A Hair-Razing History of the Beard: Facial Hair and Men’s Health from the Crimean War to the First World War

*the following guest blog was written by Brendan Cull, 2014 Curatorial Volunteer The period following the Crimean War and until the end of the First World War marks an interesting time for men’s fashion and health. During the Victorian period, beards and other facial hair styles enjoyed resurgence in popularity which had not been seen … More A Hair-Razing History of the Beard: Facial Hair and Men’s Health from the Crimean War to the First World War

Medical Contributions of The Great War: Blood Transfusion

By Rebecca Jemmett, Curatorial Volunteer, with Pamela Peacock, Curator Prior to the World War One, blood transfusion was a rarely performed and risky procedure. On the eve of the war, scientific development in relation to transfusion technology progressed making it a more viable procedure. Survival rates on the front lines increased as new transfusion techniques were mastered. The … More Medical Contributions of The Great War: Blood Transfusion