THE BACKWASH OF WAR: THE HUMAN WRECKAGE OF THE BATTLEFIELD AS WITNESED BY AN AMERICAN HOSPITAL NURSE
1916·New York and London
by La Motte, Ellen Newbold
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. First Edition. 12mo., vii, 186pp., 6pp ads; VG-; spine green cloth with faded gilt lettering; small stains to front board; rear board fore edge has some paper remnants attached; small waterstain on middle of fore edge from pages 117-end, water reaches text on page 147; no writing or underlining; presumed first printing, as copyright page has no further printings listed; Motte began her nursing career as a tuberculosis nurse in Baltimore and then served as an army nurse in Europe during World War I. The Backwash of War is based on the diary she kept during that time. Due to its graphic depictions and presumed unpatriotic attitude, it was suppressed in the United States, and not republished until 1934, although there was a British edition in 1919; shelved case 10. Dupont.
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