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British Armed Forces, First World War Soldiers' Medical Records 

OVER 691,000 RECORDS have been added to our National Archives' collection of medical records from the First World War. These records will allow you to discover when and where your ancestor was wounded, where they were treated and how long they were held at the medical facility for treatment. Images may provide a variety of additional details such as their service history and a description of the wound. 

United States Deceased Physician File (Ama), 1864-1968 Image Browse

OVER 707,000 RECORDS Explore images of the deceased physician card files from the American Medical Association (AMA). The card files comprise biographic records of deceased physicians in the United States and a few from Canada from 1864 to 1968. 



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 FACTS AND FINDS

Our collection of First World War Soldiers' Medical Records comprises The National Archives’ series, MH106, War Office: First World War Representative Medical Records of Servicemen. Only a sample of the original documents was retained and these records are a representative selection of the full collection of medical records created during the war. The records include admissions and discharge records from hospitals, field ambulances, and casualty clearing stations. You will also find records from Queen Alexandra’s Military Hospital before the First World War, dating from 1910. A full list of the hospitals and medical facilities represented in the records can be found at the end of the search page. 

The medical records were collected by the Medical Research Committee and then given over to the British Museum. In 1931 they were used for statistical research when Thomas John Mitchell and G M Smith published "Medical services: Casualties and medical statistics of the Great War from the data gathered from these medical records." 


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