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Photograph: Nursing sister, No. 6 Canadian General Hospital, Troyes, France.

Nursing sister, No. 6 Canadian General Hospital, Troyes, France

ARCHIVED - The Call to Duty
Canada’s Nursing Sisters

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Active Duty (Biographies)

“We are now like machines. Are not allowed to think for ourselves.”
— Sophie Hoerner
“In Petrograd I thought the number of wounded I saw about was great.”
— Dorothy Cotton
“Admitted another big gas convoy. … Thirty to forty funerals a day.”
— Alice Isaacson
“Drinking water was scarce until the royal engineers put in a filtration plant.”
— Anne E. Ross
“Have been very busy in hospital. Enteritis, Dysentery, Malaria.”
— Laura Gamble
“The first night the cold was bearable by wearing our sweaters and raincoats.”
— Ruby Peterkin