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The medical war : British military medicine in the First World War / Mark Harrison.

By: Harrison, Mark, 1964-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2010Description: xv, 346 p. : ill., facsim., maps, plan ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199575824 (hbk.); 0199575827 (hbk.).Subject(s): Medicine, Military -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Medical careDDC classification:
Contents:
Building the medical machine : the Western front, 1914-June 1916 -- The machine in motion : the Western front, July 1916-November 1918 -- War, health, and citizenship : preventive medicine on the Western front -- Gallipoli : the failure of command -- "Wonder and pain" : Mesopotamia, November 1914-May 1916 -- War against nature : malaria in Salonika, East Africa, and the Middle East -- Military medicine in transition : Mesopotamia, June 1916-November 1918.
Summary: 'The Medical War' describes the role of medicine in the British Army during the First World War. It argues that medicine played a vital part in the war, helping to sustain the morale of troops and their families, and reducing the wastage of manpower.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [303]-331) and index.

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