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military centres.38 This made them also the terminal stations of the ‘general interest’ railway lines established by the 1855 Railway Law. By contrast, when it came to the territorial network of the Navy, one observes a strategy of complementarity, a plan to distribute functions among the different ports. In this case, the territorial network of the Navy, well defined since the late eighteenth century, departed ostensibly from all the other networks, which were ultimately related to trade, including the sanitary network. Ports with a first-class DES were thus exempt from

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914
The sanitary control of Muslim pilgrims from the Balkans, 1830–1914

to stop at the quarantine of Hebibchevo in order to drop the hajjis and their luggage; 4) Bosnian hajjis are only allowed when in transit, that is, they are not allowed to leave the train or to communicate in any way with the local population of the railway stations from which the train passes on its way through Bulgaria.47 And what is more, these measures were retained even after the plague in Egypt was officially brought under control, at least for the time being.48 Consequently, during the eleventh ISC held some months later in Paris, the Ottoman Empire

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914

municipal authorities to update facilities at Bath, Leamington and Cheltenham in the last decades of the nineteenth century. Buxton’s popularity as a spa expanded substantially in the second half of the nineteenth century, its reputation as a genteel resort for the middle and upper classes finally endorsed by a visit from King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in 1905.80 In 1863 both the London North Western and the Midland Railway Companies opened stations in the town further stimulating growth in visitor numbers. By 1876 four trains a day made the journey from London to

in Healing with water
British POW medics’ memoirs of the Second World War

like ‘prisoners in an open prison’.12 At the beginning of their captivity, things did not seem that dire. MacCarthy hailed from a small village in West Cork and qualified as a doctor from Cork Medical School at the end of 1938. He joined the RAF Medical Dental Branch just before the outbreak of war in September 1939 and was stationed at Bexhill: ‘I was now desperate to get away from the woolly confines of this seaside suburbia – and involve myself in the struggle abroad. At this point, bad as it may sound, I was actually looking forward to the war.’13 When first

in Working in a world of hurt

The first ISC was convened in Paris in 1851, at a time of rapid innovation in transport and communication technology – steamships, railways and the laying of the cable telegraph – which brought about an unprecedented shrinking of time and space. Intensification of speed was harnessed and used10 by the European industrial powers, starting with Britain and France, to assist their colonial penetration of North Africa and the eastern Ottoman domains, which would eventually lead to their formal imperial acquisition.11 This ushered in an era marked by velocity in human

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914
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The meaning of food to New Zealand and Australian nurses far from home in World War I, 1915–18

letters in casualty clearing stations, stationary hospitals, tents and huts, converted schools and hotels, and on hospital ships and even ambulance trains and barges transporting the sick and wounded. They wrote to family, friends and colleagues at home. Between 1915 and 1918, many letters were published in their professional nursing journals – Kai Tiaki in New Zealand, and Una and the Australasian Nurses’ Journal in Australia. Letters were either written directly to the editors or supplied by others. Some were reprinted from letters published in local newspapers. The

in Histories of nursing practice

. 42 Great Southern and Western Railway secretary’s office files, annual report of the transport manager for 1918, GSWR Files 3027-​3078, Irish Railway Records Society, Heuston Station, Dublin. 43 Major-​ General Sir W.G. MacPherson, Colonel Sir W.H Horrocks, Major-​General W.W.O. Beveridge, Medical Services: Hygiene of the War,  14 114 S tacking the coffins History of the Great War Based On Official Documents, I (London: HMSO, 1923), pp. 334–​6. 44 National Archives:  WO35/​1794. Call for historical review of medical work in the Irish command during the war

in Stacking the coffins
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freezing river. Instead, he decided to get help. Even he didn’t realise he was suffering from PTSD.7 Military hospitals, aid posts, casualty clearing stations, and medevac flights among others, are all at the ‘center of an hourglass’ between combat injury and the return home. Medical personnel have occupied this space between front and home in wars throughout the centuries, whether as camp-followers (very often wives of soldiers who acted as nurses as well as cooks and laundresses), military surgeons or regimental mates, and, as Anthony Babington describes in Shell

in Working in a world of hurt
First World War writings by medical personnel

First World War, this chapter foregrounds the autobiographical writings of the men and women who worked in those hospitals, as well as casualty clearing stations, ambulance trains, field aid-posts or dressing stations, hospital ships and ambulance units. Our reading of published and unpublished accounts written during and after the war draws on medical history, psychology and life-writing theory, as well as more literary textual analysis, to understand these individuals’ often oblique representation of an experience that can be defined as traumatic, and, equally

in Working in a world of hurt
Re-casting the ‘cripple’ in war-time Germany

-psychosis. Rather he argued that this addiction was endemic to contemporary society and that one could find Germans from all classes demanding this compensation. The millionaire who has suffered a shock to the nerves in a train accident fights the railway office for a pension to the same degree as a train conductor whose little fingers have been run over. This is a purely human condition, and we must save our wounded from it – cost what it may!16 To Biesalski, the nation’s war-injured were not the only Germans suffering from the pension-psychosis. Indeed his criticisms were

in Recycling the disabled