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Unidentified VAD [Voluntary Aid Detachment]: lecture notes

c. 1914
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About this work


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.


c. 1914

Physical description

1 volume 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

Acquisition note

Purchased from David and Lynn Smith Booksellers, January 2007

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