Called to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine

TitleCalled to Serve: Georgina Pope, Canadian Military Nursing Heroine
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsDewar, Katherine Elizabeth
Number of Pages264
PublisherIsland Studies Press

Called to Serve details Georginia Pope's path to power through the second half of the 19th century and into the 20th. The monograph addresses the significance of her privileged and powerful lineage, the influence of her parents on her world view, and the inspiration of Florence Nightingale who invoked in Pope a "burning desire" to become an "army nurse" in a faraway land.  The account follows Georgie's sheltered life in Victorian Prince Edward Island to the "Boston States"; to the dangerous and primitive conditions she experienced as Superintendent of nurses in two South African Wars; to her work in the formation of the nursing component of the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC); and to the battlefields of Europe during the First World War.

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