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Navy medicine in Vietnam : Passage to Freedom to the fall of Saigon

Verfasser/in: Jan K Herman; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.)
Verlag: Washington, DC : Naval History & Heritage Command, Dept. of the Navy : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2010.
Serien: U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : Nationale Regierungsveröffentlichung : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Navy Medicine in Vietnam begins and ends with a humanitarian operation-the first, in 1954, after the French were defeated, when refugees fled to South Vietnam to escape from the communist regime in the North; and the second, in 1975, after the fall of Saigon and the final stage of America's exit that entailed a massive helicopter evacuation of American staff and selected Vietnamese and their families from South  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
History
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
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Herman, Jan K.
Navy medicine in Vietnam
(OCoLC)813130687
Medientyp: Biografie, Amtliche Veröffentlichung, Nationale Regierungsveröffentlichung
Dokumenttyp: Buch
Alle Autoren: Jan K Herman; Naval History & Heritage Command (U.S.)
ISBN: 9780945274629 0945274629 9780160841767 0160841763 9781494258856 1494258854
OCLC-Nummer: 458583716
Anmerkungen: Shipping list no.: 2010-0174-P.
Beschreibung: 50 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Inhalt: Station Hospital Saigon --
Hearts and minds --
The medical battalions --
Naval Support Activity Hospital, Danang --
Mercy ships --
"When you lose your corpsman" --
Medevac --
Epilogue --
Sidebars. Eyewitness to a coup ; "Torpedo in the water!" ; Resuscitation of the nearly dead ; Dr. Dinsmore's souvenir ; Frozen blood on trial ; A Navy nurse's recollections ; Field Medical Service School ; Medal of Honor ; Prisoners of war.
Serientitel: U.S. Navy and the Vietnam War.
Andere Titel Passage to Freedom to the fall of Saigon
Verfasserangabe: Jan K. Herman.

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Navy Medicine in Vietnam begins and ends with a humanitarian operation-the first, in 1954, after the French were defeated, when refugees fled to South Vietnam to escape from the communist regime in the North; and the second, in 1975, after the fall of Saigon and the final stage of America's exit that entailed a massive helicopter evacuation of American staff and selected Vietnamese and their families from South Vietnam. In both cases the Navy provided medical support to avert the spread of disease and tend to basic medical needs. Between those dates, 1954 and 1975, Navy medical personnel responded to the buildup and intensifying combat operations by taking a multipronged approach in treating casualties. Helicopter medical evacuations, triaging, and a system of moving casualties from short-term to long-term care meant higher rates of survival and targeted care. Poignant recollections of the medical personnel serving in Vietnam, recorded by author Jan Herman, historian of the Navy Medical Department, are a reminder of the great sacrifices these men and women made for their country and their patients. -- Provided by publisher.

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This 50 page book documents the US Navy’s medical experience during its time in Vietnam from the somewhat quiet beginnings in 1954 to the mad evacuation of Saigon in 1975. Medical environments from the fox hole to major hospitals...
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