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The Passing of Margaret

By JB For more than four months she had borne pain, weakness and extreme weariness with a calm determined courage that was a marvel to all who visited her in the bare hospital ward. And now she has passed beyond … Continue reading

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Fresh Air Treatment – February 1925

The latest treatment for pneumonia is almost completely opposed to the old. During the war years it was found that pneumonia patients who, owing to exigencies of space, had their beds placed in open sheds (covered overhead from the rain, … Continue reading

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Numbers in a Hospital Ward – December 1924

“And how does your father like the change to a hospital ward?” was the question I heard one (unseen) woman ask another. “Oh, he doesn’t like it so well as his own room at home,” was the reply, “there aren’t … Continue reading

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Number 2 SF Motor Ambulance Car – April 1916

We use the plural now. At the moment of writing (Wednesday at noon) the fund stands at £1160 2s 11d. No 2 car was fixed upon earlier than we had anticipated. It is a “Wolseley” Car and has been secured … Continue reading

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Field Hospiltal Car “Ere Long” – March 1917

We aim to provide a field hospital car before the year closes. We require to that end £1300 and, up to date of writing, we have secured £684 13s 8d. This shows we are getting along the right way and, … Continue reading

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X-Ray Field Hospital Car – February 1917

It is nearly a year since we started this fund. We aimed at one ambulance car, and through the generous response of readers we were enabled to provide a fleet of five ambulance cars for the Scottish Branch of the … Continue reading

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Baby Sister Picking Violets – November 1915

Many of the letters I have received in connection with the campaign to raise money for The Scottish Farmer Hospital Fund have been addressed simply to Margaret, Egremont, Cumberland, without mentioning my surname Shanks. Fortunately the post office officials knew … Continue reading

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Sale for the Hospital Bed – November 1915

(More on the Hospital bed) I am writing the afternoon of the day after the sale. There are several letters from readers lying which I may not be able to reply to for days but I hope early next week … Continue reading

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Hospital Bed for France – October 1915

(follow up from Hospital Bed) As several kind readers have sent me generous contributions towards the above, I propose giving a few particulars of my plan for raising money. When the scheme for a Scottish Women’s Hospital for Foreign Service … Continue reading

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Hospital Bed – October 1915

(Margaret raised enough money and wrote about it later here.) Sir, May I, through your columns, ask my friends among the readers of the Household Page, to assist me in raising a sum to equip a hospital bed for the … Continue reading

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