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Web site on Clara Davis during WWI
« on: September 21, 2013, 08:06:24 am »
A small web site dedicated to Clara Davis stay in France during WWI  on which I will gradually upload in the coming months  some   elements I  collected over the years on her  presence amongst french civilians and french soldiers,   ten years before she started her experiments on the food instinct of newly weaned infants.

claradavis.wordpress.com

The "about" page has a short section in english, but the web site has been intended first and foremost for the french readers.

I will add maps of her itinerary in France when I have time.
 


"De tous les animaux, l'homme est celui qui se sert le moins de son instinct ; et pourtant c'est celui qui est le plus malade" (  un doyen de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris, un demi-siècle avant la naissance de Sarkozy )

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Re: Web site on Clara Davis during WWI
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2013, 11:20:05 am »
Can you please summarize, or just post the relevant portions?  That's a lot of text to dig through, and most of it doesn't appear to be especially relevant.

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Re: Web site on Clara Davis during WWI
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2013, 11:27:09 pm »
Thanks for your interest. As you rightly guessed, none of her letters from  that period are relevant to the topic of  food instinct. This material is only relevant for a future biography.
Her letters from the Meuse  describe the destitute situation of civilians living right behind the lines,  the harsh Lorraine  winter   in an army barrack, and the relief brought to the french refugees scattered in neighbouring villages. Since physicians were mobilized with their troops, there had been no medical attendance to civilians for several  years. 
"De tous les animaux, l'homme est celui qui se sert le moins de son instinct ; et pourtant c'est celui qui est le plus malade" (  un doyen de la Faculté de Médecine de Paris, un demi-siècle avant la naissance de Sarkozy )