Explore the history of illness, treatment and disease on international front lines from 1850 to 1949
Medical Services and Warfare gathers material from multiple conflicts to build a picture of the experience and development of medical practice as influenced by the wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among other conflicts, this collection focuses on the Crimean War, the American Civil War, the First World War, and the Second World War. The impact on medicine during peacetime is also charted, notably through documents relating to the influenza epidemic of 1918 and post-war rehabilitation.
This small selection of manuscript documents features correspondence to and from Florence Nightingale, written in numerous hands. Thanks to HTR they are all full-text searchable.
These sources are second to none, and their digitisation has opened up a whole world of material to historians and students.