What's in a name?: The Scottish Women's Hospitals in the First World War

McDermid, Jane (2007) What's in a name?: The Scottish Women's Hospitals in the First World War. Minerva Journal of Women and War, 1, (1), 102-114. (doi:10.3172/MIN.1.1.102).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3172/MIN.1.1.102


The Scottish Women's Hospitals was not the only, or first, all-woman wartime medical organization, but it was the largest and most famous, working in France, Belgium, Serbia, Romania and Russia. It was founded, supported and run by feminists, notably Dr. Elsie Inglis, a leading suffragist. This article examines the writings of women who both served in the SWH and supported it and focuses on the debates surrounding its identity as a Scottish organization. It addresses issues of nationality, gender and social class, and considers the women's attitudes towards race, empire and war.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.3172/MIN.1.1.102
ISSNs: 0736-718X (print)
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Keywords: First World War, scottish women's hospitals, Jessie Laurie, Elsie Inglis, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, suffrage, Scotland, nursing
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 47903
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Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:24
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47903

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