The Scottish Women’s Hospital at Royaumont, France 1914–1919

This is a page from a photograph album created by Mary Chapman, a nurse at Royaumont hospital during the First World War. Royaumont was operated by the Scottish Women’s Hospitals from January 1915 to March 1919 at the abbey near Asnières, 30km north of Paris.

This page shows some of the French colonial soldiers from North Africa and the Middle East. There are also three photographs that include Chapman herself with various colleagues.

Edinburgh History of Medicine Group 2014-2015 talks

Flu, World War battlefield surgery, the pioneering anatomist Andreas Vesalius, and a house of murder are among the free seminars in the 17th year of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group.

We invite you to come along to the talks, which are being held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and are promoted by the two colleges and the University of Edinburgh.

The first talk, on the 1st October, is on ‘The great influenza’ of 1918-20: A plague of compassion.

Doctors on the front line: commemorating the Scottish doctors of WWI

As part of the cataloguing of our archive collections, and in commemoration of the centenary of the First World War,  the College has created an online searchable database of the Scottish Medical Service Emergency Committee.

The Committee was established on 12 August 1914 “for the purposes of assisting to meet the immediate difficulties in regard to medical practice among the civil population which have arisen” and was based within the College at 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh.