Volunteer medical mission “American women’s hospitals” in Macedonia and Kosovo during and immediately the Great War

Josimovska, Verica (2015) Volunteer medical mission “American women’s hospitals” in Macedonia and Kosovo during and immediately the Great War. "Medicus", 20 (2) (308). pp. 291-302. ISSN 1409-6366

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Abstract

This paper generally is about the difficult period for Macedonia and Kosovo dating back in time of the First World War and the years right away it. Actually, that is the period when this territory was under occupation of the Allied and Central army for about four years. Also, in the same time the life of the people became unbearably tough due to the pressure for the daily requisitions for food, livestock, housing and forced work for those who were capable of working. The presence of the international sanitary missions in The Kingdom of Serbia during the Great War and several years afterwards was welcomed and necessary. The Great War that brought great sufferings, did not only changed the world forever, but also put the international solidarity on a test and without it the number of the victims from the epidemic and pandemic diseases, famine and poverty would be more tragic and bigger. The international sanitary missions represented a huge saviour and one of them belong to the mission ‘Hospitals of the American women’ and its director, the legendary d-r Eta Grey. They give the population enormous healthysocial protection at times when was decisive whether to be or not. Key words: Macedonia, Kosovo, First World War, hospitals, contagious diseases, sanitary missions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Humanities > History and archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Science
Depositing User: Verica Josimovska
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 12:36
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 12:36
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/13813

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