War and Medicine- Lunchtime Talks Series

War and Medicine- Lunchtime Talks Series


Date: Friday 27 January 2017 - Friday 28 April 2017
Time: 13:00 - 13:45
Venue: Memorial Chapel
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Dr Anna Mcfarlane
Downloads: Lunchtime Talk details - Semester 2017

‘Becoming Acquainted With All That Pain’: Naomi Mitchison’s VAD Nursing in WW1

Scottish author Naomi Mitchison is well known for her lifetime of writing and her significance as an important member of early-twentieth-century literary circles, but the importance to her career of the time she spent as a Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse during World War One has so far been overlooked. This paper, made possible by a Wellcome Trust Small Grant, explores this time of Mitchison’s life and shows that nursing shaped her writing career and her politics.

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