Goodall Symposium – Conflict, Casualties and Caring in the First World War

Written by on October 6, 2014

Monday, 13th October 2014, 6pm for 6:30pm

Join us for our annual Goodall Symposium which this year commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Our evening of talks will focus on the role of the medical profession during WW1 and will look at how patients were cared for both at home and on the front line.

Patients and staff on the ward at the Red Cross Hospital, Springburn c1914

Red Cross Hospital, Springburn c1914. Taken from the photograph album of Nurse Annie Allan (Scottish Women’s Hospitals) RCPSG 74/2

Event Programme

18.00 – Registration and finger buffet

18.30 – Injured in France – Treated in Scotland
Mr Roy Miller (Honorary Librarian, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)

19.00 – A Field Ambulance in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia
Dr Alastair Glen

19.30 – Tea and coffee break

19.45 – The Goodall Memorial Lecture: Casualties in the British Expeditionary Force, France and Flanders 1914-1918
Mr Tom Scotland

The event is free and open to all but please book as places are limited. Contact or call 0141 221 6072.

CPD Approved – 2 non clinical credits 91877.

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