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Disease, conflict and nursing in the British Empire, 1880–1914

remain isolated from volatile indigenous elements. The arrival of British nurses was part of an ongoing wider redefinition and reformation of both medical and civic roles and spaces designed to improve the entire sanitary condition of the colony. These included the rebuilding of the native district of Taipingshan, the completion of the Tai Tam reservoir, the construction of the first designated mortuaries and the restructured role of hospitals throughout the city. Thus nurses were finally recognised as a fundamental part of the public health provision that Hong Kong

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were lifted up and carted away, either to the mortuary or to a ward bed; the seventh was when you came to and realized that you were getting better; the eighth was when you could appreciate the warmth of your nice neat bed and fall luxuriously asleep.25 T’Serclaes and Chisholm never returned to Pervyse. Between the wars, T’Serclaes undertook a range of poorly paid jobs, working variously as a housekeeper, a hotelier, and a nurse.26 During the General Strike of 1926, she discovered a new opportunity for adventure when she set up a first aid post in a disused butcher

in Nurse Writers of the Great War