Abstract: the relevance of the study of historical experience in the provision of medical care to sick and wounded soldiers of the Russian army in medical institutions of Western Siberia during the First World War is determined by the fact that the practice of healing the out-of-service soldiers that prevailed at that time was in demand and successfully used in our country in Soviet period during the Great Patriotic War. This idea of the continuity of Russian history and the continuation of the heroic traditions of our people in different socio-political systems should be reflected in the activities of the scientific and pedagogical community in the year of the 75th Victory Anniversary of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War. The scientific relevance of the article is given by the fact that studies began to appear on the regional aspects of the provision of medical care to sick and wounded soldiers during the First World War only in recent years. Researchers’ attention was drawn to providing first aid to wounded soldiers directly on the battlefield and in front-line hospitals. Based on the revealed material, the article first considers the process of involving medical institutions in Western Siberia in the recovery of sick and wounded soldiers. The obtained research results on the example of a single region can be used to further study of the multifaceted process of providing assistance to Russian soldiers who lost their health at the front during the First World War.
Keywords: World War I, Western Siberia, assistance to wounded soldiers