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Guthrie's war : a surgeon of the Peninsula and Waterloo

Author: M K H Crumplin
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"George James Guthrie is one of the unsung heroes of the Peninsular War and Waterloo, and of British military medicine. He was a guiding light in surgery. He was not only a soldier's surgeon and a hands-on doctor, he also set a precedent by keeping records and statistics of cases. While the innovations in the medical services of the French Republic and Empire have been publicized, a military surgeon of the calibre  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: G J Guthrie; G J Guthrie; G J Guthrie; George J Guthrie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M K H Crumplin
ISBN: 9781848842458 1848842457
OCLC Number: 751719390
Description: x, 194 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: A flying start --
Actions and sojourn in Portugal --
Striking out --
'All the fiends in pandemonium' : Albuera --
Bloody sieges --
Breakout --
Retreat, Lisbon and on to Santander --
Toulouse --
Peace and war : Waterloo --
Guthrie's combat legacy and post-war efforts.
Responsibility: Michael Crumplin, FRCS ; foreword by Sir Bernard Ribeiro, past-president of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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With a foreword by Sir Bernard Ribeiro, President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England this is a graphic study of pioneering military surgeon of the Peninsular War with a fascinating insight  Read more...

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An inspiring read for any surgeon. [The author] is clearly an expert on the period. Guthrie's contributions to understanding of military surgery are very well summarised at the end of the text. The Read more...

 
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