Jack the Ripper – A Love Story ( Excerpt 187 )
The next two weeks where a whirl of activity, Both to get the surgery re-organised using just James and the two girls. With the amount of men that would soon be enlisting to fight in the forthcoming war they should be able to cope adequately.
James was unhappy because he would have liked to serve with me, but as I explained to him as best I could, his services would still be needed albeit on the home front.
Colonel Goodhew had given me complete autonomy with regard s to selecting the staff that I required for my field hospital. Therefore I was spending most of my time closeted in my office perusing the applications of other Doctors, Matrons and Nursing Sisters.
It was not an easy task I was looking for people who could think on their feet and respond to any emergency, no matter what it entailed. we were venturing in to a conflict where new and powerful weapons would be in use, including possible chemical weapons.
The people that I select have to be prepared for anything that the enemy may throw at them, in terms of the amount of wounded and the horrendous wounds they may have received. If at all possible, it would be useful to have one or two multi-lingual members of staff for we will treat all casualties, regardless of race, colour or religion.
(C) Damian Grange 2019