Over the second, third and fourth of October 2014, PPP conducted presentations in association with the Liverpool Medical Institution (LMI). The presentations were supporting the LMI’s 100 years of medicine in Liverpool displays and lectures held over the above dates in central Liverpool.
Sergeant Parsons RAMC, at the entrance to the communication trench.
The “Then and now” military medicine display which saw the launch of PPP’s newest character: Sergeant Parsons Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), was linked through a trauma time tunnel to the 21st century equivalent medical facility to that of 1914. This was provided and manned by 208 Field Hospital.
Sergeant Parsons, enjoying a brew with his 21st century counterpart.
Once the audience had entered the Regimental Aid Post (RAP) through a communications trench, they received a full briefing on the safety aspects of the RAP that the listeners were sat in delivered by Sgt Parsons RAMC and the actions to be undertaken in the event of enemy bombardment whilst they were visiting the RAP. Visitors were treated to rolling thirty minute presentations by Sgt Parsons RAMC to the process of care conducted at the (RAP)of 1914.
Sgt Parsons RAMC, describes some mechanisms of injury.
Sgt Parsons RAMC engages with Dame Lorna E F Muirhead DBE SRN SCM CStJ FRCOG FRCM (The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside) explaining the rudimentary details of the largest cause of casualties sustained in 1914.
The usual unique hands on history presentations which set PPP apart from other professional presenters was evident throughout, allowing all audiences the opportunity to safely handle real artefacts from 1914 and discover through this process the actual aspects of the mechanisms of trauma in 1914 along with the specialised equipment and some of the innovations of casualty treatment.