Health and the hospitals during the war


Charing was served by two doctors and was among the first parishes in Kent to open a voluntary (VAD) hospital, later increased to two. The doctors not only treated injured service men, but had to deal with all the normal medical issues of the time.



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38 Charing doctors
The Charing doctors
35 VAD hospitals
The VAD and setting up the Charing hospitals
36 VAD hospitals
Staff and patients of the Charing hospitals
37 VAD hospitals
Community support for the hospitals
42 Medical 1 A2
Poison gas and other health issues
43 Medical 2 A2
Shell shock, tuberculosis
44 Medical 3 A2 alt
Influenza, malaria and typhoid fever