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First World War.- Woodall (Ambrose Edgar, surgeon, served with RAMC

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First World War.- Woodall (Sir Ambrose Edgar, later Baron Uvedale of North End, surgeon, served with RAMC in the BEF on the Western Front, Resident Surgeon, Manor House Hospital 1920-58, 1885-1974) Collection of c. 300 letters to M.F. & J. [?Mother, Father and J.], c. 1000pp., 8vo & sm. 4to, RAMC Mess, Fleet, Hampshire & BEF, France, 1st January - 31st December 1917 & 6th September 1918, of his experiences in the RAMC and on the Western Front, "A man who came a good deal was named Bransby Williams son of the actor of that name. He is a Captain in the Flying Corps & has had 18 months out here heavy serial fighting & bombing. Now it has just been discovered that he is under age - he looks about 18 [Captain William George Bransby Williams, MC, RFC (1898-1917), "Sonny" was killed shortly after, his body was never found], on shell shock, "Yesterday there was a med society meeting... discussion on shell shock. The lecturer Dr. Green on the staff of St Mary's Hospital London gave a very good account of it", medical work, being called up even though he was already serving with the RAMC, describes the shooting down killing the observer but the pilot survived etc., all but the last letter tipped-in on stubs, photograph portrait of Woodall on front free endpaper, folds, browned, 9 photographs of Woodall loosely binserted in vol., bound in later half blue morocco, corners and edges rubbed, upper cover detached, gilt spine, vol. sm. 4to. ** "... it is a source of wonder to to me how patiently these men bear the most frightful injuries - how calmly they die... ." - Woodall. A copious correspondence from a surgeon working with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front. First World War.- Woodall (, Sir, Ambrose Edgar, later Baron Uvedale of North End, surgeon, served with RAMC in the BEF on the Western Front, Resident Surgeon, Manor House Hospital 1920-58, 1885-1974), Collection of c. 300 letters to M.F. & J. [?Mother, Father and J.], c. 1000pp., 8vo & sm. 4to, RAMC Mess, Fleet, Hampshire & BEF, France, 1st January - 31st December, 1917 & 6th September 1918, of his experiences in the RAMC and on the Western Front, "A man who came a good deal was named Bransby Williams son of the actor of that name. He is a Captain in the Flying Corps & has had 18 months out here heavy serial fighting & bombing. Now it has just been discovered that he is under age - he looks about 18 [Captain William George Bransby Williams, MC, RFC (1898-1917), "Sonny" was killed shortly after, his body was never found], on shell shock, "Yesterday there was a med society meeting... discussion on shell shock. The lecturer Dr. Green on the staff of St Mary's Hospital London gave a very good account of it", medical work, being called up even though he was already serving with the RAMC, describes the shooting down killing the observer but the pilot survived etc., all but the last letter tipped-in on stubs, photograph portrait of Woodall on front free endpaper, folds, browned, 9 photographs of Woodall loosely binserted in vol., bound in later half blue morocco, corners and edges rubbed, upper cover detached, gilt spine, vol. sm. 4to. ** "... it is a source of wonder to to me how patiently these men bear the most frightful injuries - how calmly they die... ." - Woodall. A copious correspondence from a surgeon working with the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front
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