Endell Street: the trailblazing women who ran World War One's most remarkable military hospital

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The Women's Library Reading Room, 4th floor, LSE Library, United Kingdom


Wendy Moore

Wendy Moore speaks on her new book Endell Street: The trailblazing women who ran World War One’s most remarkable military hospital.

Endell Street tells the story of the suffragette doctors, Louisa Garrett Anderson and Flora Murray, who set up and ran the Endell Street Military Hospital in the heart of London in World War One.

Co-hosted with Feminist Book Fortnight (@FeministBkFt20).

Wendy Moore is a freelance journalist and the author of non-fiction books based on stories from medical and social history written for a general audience. Her first book The Knife Man (Bantam, 2005) - a biography of the 18th-century surgeon John Hunter - won the Medical Journalists’ Association consumer book award. Her second book Wedlock: how Georgian Britain’s worst husband met his match (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009) was picked for Channel 4’s TV Book Club in 2010 and reached No.1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list.

Photo credit: Colin Crisford

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