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The medical war : British military medicine in the First World War

Author: Mark Harrison
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Medical War' describes the role of medicine in the British Army during the First World War. It argues that medicine played a vital part in the war, helping to sustain the morale of troops and their families, and reducing the wastage of manpower.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Harrison
ISBN: 9780199575824 0199575827
OCLC Number: 632078742
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Templer Medal Book Prize 2011.
Description: xv, 346 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Building the medical machine : the Western front, 1914-June 1916 --
The machine in motion : the Western front, July 1916-November 1918 --
War, health, and citizenship : preventive medicine on the Western front --
Gallipoli : the failure of command --
"Wonder and pain" : Mesopotamia, November 1914-May 1916 --
War against nature : malaria in Salonika, East Africa, and the Middle East --
Military medicine in transition : Mesopotamia, June 1916-November 1918.
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the story Harrison tells is compelling and will be immensely useful to future scholars of medicine and the First World War. * Tracey Loughran, Social History of Medicine * Harrison has a keen eye for Read more...

 
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