Band of sisters: the female doctors who became war heroes against the odds

Rejected by the British war effort in 1914 because they were women, a band of medics took their considerable skills across the channel to France. Chris Holme traces their story with the help of newly available documents In the summer of 1914 the British War Office turned down a generous offer from a Scottish physician, Elsie Inglis, to set up a military hospital entirely staffed by women. She…

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