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Histories of Canadian hospitals and schools of nursing
"In this work, when it shall be found that much is omitted, let it not be forgotten that much likewise is performed."
Samuel Johnson, A dictionary of the English language. (London. 1755)
LAST UPDATED: 1 April 2013
Canadian hospitals outside Canada
Canadians also operated hospitals outside Canada, usually these were military hospitals but at least one served fishermen on the Atlantic coast. Hospitals operated abroad by Canadian religious missions are not included.
"[The First World War hospitals] eventually reached the following in number; 16 general, 10 stationary, 7 special, and 8 convalescent hospitals. Some of the stationary and convalescent hospitals were eventually converted into general hospitals." (From: Official History of the Canadian Forces in the Great War: The Medical Services, by Sir Andrew McPhail, 1925.) There is a very useful listing of them HERE.
In 2012 LAC published an online Guide to Sources Relating to Units of the Canadian Expeditionary Force: Canadian Army Medical Corps. It is available HERE.
You can search for possible library locations of the books you are interested in through OCLC's WorldCat but should note that not all libraries list their holdings in WorldCat!
The symbol below means the book is held by the McGill University Library, usually in the Osler Library of the History of Medicine.
|Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Bear Wood Park, Wokingham, Berks.||The Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Bear Wood, Wokingham, Berkshire, 1915-18. London: s.n, 1918. ( Some copies include a supplement entitled "Chronicle of the Hospital "Bear Wood" July 1st, 1918 to Closing".) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63060534|
|Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Woodcote Park, Epson||The Military Convalescent Hospital Woodcote Park Epsom. Qualis Photo Company, [Epsom?] 1917. Includes one page with a short history of this First World War convalescent hospital followed by 12 tipped in 6" x 4" photographs. There was a Canadian Convalescent Hospital at Woodcote Park from 5 September 1915 - 30 June 1919. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/560362668|
|Canadian Field Ambulance No. 5||Noyes, Frederick Walter. Stretcher bearers ... at the double! : History of the Fifth Canadian field ambulance which served overseas during the great war of 1914-1918. Toronto : Printed and bound by the Hunter-Rose Co., . A digitised version is available at University of Calgary. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35155497|
|Canadian Field Ambulance. No. 8.||Gunn, J. N., and E. E. Dutton. Historical Records of No. 8 Canadian Field Ambulance: Canada, England, France, Belgium 1915-1919. (With illustrations by J.S. Collis). Toronto, Canada: Ryerson Press, 1920. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53693633|
|Canadian Field Ambulance. No. 11||Diary of the Eleventh : being a record of the XIth Canadian Field Ambulance (Western Universities) Feb. 1916-May 1919. [S.l. : s.n., 19-?]. 128 p. : ill. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/505949805|
|Canadian General Hospital, No. 1||Cameron, Kenneth. History of No. 1 General Hospital, Canadian Expeditionary Force; No. 1 Canadian General Hospital, 1914-1919; with a Record of the Work of the Medical Division. Sackville, N. B.: Tribune Press, 1938. . Includes a record of the work of the Medical Division by Norman B. Gwyn and a note upon the treatment of fracture of the femur, by Fred J. Tees. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14753277|
|Canadian General Hospital, No. 3. (McGill University)||Greig, P. E. A Finding Aid to No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in France (1915, 1916, 1917). 1999. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/428106925|
|Canadian General Hospital, No. 3 (McGill University)||Fetherstonhaugh, R. C. No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) 1914-1919. Montreal: Gazette Print. Co, 1928. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12034596|
|Canadian General Hospital, No. 3 (McGill University)||Peterson, William, A Canadian hospital in France. Montreal, McGill University, 1916. 12 p. Series: McGill University. Annual university lecture. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/222533958|
|Canadian General Hospital, No. 3 (McGill University)||Pirie, Howard Alexander . No. 3 Canadian General Hospital (McGill) in France, 1915, 1916, 1917. Views Illustrating Life & Scenes in the Hospital with a Short Description of Its Origin, Organization and Progress . Middlesborough, Eng: Engraved and Printed by Hood, 1918. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42240418|
|Canadian General Hospital, No..4 (University of Toronto)||Mackenzie, John Joseph, and Kathleen Cuffe Mackenzie. Number 4 Canadian Hospital; The Letters of Professor J.J. Mackenzie from the Salonika Front. Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1933. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20974978|
|Canadian General Hospital, No 6. (Université Laval à Montréal)||Litalien, Michel. Dans la tourmente: deux hôpitaux militaires canadiens-français dans la France en guerre, 1915-1919. Collection Histoire militaire. Outremont, Québec: Athéna Éditions, 2003. (Updated version of his 2003 thesis. (University of Ottawa) which was published under the title Loin des yeux et loin du coeur.) This book tells the history of No. 4 Canadian Stationnary Hospital (French Canadian) / No. 8 Canadian General Hospital and No. 6 Canadian General Hospital (Université Laval à Montréal). http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54912655|
|Canadian General Hospital, No. 7 (Queen's University)||History of No. 7 (Queen's) Canadian General Hospital: March 26th, 1915 - Nov. 15th, 1917. [London?]: Printed by C.W. Faulkner, 1918. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53697011|
|Canadian General Hospital Unit, No. 8. (1939-1945)||Krepps, Rex G. Sparks of Flame. Oliver, B.C.: R.G. Krepps, 1990. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27219698|
|Canadian General Hospital, No 16, (Ontario Military Hospital)||Pateman, John. The Ontario Military Hospital. [Kent] Pateran Press, 2012. 123 pages. ISBN 9781446615201 (CL asked to buy 1 April 2013 *)|
|Canadian General Hospital, No 16, (Ontario Military Hospital)||Workers’ Educational Association of England. Orpington from Saxon times to the great war. Published [Bromley, Kent, Kentish District times Co., 1919] 71 pages. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/317211894|
|Canadian Red Cross Hospital||Howe, J.R. , Sgt. Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital, "Cliveden", Taplow, Bucks. [London, England : Qualis Photo Co., 1917?] Consists largely of photographs of the hospital and of a visit by King George V and Queen Mary. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41079974|
|Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital||Ansell, Barbara M. Looking Back 1947-1985: The Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital, Cliveden, Taplow, England. [Buckinghamshire]: B.M. Ansell, 1997. (This hospital was also known as the No. 15 Canadian General Hospital, Duchess of Connaught’s Red Cross Hospital, Taplow (Clivedon) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38474236.|
|Canadian Stationary Hospital No. 4 (French Canadian)||Litalien, Michel. Dans la tourmente: deux hôpitaux militaires canadiens-français dans la France en guerre, 1915-1919. Collection Histoire militaire. Outremont, Québec: Athéna Éditions, 2003. (Updated version of his 2003 thesis. (University of Ottawa) which was published under the title Loin des yeux et loin du coeur.) This book tells the history of No. 4 Canadian Stationnary Hospital (French Canadian) later the No. 8 Canadian General Hospital and the No. 6 Canadian General Hospital (Université Laval à Montréal). http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5491265|
|Canadian Stationary Hospital, No. 5. (Queen's University)||Queen's Hospital : no. 5 Stationary Hospital (Queen's), Canadian Mediterranean Forces, Abbassia Barracks, Cairo, Egypt. [Kingston, Ont.? : s.n., 1915?] 17,  p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. (Stationary Hospital #5 was converted to General Hospital #7 in 1916) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/428058165|
|Canadian Stationary Hospital, No. 7 (Dalhousie University)||Dalhousie: No. 7 Stationary Hospital. Halifax?: s.n, 1916. 18 p. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/252493333|
|Canadian Stationary Hospital, No..8. (University of Saskatchewan)||Sutherland, T.W. History of the formation and subsequent activities of the No. 8 Canadian Stationary Hospital. [London : C.W. Faulker, 1919?]: 46 p. : ill. ; 17 x 25 cm. This Unit was initially known as Stationary Hospital No. 4. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/505979939|
|Canadian Stationary Hospital, No. 10.
(University of Western Ontario)
|Hyatt, A. M. J., and Nancy Geddes Poole. Battle for Life: The History of No. 10 Canadian Stationary Hospital and No. 10 Canadian General Hospital in Two World Wars. Waterloo, Ont: Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic, and Disarmament Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2004. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56920918|
|Canadian Stationary Hospital, No. 10. (University of Western Ontario)||Western University Stationary Hospital. Western University Stationary Hospital, No.10, C.E.F : souvenir programme -- [London, Ont.] : [s.n.], . -- 36 p. : ill. ; 18 x 26 cm. -- AMICUS No. 20068282|
|General||Adami, John George. War story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps. Toronto : Musson Book Co., [1918 ] Only volume 1 was ever published, covering 1914-1915. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14786090|
|General||Bell, F. McKelvey. The First Canadians in France; The Chronicle of a Military Hospital in the War Zone. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1917. ("The pill of fact herein is but thinly coated with the sugar of fiction." Preface. Fictionalized memoirs.) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12034619|
|General||Butson, A. R. C. A History of the Military Medical Units of Hamilton, Ontario, in Peace and War, 1900-1990. [Hamilton, Ont.]: A.R.C. Butson, 1990. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24381967|
|General||Feasby, William Richard, Official history of the Canadian medical services : 1939-1945. Ottawa : Cloutier, 1953- 56. ( v.1 Organization and campaigns. -- v.2. Clinical subjects.) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14667945|
|General||Macphail, Andrew. The medical services. Part of the Series: "Official history of the Canadian forces in the Great War, 1914-19." : Ottawa, F.A. Acland, 1925. A digitised version is available through the University of Calgary http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2198114|
|General||Report of the work of the Military Hospitals Commission, Canada, May, 1917 : Military Hospitals Commission. Ottawa : J. de L. Taché [King’s Printer], 1917. 182 p. :folded maps. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14805720|
|General||Snell, Arthur Evans. The C.A.M.C.; With the Canadian [Army Medical] Corps During the Last Hundred Days of the Great War. Ottawa: Acland, 1924. (Based on materials and maps supplied by the Historical Section of the General Staff.) A digitised version is available at the University of Calgary. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/657353|
|Hospital Ship Fund||National Committee of Women for Patriotic Service, and Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. The History of the "Hospital Ship Fund": Which Was the Imperial Gift of the Women of Canada to the British Army and Navy, 1914. Canada: National Committee of Women for Patriotic Service, 1915. (Digitised version available at University of Toronto.) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42939244|
|Joint War Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England||Reports by the Joint War Committee and the Joint War Finance Committee of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem in England on voluntary aid rendered to the sick and wounded at home and abroad and to British prisoners of war, 1914-1919 : with appendices. Naval & Military Press in association with the Imperial War Museum. Dept. of Printed Books, 2009. (Reprint. Originally published: London : H.M.S.O., 1921.) http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18421489|
|St Pierre 2 (Hospital Ship.)||Newfoundland: The Mariners' Family Home in Saint-Pierre : the Hospital Ship. St. John's, NL: Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University, 2005. [Translation, by Aspi Balsara, of A Terre-Neuve: la maison de famille à St Pierre. Initially published in Oeuvres de mer. Bulletin annuel, 2. Janvier 1898.] http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58455944|
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