Fighting Fit: Health, Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century

Fighting Fit: Health, Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century

by Kevin Brown
ISBN-10:
0750946490
ISBN-13:
9780750946490
Pub. Date:
09/01/2008
Publisher:
The History Press
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Overview

Fighting Fit: Health, Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century

The 20th century saw two world wars and many other conflicts characterized by technological change and severity of casualties. Medicine has adapted quickly to deal with such challenges and new medical innovations in the military field have had advantages in civil medicine. There has thus been interplay between war and medicine that has not only been confined to the armed forces and military medicine, but which has impacted on health and medicine for us all. These themes will be examined from the Boer War to the dawn of a new century, and a "war against terror;" the experiences of individuals as doctors, nurses, and patients, are highlighted, with personal, sometimes graphic, first-hand accounts bringing home the realities of medical treatment in wartime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750946490
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Title,
Dedication,
Preface,
1. National Inefficiency,
2. Medicine in Khaki,
3. Business not as Usual,
4. Spanish Rehearsal,
5. Healing for Victory,
6. Road to Utopia,
7. Behind the Wire,
8. Trauma and Terror,
Bibliography,
Copyright,

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