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War Surgery 1914 18

Author : Thomas Scotland
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A fascinating study of war surgery in World War I, where the foundation of modern war surgery were laid.

Current List of Medical Literature

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Includes section, "Recent book acquisitions" (varies: Recent United States publications) formerly published separately by the U.S. Army Medical Library.

Wars Pestilence and the Surgeon s Blade

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Wars in the 19th Century were accompanied by a very heavy loss of life from infectious diseases. Typhus fever, dysentery, malaria, typhoid fever and yellow fever caused many more deaths than wounds inflicted by enemy actions. During the Peninsular War, for example, for every soldier dying of a wound, four succumbed to disease. This book examines the development and evolution of surgical practice against this overwhelming risk of death due to disease. It reviews three major conflicts during this time: the Peninsular War, the Crimean War and the Boer War and also considers many minor wars fought by the British Empire in the intervening years, and highlights significant medical and surgical developments during these conflicts. War surgery in the first part of the 19th Century was brutal and it had to be carried out swiftly. It was performed at speed because there were no anesthetics and the wounded often died during the procedure. Surgeons focused their attention on wounds of the arms and legs, because limbs were both easily accessible to the surgeon (unlike organs inside the abdomen and chest) and lent themselves well to amputation. This was commonly the operation of choice for many war wounds of arms and legs. Some surgeons performed more difficult surgical procedures to try to preserve the limbs and attempted to repair damaged tissues but these operations took longer and caused greater suffering to the patient. Abdominal and chest wounds were not treated since surgeons did not have the means, the ability, or the understanding, to cut into the abdomen and chest to repair the damaged organs successfully. An important development, which contributed to surgery moving forwards, was the discovery of general anesthesia, which became available in time for the Crimean War. However, whilst it certainly rendered operations pain-free, it was associated with significant numbers of deaths during surgery on wounded soldiers because of the poorly understood effects that anesthetics had, particularly on the heart. As a result, operative surgery did not extend its scope a great deal, and military surgery remained focused on surgery of the limbs. However, fewer amputations were performed during the Boer War at the end of this period. Britain sent observers to several wars in which it was not involved to learn military lessons and to understand the medical and surgical aspects of war. The American Civil War and the Franco Prussian War were two such conflicts. The Russo Japanese War resulted in a very significant advance in surgery for abdominal wounds, but Western observers either failed to notice or ignored pioneering work performed by a Russian female surgeon called Vera Gedroits. As a result, when the Great War began in 1914, lessons had to be re-learned by British surgeons, and many soldiers who suffered penetrating abdominal wounds lost their lives when they should have survived. Unfortunately, one of the hallmarks of war surgery is that successive generations of surgeons make the same mistakes as their forebears and the same lessons have to be learned time and again. REVIEWS " ... a stimulating and informative work on an important subject." Soldiers of the Queen " ... I enjoyed the engaging style; learnt much, and recommend this important book to the general reader interested in British military history." British Journal for Military History " ... I looked forward to reading this one. I was not disappointed ... Anyone with an interest in medical history, or military history, will be interested in this fascinating book ..." Surgeon's News. The magazine of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh

The Medical Department of the U S Army in the World War

Author : United States. Surgeon-General's Office
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Medicine and Surgery in the Great War 1914 1918

Author : Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine
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Weltkrieg I / Medizin / Chirurgie / Ausstellung.

The Medical Dept of the U S Army in the World War

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Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army

Author : National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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"Collection of incunabula and early medical prints in the library of the Surgeon-general's office, U.S. Army": Ser. 3, v. 10, p. 1415-1436.

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Author : Royal College of Surgeons of England
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A History of War Surgery

Author : John Wright
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The story of the men and women who, throughout history, have pitted themselves against the destruction caused in battle.

Abstracts of war surgery

Author : United States. Surgeon-General's Office
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Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1952 1964

Author : Ronald Henry Ottywell Betham Robinson
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European War 1914 1918

Author : Library of Congress. Division of Bibliography
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Ha Rofe Ha ivri

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Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps

Author : Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps
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The Military Surgeon

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Missile Injury

Author : Seppo A. Tikka
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Surgeon s Saga

Author : Sir Francis Gordon Bell
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Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon general s Office United States Army

Author : National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
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Bibliographic Guide to the Two World Wars

Author : Gwyn M. Bayliss
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Bibliografi over bøger vedrørende 1.- og 2. Verdenskrig.

Catalogue of the Public Documents of Congress and of All Departments of the Government of the United States

Author : United States. Superintendent of Documents
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