From Alabama Heritage, no. 123, Winter 2017: "Ida Carrie Seale, a Fort Deposit native who completed her training at a New Orleans hospital in 1903, was stationed at Base Hospital 24, one of the France's largest base hospitals. Located in Limoges, the base hospital was housed in an abandoned factory building flanked by military barracks, which served as patient wards. The hospital and its nearby sister hospitals Base Hospitals 13 and 28 were conveniently located near a railroad line. Men wounded on the front lines could be loaded onto train cars and quickly transported to the base hospital, where they were triaged on the platfrom and transferred to the appropriate ward for treatment. Between March 1918 and January 1919, Base Hospital 24 treated more than seven thousand men who were wounded at the front or contracted illnesses in the trenches." Included on the scrapbook pages are items she used, earned, or collected during the war, such as a nurse's cap; surgical scissors; awards and decorations; and pins, charms, patches, and tags.
Creator: Ida Carrie Seale
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History