Liddle Collection&query=endell street&browseQuery=Search&collectionGroup=Liddle Collection&resultOffset=1

States it is a photograpgh of Endell St Staff- its under Frances Wynne-Eyton who was a nurse and worked in photographic department- possibly the original (in Leeds) might have a list...... 

and this  https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/30694/ussher_k_miss?selection=Liddle Collection&query=endell street&browseQuery=Search&collectionGroup=Liddle Collection&resultOffset=2

miss ussher worked as an orderly at Endell St- collection includes her photograph album- available for digitisation....

 

And.. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/women-to-the-front-9780143794707

 

 

 

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From the reminiscences of Eleanor elizabeth Bourne-

 

Dr Helen Chambers bacteriologist (photo on web)

Dr Magill radiologist

Dr Woodcock physician died of pneumonia durimg flu epidemic and replaced by...

Dr Thackrah (?)

Dr Windsor  anaethetist, Canadian, married a brother of Stephen Leacock Canadian humourist

Dr Hamilton-Browne Australian after war went to India (Photos on web)

Dr Scantlebury Australian went to Victoria (photos on web)

Dr Champion Australian married a Melbourne surgeon . Rachel Champion Medical practioner- apparently there are family still alive - might be a source of photographs? https://sites.google.com/site/archoevidence/home/ww1womendoctors 

Librarian Beatrice Harraden

 

Australians-

 

Eleanor Elizabeth Bourne's papers online at... http://bishop.slq.qld.gov.au/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=313120.xml&dvs=1592641342005~336&locale=en_US&search_terms=&adjacency=&VIEWER_URL=/view/action/nmets.do?&DELIVERY_RULE_ID=4&divType=&usePid1=true&usePid2=true

and at https://heuristplus.sydney.edu.au/heurist/?db=ExpertNation&ll=Beyond1914

I would have her as either the Dr furthest to our right or fifth to the left.

 

Dr Vera Scantlebury Browne (didnt start at Endell street until post photograph)

 

Dr Elizabeth Isabell hamilton Brown https://heuristplus.sydney.edu.au/heurist/?db=ExpertNation&ll=Beyond1914 can't make out who she is from the photos.

 

Dr Emma Albani Buckley - Turkington b Batley 1879 short period at Endell St 1916. Birth reg and christening , 1881 census - parents George and Alice. Eleanor Bourne's notes state she went to school in Australia. thre are a number of shipping records for a EA Turkington (married name) in and out of NZ in c1930's. I'm nt seeing the family in England after 1891 but haven;t checked the Australian records yet. Found a list of 25 Australian doctors who seved in Europe here https://sites.google.com/site/archoevidence/home/ww1womendoctors some photos but none of Dr E Buckley.

 

Kathleen Ussher 1891- 1983 cartoonist writer, signed up as a volunteer and spent some time at Endell Street

 

Myril Bowman, Roslyn Rutherford- noted as masseuses in English Hopsital for Wounded (this may not be Endell street)

 

 

LOFWW- search on endell

 

Louise Eleanor Downer- 1873 - 1959 nurse (QAIMNS)

Dr Louisa Woodcock (see above) death report 1917 the scotsman

Helen Wilks Lab assistant 1900-1919 daughter of Dr Elizabeth Wilks

Gladys E Morrison died 1918

Joan Palmes died 1919- later BNA obit for (her mother or father- index text is garbled) in 1940. My pick- Joan Mary Georgina Palmes b 1890 Lingcroft YRK found in Yorkshire with parents 1911.

Mary Graham died 1919

Eva Prior died 1918- also on Red Cross pages.

 

BNA- 

Miss Baldwin

?Betty Manners? (text is garbled)

?Joy Winn? (golfer) Joy Winn seems to have been a competitive golfer in the 1920's (possibly as early as 1914) reports in various US papers online. There is a Joy Winn trophy at the Aldeburgh GC - which (ironically- or maybe not?) was started by Louise Garret Anderson's father.  early mention is of her playing for Surrey , later records have her as suffolk. The trophy was inaugerated in 1985 when she was 91. What I cannot find are any photos of her! 

Lady Nancy Lilian Scott nurse the second daughter of Mr William Charles Anderson of Keston Kent nurse. death 1935  . This appears to be her http://www.thepeerage.com/p57321.htm#i573205

Nancy Lilian Anderson1 livingn.gif

F, #573206, d. 15 August 1935
 
Last Edited=5 Feb 2017
     Nancy Lilian Anderson was the daughter of William Charles Anderson.2 She married Sir Samuel Haslam Scott, 2nd Bt., son of Sir James William Scott, 1st Bt. and Anne Jane Haslam, on 8 March 1920.1 She died on 15 August 1935.1
     From 8 March 1920, her married name became Scott.1

Child of Nancy Lilian Anderson and Sir Samuel Haslam Scott, 2nd Bt.

Citations

  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 3, page 3547. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  2. [S37] BP2003. [S37]

Whether there is any connection between William Charles (nancy Lillians father) and Louisa garrets Anderson families is uncertain- william was born in brompton in 1848 according to census while james S Anderson was born in Scotland so it could just be coincidence. There is a picture of her husband Samuel haslam Scott online but I can;t find anything for Nancy lillian.

 

Dr Fraser

Miss Robinson

Marriage 1920 of unknown x ray operator to Captain KRRC Bell of Marow? Thames Bucks

dr Magill radiographer , with her own clinic in Gloucester Place 1916-  Probably Ethel magill b 1882 saddleworth YRK, Medical practioner St pancras (I think this is the same reg district as one of the Doctors found at the royal free) 1911

Miss W C Cullis and Mrs Tribe- research 

 

There is a database of Australian names here 

https://sites.google.com/site/archoevidence/home/ww1womendoctors which lists lots of nurses- but doesnlt say where they worked- if we can work out some more names it could be worth a look in the database.

 

An article on the hospital- no names - https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/TS19161115.2.31?items_per_page=10&page=3&phrase=2&query=endell+street+hospital&snippet=true

 

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alf mcm

  After checking Madmeg’s links above, along with names mentioned, plus Red Cross records and my own research I have created a nominal list of those who I think are in the photograph. I have managed to name all the Doctors, some Trained Nurses and Orderlies, and 2 R.A.M.C. men. I have not been able to identify any Masseuses.

  Names marked with ‘*’ before them are probably in the photograph. In most cases I knew they were at Endell Street before the photo was taken and I didn’t know when they left, or they were at Endell Street after the photo, and I didn’t know when they started.

  I have attached the list to post #1, since that seems the logical place for it.

  I would welcome any other suggestions for inclusion in the list.

Regards,

Alf McM

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Marilyne

this book is on my "to read soon" list… as a consequence of my research into the women who died on active service on the Western Front, I've started to research and read about the women doctors in the war. Seems to me that one could argue they were the first to achieve some sort of Gender Equality… at least as long as the war was going. I'm only at the start of course, but as said… I'm looking forward to reading the book… and all those on this topic that will follow.

 

M.

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