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Battlefield angels : saving lives under enemy fire from Valley Forge to Afghanistan

Author: Scott McGaugh
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2011.
Series: General Military.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Battlefield Angels historian Scott McGaugh pays homage to the thousands of medics, hospital corpsmen, and battlefield nurses, doctors, surgeons who have provided succor and healing to the more than 40 million warriors who have served in America's armed forces since the nation's founding. McGaugh tells the story of Jonathan Letterman, a Union surgeon during the Civil War who is considered the father of American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McGaugh, Scott.
Battlefield angels.
Oxford : Osprey Publishing, 2011
(OCoLC)751791686
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott McGaugh
ISBN: 9781849088671 1849088675
OCLC Number: 759512574
Awards: Commended for Benjamin Franklin Award (History) 2012
Description: 1 online resource (x, 272 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), portraits.
Contents: Cover; Title; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1. Perils of Independence; 2. Battlefield Evacuation; 3. Mechanized War; 4. Fighting Infection; 5. Defeating Disease; 6. Mobile Combat Care; 7. Overcoming Shock; 8. Battle Burns; 9. Medical Care Behind Bars; 10. Medicine on the Fly; 11. Helos and Hospitals; 12. Mass Casualties; 13. Battlefield ER; 14. Invisible Scars; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Select Bibliography; Notes; Copyright.
Series Title: General Military.
Responsibility: Scott McGaugh.

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Describing battlefield medicine in the US military, this book reveals the stories of the men and women who save lives on the front lines in Battlefield Angels. It looks at medicine in the trenches,  Read more...

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