Images by Theme: World War Two - Health and Medicine

A selection of images showing but civilian and military patients and hospital practices during World War Two

The enclosure of ahand in a silk envelope as part of the Bunyan-Stannard treatment of burns

Training the “Child Care Reserve”, National Council for Maternity and Child Welfare, 117 Piccadilly, Westminster, Greater London

Treatment of Effort Syndrome, Mill Hill Emergency Hospital, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London

Viewing X-Rays, St Hugh's Military Hospital (Head Injuries), St Margaret's Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire

A doctor giving a blood transfusion to a baby, Princess Elizabeth of York Hospital for Children, Glamis Road, Tower Hamlets, Greater London

A nurse filling a patient's amputation wound with sulphathiazole, Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Road, Sheffield

A patient whose eye socket is being repaired with a cartilege graft, Bangour Hospital, Broxburn, Edinburgh, Scotland

A physiotherapist giving remedial exercises, Wharncliffe Emergency Hospital, (part of) Middlewood Hospital, Sheffield

A radiographer positioning a man before a chest X-ray, whilst other new recruits queue up at a Navy base

A view of women suffering from shock under blankets on sofas and armchairs, attended to by a nurse

Applying tulle gras dressings to the head and neck of a burnt patient, Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Attaching electrodes to the head of a patient, Sutton Emergency Hospital, Sutton, Greater London

Bottles of dried plasma being packed for transport to the Middle East or where needed

Bunyan-Stannard treatment of burns, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Lambeth, Greater London

Children in the classroom, St Michael's Orthopaedic Hospital, Marine Parade East, Clacton on Sea, Essex

Dressing a pedicle graft, Rooksdown House, Park Prewett Hospital, Basingstoke

Dressing a pedicle skin graft, Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

Factory producing iron lungs, Morris Motor Works, Hollow Way, Cowley, Oxfordshire

Four men in ARP uniform lifting a patient supported in a Neil Robertson stretcher in a demonstration

Giving a burns patient a saline bath, Queen Victoria Hospital, Holtye Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex

How the surgeon’s rubber gloves are made

Injecting sodium amytal into a patient's arm, Mill Hill Emergency Hospital, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, Barnet, Greater London

Keep fit class, Pioneer Health Centre, St Mary's Road, Southwark, Greater London

Making sphagnum moss dressings, Glasgow, Scotland

Mass administration of oxygen, Middlesex Hospital, Mortimer Street, Westminster, Greater London

New war uniform for nurses, Greater London

Nurse holding equipment needed for a blood transfusion, Army Blood Supply Depot, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol

Nurses in the making, Joyce Grove Convalescent Home, Nettlebed, Oxfordshire

Nurses making beds on the floor in an underground air raid shelter, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Patients in a yard doing arm exercises, Wharncliffe Emergency Hospital, (part of) Middlewood Hospital, Sheffield

Selecting the records of blood donors, Army Blood Supply Depot, Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Bristol