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Veterinary history
Postcards from the Front
  1. C. Trenton Boyd, BS, MA, AHIP, FMLA1 and
  2. Bruce Vivash Jones, BVetSts, MRCVS2
  1. 1328 J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA, e-mail: boydt{at}
  2. 2Ermin Way House, 34 Dollar Street, Cirencester GL7 2AN, UK, e-mail: vivashbvj123{at}


Postcards provide an original insight into many aspects of human activity, including veterinary medicine. C. Trenton Boyd has collected a unique archive of some 8000 postcards from all over the world, dealing with almost every veterinary situation. Of these, over 1000 deal with the First World War, with about 600 directly related to the British Army and animal charities. Bruce Vivash Jones provides an outline of the war illustrated by a selection of images from the C. Trenton Boyd Postcard Collection

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