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Between flesh and steel : a history of military medicine from the Middle Ages to the war in Afghanistan / Richard A. Gabriel.

By: Gabriel, Richard A.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 301 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781612344201 (cloth : alk. paper); 1612344208 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781612344218 (e-book); 1612344216 (e-book).Subject(s): Medicine, Military -- History | War -- Medical aspects -- History | Military Medicine -- history | History, Early Modern 1451-1600 | History, Modern 1601- | War | Weapons -- history | Wounds and Injuries -- surgeryDDC classification:
Contents:
The emergence of modern warfare : 1453 to the twenty-first century -- The Renaissance and the rebirth of the empirical spirit -- The seventeenth century : gunpowder and slaughter -- The eighteenth century : the first effective military medical systems -- The nineteenth century : the age of amputation -- Military medicine in the twentieth century : the emergence of modern military medicine -- Military medicine in the twenty-first century : unconventional warfare -- Some thoughts on war.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-284) and index.

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