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By Ian R Whitehead

ISBN-10: 0850526914

ISBN-13: 9780850526912

ISBN-10: 1783461748

ISBN-13: 9781783461745

Doctors performed an even bigger position within the First international conflict than in the other prior clash. This mirrored not just the War's unheard of scale yet a becoming popularity of the necessity for correct clinical hide. The RAMC needed to be extended to fulfill the desires of Britain's citizen military. for that reason by means of 1918 a few 13,000 medical professionals have been on lively provider – over part the nation's doctors.

Strangely, historians have mostly missed the paintings of medical professionals in the course of the conflict. medical professionals within the nice conflict brings to mild the recommendations and motivations of medical professionals who served in 1914-1918, by way of drawing on a wealth of non-public adventure documentation, in addition to respectable army assets and the clinical press. the writer examines the effect of the warfare upon the clinical occupation and the military. He seems to be on the contribution of scientific scholars, and the level to which new expert possibilities turned to be had to girls doctors.

An perception into the breadth of duties undertaken by way of clinical officials is given via research of the paintings of varied scientific devices at the Western entrance, demonstrating the real position performed through medical professionals within the upkeep of the Army's actual and psychological healthiness. the diversities among civilian and army drugs are mentioned with a attention of the preparations for the learning of medical professionals, and an overview of the problems confronted through medical professionals in adapting to army priorities and working with new demanding situations equivalent to fuel poisoning, contaminated wounds and shell shock.

Doctors within the nice conflict will surely entice basic readers, scholars and experts within the historical past of conflict and society, in addition to to these with an curiosity within the scientific profession.

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