The new Learning Services exhibition celebrates two pioneering women who undertook ground breaking work during the First World War both at home and in France.

Mary Birrell Davies grew up in Liverpool and qualified as a doctor in 1899. She founded one of the country’s first war relief organisations in the city- the Liverpool Women’s War Service Bureau.

Frances Ivens was appointed as Liverpool’s first woman consultant in 1907, running the gynaecological department of Stanley Hospital, Bootle. In 1914 she was asked to run the newly formed Scottish Women’s Hospital at Abbey Royaumont, France. Regarded as a ‘show’ hospital it pioneered the treatment of gas gangrene.

Come along and see the displays relating to these women and at the same time test your knowledge of medical instruments with our quick challenge.

On loan from the Liverpool Medical Institution, the exhibition forms part of the University remembrance commemorations this year.

The exhibition can be found on the ground floor of the Library from 1st November 2017 onward.