Observations of an Orderly cover

Observations of an Orderly

Ward Muir (1878-1927)

1. 01 – My First Day
2. 02 – Life in the Orderlies’ Hut
3. 03 – Washing Up
4. 04 – A ‘Hut’ Hospital
5. 05 – From the ‘D Block’ Wards
6. 06 – When the Wounded Arrive
7. 07 – ‘T… A…’
8. 08 – Laundry Problems
9. 09 – On Buttons
10. 10 – A Word About ‘Slackers in Khaki’
11. 11 – The Recreation Rooms
12. 12 – The Cockney
13. 13 – The Station Party
14. 14 – Slang in a War Hospital
15. 15 – A Blind Man’s Home-coming

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Summary

Ward Muir brings us into the heart of an English war hospital, describing scenes of cleanliness, triumph, order and sadness. Through the eyes of the orderly we get to see the processes that kept the wards running, and relive some tales from within the hospital walls.