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January 31, 1997

Sybil Oldfield has been commissioned to compile a biographical dictionary of british women humanitarians 1900-1950. Her definition of humanitarian for this project will include:

* committed anti-militarists in wartime who responded to the needs of stranded "enemy" civilians or "enemy" prisoners of war, as well as supporting British conscientious objectors and their families

* international rescue workers/nurses in famine or disaster areas, both in war zones and during the aftermath of war

* champions of refugees seeking asylum in Britain

* women medical missionaries, nurses, doctors and medical researchers working to combat disease and premature mortality worldwide

If any reader had a friend, mother, aunt, grandmother who was one such "Doer of the Word" please contact: Sybil Oldfield, reader in English and women's studies in the school of culture and community studies, University of Sussex, Essex House, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QN.

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