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Nursing in the Second World War: Caring for Bodies, Recovering Men

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The nurses who went to war between 1939 and 1945 had been trained in the apprenticeship system of the British hospital nurse training schools. The programmes prepared these mostly young women in some way to manage the horror of war nursing, the injuries, the disease and the long and harsh working hours. They had not, however, been prepared for the need to support the emotional and psychological care of war-damaged men. Jane Brooks explores the transformations in nursing practice during the Second World War to address this.

The event will include a tour of the Museum of Military Medicine and refreshments. Full programme tbc.

Please note, all attendees will need to bring photo ID to access the barracks.

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