Medical Services in the First World War

Medical Services in the First World War

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The number of wounded in the First World War was unprecedented, and inadequate military planning presented the medical and voluntary community with huge and daunting challenges. Yet in the face of tremendous adversity both tackled their work with resourcefulness, courage and great humanity. This book is the illustrated story of those who risked their lives collecting casualties from the front line, of the various transport and treatment facilities at their disposal and of the eclectic mix of buildings in which the wounded were cared for at home, including many famous country houses. The vital part played by nurses, both in terms of essential medical duties and in boosting morale among the patients, is also examined, rounding off this perfect introduction to medical care in the First World War. Susan Cohen is an historian with a special interest in twentieth century British social history and refugee studies. She has lectured widely on a variety of subjects and published numerous books, including The District Nurse, The Women's Institute, The Scouts and The Salvation Army for Shire.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
  • Bloomsbury Shire
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 b/w; 0 col
  • 0747814813
  • 9780747814818

Table of contents

Introduction: Associations and Organisations at the Outbreak of War (RAMC, Red Cross, etc) / Transport (Ambulances, Stretcher Bearers, Hospital Ships) / Frontline Medical Units / Injuries and Treatments / Hospitals at Home / Nurses / Conclusion / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Indexshow more

About Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen is an historian with a wide interest in twentieth-century British social history and refugee studies. She has written and lectured widely on a variety of subjects. She has written The District Nurse, The Women's Institute, The Scouts and The Salvation Army for Shire.show more

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