Source 1

One of the wards of the hospital at Scutari – illustration published 21 April 1856 – Wellcome Library, London

1. This is a picture of one of the wards at Scutari Hospital.

  • What jobs are the two nurses in the picture doing?
  • What other jobs seem to have been done in this ward?
  • Who do you think the men in the picture are?
  • Do you think this would this have been a comfortable place to stay? Why?
  • What do you think are the differences between this hospital and a modern one?