Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who Ran World War One’s Most Remarkable Military Hospital

Outside Endell Street Hospital
Wendy Moore / Anderson Family

By Wendy Moore.   The talk will commence at 8pm over Zoom.

Summary:  When the First World War broke out in 1914 dozens of women doctors offered their services – but they were told by the British Army to “Go home and sit still”. Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson refused to sit still. Both qualified doctors and suffragettes – and also life partners – they took a unit of women doctors and nurses to Paris.  This talk looks at what happened next and the opening of the only World War One hospital within the British Army to be staffed by women – all the doctors, nurses and orderlies were female apart from a dozen or so male helpers.

Speaker’s Bio: Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and author of five books on medical and social history. ENDELL STREET was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. It is published in the US as NO MAN’S LAND.

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