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The Resource Women to the front : The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war, Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

Women to the front : The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war, Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee

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Women to the front : The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war
Title
Women to the front
Title remainder
The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war
Statement of responsibility
Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doctors serving on the battlefield was unthinkable. Undaunted, at least twenty-four Australian women doctors ignored official military policy and headed to the frontlines. This book explores the stories of the Australian women who served as surgeons, pathologists, anaesthetists and medical officers between 1914 and 1919. Despite saving hundreds of lives, their experiences are almost totally absent from official military records, both in Australia and Great Britain, and their achievements have remained invisible for over a century. Until now. Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee have compiled a fascinating and meticulously researched account of the Great War, seen through the eyes of these women and their essential work. From the Eastern to the Western Fronts, to Malta, and to London, we bear witness to the terrible conditions, the horrific injuries, the constant danger, and above all, the skill and courage displayed by this group of remarkable Australians. Women to the Front is a war story unlike any other". --Book cover
Summary
Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee have compiled a fascinating and meticulously researched account of the Great War, seen through the eyes of these women and their essential work. From the Eastern to the Western Fronts, to Malta, and to London, we bear witness to the terrible conditions, the horrific injuries, the constant danger, and above all, the skill and courage displayed by this group of remarkable Australians. Women to the Front is a war story unlike any other.
Biography type
collective biography
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10762755
Cataloging source
AU@
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Sheard, Heather
Dewey number
940.475
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Lee, Ruth
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True
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  • Australia
  • Australia
  • World War 1914-1918
  • Medical care
  • Women physicians
  • Women and the military
  • Medicine, Military
  • World War, 1914-1918
Target audience
general
Label
Women to the front : The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war, Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065145143
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered
Isbn
9780143794707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations ; portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1078687099
Label
Women to the front : The extraordinary Australian women doctors of the great war, Heather Sheard and Ruth Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065145143
Dimensions
24cm.
Extent
xiii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered
Isbn
9780143794707
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations ; portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1078687099

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