By Shawna M. Quinn
Via ear-splitting, thunderous explosions and anxious eerie flashes within the distance, the nurses of the Canadian military Nursing provider in global battle I waited for the inevitable arrival of wounded infantrymen. on the Casualty Clearing homes, they labored at a feverish velocity to provide emergency deal with bleeding gashes, damaged and lacking limbs, and the devastating accidents of conflict. Exploring the various ways that proficient and volunteer nurses gave their time, skills, or even their lives to the 1st global struggle attempt, Shawna M. Quinn considers the stories of latest Brunswick’s nursing sisters — the gruelling stipulations of labor and the brutal realities they confronted from attainable assaults and bombings. utilizing letters, diaries, and released money owed, Quinn paints an entire photo of the adventurous younger women who witnessed first-hand the horrors of the good struggle.
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The Classic of Odes recorded a poem dedicated to Houji, which reads: . . He planted the yellow crop . . It nodded, it hung . . The black millet, the double-kernelled, Millet pink-sprouted and white. 26 27 28 Francesca Bray, Science and Civilization in China: Biology and Biological Technology. Part 2, Agriculture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), vol. 6, pt. 2, 434–449; 459–489. Longqiuzhuang yizhi kaogudui, Longqiuzhuang: Jianghuai dongbu xinshiqi shidai yizhi fajue baogao, 440–463.
C. ”31 Since the early twentieth century, archaeological excavations in the region, such as from the Yangshao Neolithic cultural site in Banpo, Xi’an, have yielded many samples of millet deposits. There was a wide variety of millet cultivated in ancient China. In the Essential Techniques for the Peasantry (Qimin yaoshu), a key text on Chinese agriculture written by Jia Sixie (c. 386–543), there is a detailed description of the variety of millets grown at the time: There are all sorts of millet: they ripen at different times, they vary in height and yield, in the strength of their straw, in ﬂavour, and in the ease with which they shed their grain.
Agnes Warner and the Nursing Sisters of the Great War by Shawna M. Quinn