Doctors in the Great War

Doctors in the Great War by Ian R Whitehead
Kindle edition. Publisher: Pen and Sword Military; Reprint edition (14 Nov. 2013). ASIN: B0133WFQQE
Paperback. Publisher: Pen & Sword Military; Reprint edition (28 Nov. 2013) ISBN-10: 1783461748 ISBN-13: 978-1783461745
Hardcover. Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd; 1st Edition edition (16 Mar. 1999). ISBN-10: 0850526914 ISBN-13: 978-0850526912

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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