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dressing station

A temporary station for soldiers wounded during combat.
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I wish to record my thanks to the editorial staff and the writer Cynthia Toman for the article in Volume 15, Issue 2 ("An Officer and a Lady") that endeavours to trace the history of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) as applied to the nursing sisters who served in base hospitals and in front line dressing stations in France and Belgium in two world wars.
After serving at several base hospitals in England, my mother eventually ended up doing operating room nursing at field dressing stations close to the front lines following the battles of Passchendaele and Vimy.
At Vimy, stretcher-bearers became overwhelmed while staff at dressing stations were subject to over 14,000 patients in two days.
They identified the need for an ambulance service and facilities such as advanced dressing stations.
Francis Scrimger, a medical officer with the Royal Montreal Regiment, set up an Advanced Dressing Station two miles from the front at Wieltje.
Canada was not lacking here as many Canadian nursing sisters and matrons served in Commonwealth military hospitals -- from "sharp end" Field Dressing Stations to the Base Hospital in Kure, Japan.