They served as Red Cross Ambulance drivers in France and Belgium carrying wounded soldiers between trains from the western front to hospitals. Also women served as nurses in the “Canadian Army Medical Corps” also known as C.A.M.C.  Women didn’t only have a role out at the front, but also back home, in Canada. With so many men serving overseas, women had a new role to play in wartime Canada. They contributed by knitting warm clothing and making bandages for distribution by the military.
The Black Death killed about 40% of the population of the British Isles before the epidemic ended. By 1351, the plague had run its course in Europe. Pope Clement IV estimated that 23,840,000 citizens of Europe had died due to the bubonic plague. The population of Europe before the plague was about 75 million. In the time span of just three years, one third of Europe had died.
The term nurse was used for anybody who administered care to the needy, the sick, or the poor. Dorthea Dix (1802-1887) was a teacher by trade, was responsible for recruiting women to be nurses, and taught them to minister to the soldiers of the Civil War. Many women at this time were not trained as nurses, but worked on the principles of Nightingale. In 1873, Linda Richards became the first formally trained nurse
The French just owned islands of St.Pierre and Miquelon. This event had a profound influence on Canada’s founding. As French arrived and Royal government established, life in New France became different. To start with, `the trade between Europeans and Aboriginal people changed life in New France. Some Native communities became dependent of trade and began to live near European settlements, and their resettlement made them expose to the epidemics which killed many Aboriginal people who had no natural immunity.
This is when women first began to work for political equality with men. They pushed for equal opportunities involving their careers, working conditions and wages, and the right to own property. A breakthrough came in 1916 when Robert Borden granted the sisters, wives, and daughters of soldiers the right to vote. Nurses serving in the forces were also added to that list. Unfortunately, after the war ended many women were pushed to the side, as the female factory workers, ambulance drivers, and nurses
They set off to France where they start up a canteen for the wounded soldiers. Midge also becomes an ambulance driver as well as a nurse and is exposed to the horrors and devastating effects. The three girls realize that the war really is not the big adventure they thought it would be. Midge Macpherson experiences loss throughout the novel in a number of forms, personal loss, loss of home and loss of life. Midge makes her way through war, forcing a smile whilst serving at the canteen and working as an ambulance driver.
While millions of Native Americans died of European diseases, millions of Europeans died of European diseases too. In fact, one reason the natives suffered such catastrophic mortality was that Europeans arriving in the New World were filled with foreign diseases. Ironically, in some years, as much as twenty five percent of European immigrants died at sea, often of diseases such as typhus that they had picked up in the ports they had just left. Epidemics were common in Europe and it was not uncommon for a town to lose a third of its population to some new outbreak. It is said that up until World War two, many great armies lost more soldiers to disease than to actual
However, the last 200 years of nursing history have yielded more advancements that that all of the previous years combined and this paradigm shift can be traced back to one nursing scientist in particular – Florence Nightingale. In 1859 the Crimean War was entering its sixth year of conflict when Florence Nightingale and her team of 38 volunteer nurses were tasked with providing care at the military hospital in Scutari. Nightingale arrived to find horrific, unsanitary conditions where patients were neglected, infections ran rampant, and basic needs such as hygiene were overlooked. The mortality rate at the war hospital in Scutari was 10 times higher from diseases like typhus and cholera than it was from war-related battle injuries (Fee & Garofalo, 2010). Nightingale and her
Indeed, almost all of Europe was plagued by food shortages, forcing most civilians to rely on a 1,500 calories-a-day diet. A drought in 1946 had killed most of the European wheat crop, while a particularly severe winter destroyed most of the wheat crop the following year. Germany was especially vulnerable, as it was faced with reparation fees and economic limitations imposed by the Allied victors. Hospitals throughout Europe reported rising cases of malnutrition, death by starvation, and suicide. Cognizant of this misery and of the strategic importance of Europe, Marshall proposed his plan while delivering the 1947 Harvard commencement speech.
Up to 5 billion tones of soil get lost through erosion each year. In western China, the huge Taklimakan and Kumtag deserts are expanding at such a high rate, they are expected to merge in the future. Ø Air pollution and water pollution: Air pollution is China’s biggest ecological problem. Respiratory and heart diseases are the leading cause of death in China. China has got the worst air quality in the world.