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Attempting Neutrality, Achieving Notoriety: July–December 1914

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter shows how Angell sacrificed his considerable popularity by first urging British neutrality towards the European conflict and then co-founding the Union of Democratic Control. He soon ... More


Knocking on Doors

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the second excursion to Chkalovskiy, where the author continued the interviews with the victims' families, and presents an account of the interviews with the families of ... More


To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit

Geoffrey Carnall

in Gandhi's Interpreter: A Life of Horace Alexander

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640454
eISBN:
9780748651948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the arrival of the Friends' Ambulance Unit in India during the Second World War. Alexander and his colleagues were sent to India shortly after the Japanese entered the war and ... More


1915—Volunteers

Hazel Hutchison

in The War That Used Up Words: American Writers and the First World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300195026
eISBN:
9780300213249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300195026.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter recounts how American writers in Europe, not pressured into polarized positions—either for or against the war, dispersed across a remarkable range of opinions and activities in 1915. ... More


From No Man’s Land to Auxiliary Hospital: The development of medical evacuation, 1914–1918

Jessica Meyer

in An Equal Burden: The Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198824169
eISBN:
9780191862762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824169.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter revisits the chain of evacuation from the perspective of how RAMC Other Ranks’ work was influenced by strategic and technological changes in practice, both military and medical, as they ... More


Spain

in Julian Bell: From Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774130
eISBN:
9780804777926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774130.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Julian Bell made arrangements through George Jeger to go out to Spain as an ambulance driver. Spanish Medical Aid was an accredited noncombatant organization. Julian had come to Spain to gain ... More


‘These frightful sights would work havoc with one’s brain’: First World War writings by medical personnel1

Carol Acton and Jane Potter

in Working in a world of hurt: Trauma and resilience in the narratives of medical personnel in warzones

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090363
eISBN:
9781781708965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090363.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers how nurses and doctors on the Western Front during the First World War negotiated and represented their experiences in terms of what they constantly define as ‘strain’. It ... More


‘Over there’: American confidence and the narrative of resilience in the Great War

Carol Acton and Jane Potter

in Working in a world of hurt: Trauma and resilience in the narratives of medical personnel in warzones

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090363
eISBN:
9781781708965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090363.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

American military deaths in the Great War, which totalled 116,708, can be considered minor, in comparison to the millions lost by Germany, France, Britain, and other nations. Yet the comparatively ... More


The Great Influenza: A Pandemic of Compassion

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr.

in Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198819660
eISBN:
9780191859984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198819660.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Social History

Concentrating on America, this chapter explores the immense outpouring of volunteerism, compassion, and self-sacrifice wrought by the Great Influenza as seen in the response of traditional charitable ... More


World War I

Uma Das Gupta (ed.)

in Friendships of 'Largeness and Freedom': Andrews, Tagore, and Gandhi : An Epistolary Account, 1912-1940

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199481217
eISBN:
9780199091133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481217.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The World War was announced while Gandhi was on a boat crossing the English Channel. His mind was instantly made up about assisting the empire by raising an Ambulance Corps to nurse the wounded ... More


Medical and Surgical Memoirs

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents two excerpts to give first impressions of the medical situation during the Civil War. One is by William Williams Keen, the first brain surgeon in the USA describing the Battle ... More


Medical Facilities and Pathology

David Seed, Stephen C. Kenny, and Chris Williams (eds)

in Life and Limb: Perspectives on the American Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781781382509
eISBN:
9781786945297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781382509.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Accounts by physicians as well as combatants highlight the desperate conditions of field hospitals and of surgery in the field. Broadsides and a plea for an ambulance service are both shown here and ... More


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