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War Wounds: Medicine and the trauma of conflict by Ashley Ekins,Elizabeth Stewart PDF

By Ashley Ekins,Elizabeth Stewart

ISBN-10: 1921497874

ISBN-13: 9781921497872

The background of conflict and the historical past of drugs are heavily intertwined. the key wars of the final hundred years - from the 1st international struggle to more moderen conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan - have pushed advances in remedies for wounds and soreness administration, using antibacterial brokers and more desirable prevention and regulate of affliction and an infection, in addition to the improvement of radical new methods to evacuating, treating and therapeutic the injured.

In this riveting booklet, for the 1st time, historians, clinical practitioners and researchers, army clinical officials, surgeons, nurses and veterans discover the influence of struggle, wounds and trauma in the course of the ancient list, pronounced narratives and private experiences.

WAR WOUNDS comprises chapters on shell surprise, self-inflicted wounds and reconstructive surgical procedure within the First global conflict, clinical experiments and ailment within the Nazi demise camps of the second one global conflict, and the results of Agent Orange, antipersonnel mines and sexually transmitted illnesses within the Vietnam struggle. The publication additionally contains the first-hand studies of doctors within the Korean warfare, Vietnam and the present clash in Afghanistan, in addition to numerous relocating own tales recounting veterans’ studies of damage, remedy at the battlefield and eventual recovery.

WAR WOUNDS is a distinct booklet, providing huge insights into a side of struggle that's frequently pointed out yet seldom tested because it is right here. it's going to attract somebody with an curiosity in struggle or medication, no matter if informal or professional.

CONTRIBUTORS: First international battle: Jay wintry weather; Ashley Ekins; Kerry Neale; Marina Larsson. moment global warfare: Paul Weindling; Debbie Lackerstein. Korean struggle: Simon Gandevia. Vietnam warfare: David Bradford; Elizabeth Stewart; Graham Walker; Peter Edwards. own tales: Tony White; Sharon Cooper; Graham Edwards.

Ashley Ekins is Head of the army heritage part on the Australian battle Memorial in Canberra. A graduate of the college of Adelaide, he specialises within the heritage of the 1st global warfare and the Vietnam warfare. he's the co-author (with the overdue Ian McNeill) of 2 volumes of 'The respectable historical past of Australian Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-1975' facing Australian military operations within the Vietnam battle: 'On the Offensive' (2003), and 'Fighting to the end' (forthcoming 2011). He has released generally at the position of Australian infantrymen within the First global battle and contributed chapters to a number of books, together with the quantity he compiled and edited, '1918 yr of Victory: the tip of the good struggle and the shaping of heritage' (Exisle 2010).

Elizabeth Stewart is a historian within the army historical past part on the Australian struggle Memorial. She labored for numerous years as a study officer at the 'Official heritage of Australia’s Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948–1975' and from 2004–2008 was once content material chief for the Vietnam component to the Memorial’s 'Conflicts 1945 to toda'y galleries. She is the co-author (with Gary McKay) of 2 books: 'Viet Nam photographs: A photographic account of Australians at battle' (2001), and 'With therapeutic arms: the untold tale of the Australian civilian surgical groups in Vietnam' (2009).

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