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Letters Medics in the first world war

Women’s hospitals of the first world war: sexist assumption that women must be nurses

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 19 December 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5210
  1. Melanie Davies, consultant gynaecologist and former president of the Medical Women’s Federation
  1. University College London Hospitals, London NW1 2BU, UK
  1. melaniecdavies{at}

Your article “Those who also served” includes an image with the caption: “Nurses attend an operation on a wounded soldier in a …

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