Medicine and Victory: British Military Medicine in the Second World War

Medicine and Victory: British Military Medicine in the Second World War

by Mark Harrison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199268592

ISBN-13: 9780199268597

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Medicine and Victory is the first comprehensive account of British military medicine in the Second World War since the publication of the official history in the early 1950s. Drawing on a wide range of official and non-official sources, the book examines medical work in all the main theatres of the war, from the front line to the base hospital. All aspects of medical

Overview

Medicine and Victory is the first comprehensive account of British military medicine in the Second World War since the publication of the official history in the early 1950s. Drawing on a wide range of official and non-official sources, the book examines medical work in all the main theatres of the war, from the front line to the base hospital. All aspects of medical work are covered, including the prevention of disease, and the disposal and treatment of casualties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199268597
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables viii

List of Illustrations ix

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms x

Introduction 1

1 A Medical Service for a Modern Army? 8

2 Medicine in Retreat 1940-1942 38

3 The Western Desert, 1940-1943 82

4 North Africa, Sicily, and Italy 128

5 Burma and North-East India 185

6 Medicine Victorious: North-West Europe, 1944-1945 232

7 Conclusion 275

Appendix 284

Bibliography 288

Index 309

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