No Man's Land: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain's Most Extraordinary Military Hospital During World War I

No Man's Land: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain's Most Extraordinary Military Hospital During World War I

by Wendy Moore

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Overview

The "absorbing and powerful" (Wall Street Journal) story of two pioneering suffragette doctors who shattered social expectations and transformed modern medicine during World War I


A month after war broke out in 1914, doctors Flora Murray and Louisa Garrett Anderson set out for Paris, where they opened a hospital in a luxury hotel and treated hundreds of casualties plucked from France's battlefields. Although, prior to the war and the Spanish flu, female doctors were restricted to treating women and children, Flora and Louisa's work was so successful that the British Army asked them to set up a hospital in the heart of London. Nicknamed the Suffragettes' Hospital, Endell Street soon became known for its lifesaving treatments.


In No Man's Land, Wendy Moore illuminates this turbulent moment of global war and pandemic when women were, for the first time, allowed to operate on men. Their fortitude and brilliance serve as powerful reminders of what women can achieve against all odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781541672758
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 04/13/2021
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 339,313
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Wendy Moore is a journalist and author of several previous books, including How to Create the Perfect Wife and Wedlock, a Sunday Times bestseller. Her writing has appeared in the Times, the Guardian, the Observer, and the Sunday Telegraph. She lives in London.

Table of Contents

Arrivals 1

1 A Good Feeling, 5

2 A Sort of Holiday 33

3 Sunshine and Sweetness 63

4 Good God! Women! 93

5 The Laughing Cure Theory 123

6 Almost Manless 147

7 Pioneers, O Pioneers! 173

8 The March of the Women 201

9 Darkest Before Dawn 227

10 Full of Ghosts 253

11 The Soft Long, Sleep 273

Acknowledgments 299

Select Bibliography 303

Notes 309

Index 341

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