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Reference MS.8467
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Level Item
Extent 1 volume
Title Unidentified VAD [Voluntary Aid Detachment]: lecture notes
Date c. 1914
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This appears to be a notebook kept by one of the members of Voluntary Aid Detachment L100: they are listed in the opening pages along with their addresses, mostly in London, the majority in the Kensington area.

This is followed by "Notes on Dr Ward's lectures" [possibly Ronald Ogier Ward of Onslow Square, who had served with the British Red Cross during the Balkan War?], providing basic information on a number of nursing matters, including "Remedial Remedies/Applications", "Administration of Drugs, etc", "Preparation of Operating Room", "Preparation of the Patients", "Fractures", "Dietetics" and a range of other topics: at a first-aid level.

A useful introduction to the Voluntary Aid Detachment and its history.

Acquisition Details Purchased from David and Lynn Smith Booksellers, January 2007
Accession Number 1472
Access Status Open
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Physical Description Small volume, 19 x 12 cm, bound in cloth with fleur-de-lis pattern, with worked textile front cover, 52 gilt edged leaves, 12 blank, inside covers have elaborate gilt patterns, flyleaf with coloured images of flowers and cottage in winter
Subject Nursing
Subject World War I
Subject First Aid
Subject Red Cross
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. 96609121-5dab-4c56-acfd-f7902f758700