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CANCELLED: 'Medical Advances During the Great War' by Tom Scotland


Owing to the current Covid-19 pandemic most meetings have been postponed or cancelled. Please check with the organisers before attending. 


Tom Scotland will be giving a talk on medical advances during the Great War which he calls 'A Time to Live and A Time to Die'.

ONLINE: 'From Disaster to Triumph. Saving life and limb on the Western Front' by Tom Scotland


Image: Surgeon George Gask operating at Canadian CCS 2 at Remy Siding in 1917 About this online talk: In 1914, the real treatment of wounds didn't start until the soldier arrived at the base hospital, a journey which sometimes took days. Anaesthesia was poor, surgical methods were inefficient, resuscitation almost unheard of. Not surprisingly, man…

Ground-breaking Developments in Treatment of the Wounded on the Western Front 1914-18 with Tom Scotland


Tom Scotland discusses the tremendous progress that was made in the treatment of wounded soldiers during the Great War, which significantly improved their chances of survival. This is a Zoom Meeting: for details on how to join in contact  

A Time to Die and a Time to Live  by Tom Scotland


A Disaster to Triumph: groundbreaking developments in care of the wounded on the western front 1914-18 by Tom Scotland Helion, £29.95pb 256pp., 90 ills, 8 maps, 25 tables, footnotes, bibliog, index.  ISBN: 978–191–162–874–3  [This review first appeared in Stand To ! No. 116] It appears there are few works on the topic of wartime medicine and …

POSTPONED : A Time to Die and a Time to Live: Lives Lost and Saved in France and Flanders 1914-1918 by Tom Scotland


Initially scheduled for 23 April this event will now take place on 7 May.  Tom Scotland's talk will look at the advances in medical treatment that enable the soldier of 1918 a much better survival rate than those of the earlier war years. Tom Scotland is a retired orthopaedic surgeon with a long-time interest in the Great War. He has written a nu…

Find here a full contents listing for Stand To! No.126 (April 2022) with part of the introduction to this edition from the Editor.


All standard members of The Western Front Association should have received their print copy over the weekend; all digital members were sent their copy this morning and can also download it via their Member Login.  Communication Lines p.2  An introduction from the editor Matthew Leonard It’s April 2022, and Europe and the world is again staring i…

128: October 2022 Special Edition


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A time to live and a time to die - lives lost and saved France and Flanders 1914-18 (ZOOM) by Tom Scotland


Tom is a retired orthopaedic surgeon. Co-editor of War Surgery 1914-18 and Wars Pestilence and the Surgeon's Blade (examining the evolution of British military medicine and surgery in the 19th century). Co-author of Henry Gray, Surgeon of the Great War, of Understanding the Somme 1916 and Understanding the Ypres Salient 'A time to live and a time …

'Management of Wounds Sustained by British Forces on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Tom Scotland'


This meeting is going to be the first talk given via Zoom with the speaker at home in Scotland while the members attend as usual. The timing and format will be the same just the speaker appearing virtually. Tom will talk tonight about the great changes which occurred to improve the management of soldiers wounded on the Western Front Tom Scotland …