quotes tagged with 'hospital'

Imagine a hospital as big as King's College Hospital all packed into a train, and having to be self-provisioned, water, sanitated, lil, cleaned, doctored and nursed and staffed and officered, all within its own limits. No outside person can realise the difficulties except those who try to work it.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 36Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering knowledge home hospital witness trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

there is practically no furniture except the boy's beds, some chairs, many crucifixes and statues, terribly primitive sanitary arrangements and water supply.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 29Saved by highflyingbabe in religion hospital death trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

My Madame (in my billet) gives me coffee and bread and butter (of the best) at 7, and there is a ration tin of jam, and I have acquired a pot of honey.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 28Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

They were nearly all shrapnel shell wounds--more ghastly than anything I have ever seen or smelt.

Author: A, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 22Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

You boarded a cattle-truck, armed with a tray of dressings and a pail; the men were lying on straw; had been in trains for several days; most had only been dressed once, and many were gangrenous.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 22Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital horror wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We are getting quite used to a life shorn of most of its trappings, except for the two hotel meals a day.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 12Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering hospital femininity 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

It is a fortnight to-morrow since we mobilised, and we have had no work yet except our own fatigue duty in the Convent; it was our turn this morning, and I scrubbed the lavatories out with creoseol.

Author: Anonymous, Source: Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915, 10Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital youth femininity 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Whenever I think of the War to-day, it is not as summer but always as winter; always as cold and darkness and discomfort

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 372Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering hospital trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The three of us listened glumly to the shrapnel raining down like a thunder-shower upon the trees in the park-those quiet trees which on the night of my return from Malta had made death and horror seem so unbelievably remote.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 365Saved by highflyingbabe in suffering experience hospital trauma 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"He's been dangerously wounded-and it doesn't say how!" It didn't say how. Now that I knew so much about wounds, that vagueness seemed the telegram's worst infliction.

Author: Vera Brittain, Source: Testament of Youth, 339Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge hospital wound 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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