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“Every Bed a Puddle of Dakin and Pus!”: Exploring the Diary of a Rochester Volunteer Nurse during the Great War.

Rochester Medical Museum and Archives
1441 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00pm ET - 8:00pm ET
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Rochester Medical Museum and Archives
1441 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610

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Join The Rochester Academy of Medicine November 15, 2017 at 6PM as Corinna Hill introduces us to Esther Steele and discusses her experience as a nurse serving in Dr. Ralph Fitch’s hospital in World War I France. In the spring of 1918, Esther Steele began her service as a Volunteer Nurse Aide in Evreux, France. Almost daily, she would jot down in her diary about her experiences working in a wartime hospital and treating the wounded soldiers. This presentation will explore what the drafts of her diary reveal about early twentieth-century attitudes towards race and disability.

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Corinna Hill

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