Whitehead, Ian R. Doctors in the Great War

ISBN 13: 9781783461745

Doctors in the Great War

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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 utilisation of doctors is assessed in the context of contemporary accusations that its organisation 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. The book concludes that, given their lack of preparation for

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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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Ian R. Whitehead
Verlag: Pen & Sword Books Ltd Nov 2013 (2013)
ISBN 10: 1783461748 ISBN 13: 9781783461745
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Buchbeschreibung Pen & Sword Books Ltd Nov 2013, 2013. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 231x160x25 mm. 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

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