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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), pp. 102-114. (doi:10.3172/MIN.1.1.102).

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Abstract

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.

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Published date: 2007
Keywords: First World War, scottish women's hospitals, Jessie Laurie, Elsie Inglis, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, suffrage, Scotland, nursing

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Local EPrints ID: 47903
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47903
ISSN: 0736-718X
PURE UUID: 031cda3a-2e53-4417-aeb2-3581521a99a8

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Date deposited: 09 Aug 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:01

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