This book examines the role of the doctor in war, with reference to the Western front 1914-1918. It examines the system that was developed for recruiting medical officers, highlighting the tensions between civil and military needs, and the BMA's determination to protect the interests of the profession. Separate chapters deal with the position of medical students and the contribution of women doctors. The book looks at the training of doctors for war, and the differences that existed between military and civilian medicine. The Army's utilization of doctors is assessed in the context of contemporary accusations that its organization was wasteful and ignorant of the requirements of medical science. These issues are addressed through a discussion of evacuation procedures, the development of wound therapy and the provision for preventing and treating the diseases of war.
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Dr Ian Whitehead was born in Manchester. Lecturer in Modern British History at The University of Derby. He has contributed to Facing Armageddon and Passchendaele in Perspective (both published by Leo Cooper).
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Buchbeschreibung Pen & Sword Books Ltd Nov 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - \* A comprehensive study of the British Medical Services during the Great War and how they dealt with a conflict of this scale, the likes of which had never been seen before. \* Will appeal to all those with an interest in the First World War and the medical profession alike. 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781783461745