A happy coincidence

I was walking through Covent Garden in London the other day, when I looked up and saw this plaque.

IMG_0930Endell Street was the first hospital to be created, run and staffed entirely by women doctors and nurses and opened 100 years ago this year.

In a strange coincidence my Australian grandfather, who was wounded on the western front in 1917, was treated at Endell Street.

So, in a way, I have the wonderful women (many of whom were suffragists) who worked at Endell Street to thank for my existence.

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About Miles King

UK conservation professional, writing about nature, politics, life. All views are my own and I don't write on behalf of anybody else.
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One Response to A happy coincidence

  1. David Dunlop says:

    British nurse Eva Dobell (1867 – 1963) served in many hospitals during the Great War; though I don’t know if Endell St in London was one. She helped and encouraged young poets, and campaigned in print for the protection of both wildlife and the English countryside.

    See: http://allpoetry.com/Eva-Dobell

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