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Life as a Doctor in the Civil War

Author : Michael Spitz
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Throughout history, many people have treated soldiers on battlefields. One of the most difficult times in modern history was the Civil War. Doctors back then faced immense challenges and had to work quickly if they wished to save their patients. Readers learn what a doctor's life during the Civil War was like in this vibrant, informative read.

A Doctor in The Great War

Author : Andrew Davidson
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Chronicles the early years of the first World War through newly-discovered photographs taken by a young British medical officer, depicting daily life for soldiers on the front lines.

Doctors in the Great War

Author : Ian R. Whitehead
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Doctors played a bigger role in the First World War than in any other previous conflict. This reflected not only the War's unprecedented scale but a growing recognition of the need for proper medical cover. The RAMC had to be expanded to meet the needs of Britain's citizen army. As a result by 1918 some 13,000 doctors were on active service over half the nation's doctors.Strangely, historians have largely neglected the work of doctors during the War. Doctors in the Great War brings to light the thoughts and motivations of doctors who served in 1914-1918, by drawing on a wealth of personal experience documentation, as well as official military sources and the medical press. The author examines the impact of the War upon the medical profession and the Army. He looks at the contribution of medical students, and the extent to which new professional opportunities became available to women doctors.An insight into the breadth of responsibilities undertaken by Medical Officers is given through analysis of the work of various medical units on the Western Front, demonstrating the important role played by doctors in the maintenance of the Army's physical and mental well-being. The differences between civilian and military medicine are discussed with a consideration of the arrangements for the training of doctors, and an assessment of the difficulties faced by doctors in adapting to military priorities and dealing with new challenges such as gas poisoning, infected wounds and shell shock.Doctors in the Great War will undoubtedly appeal to general readers, students and specialists in the history of war and society, as well as to those with an interest in the medical profession.As featured in the Derby Telegraph, Dover Express and Kent & Sussex Courier

A Doctor s War

Author : Aidan MacCarthy
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An “engrossing” memoir of a Royal Air Force doctor’s World War II experiences, from surviving Dunkirk to witnessing Nagasaki (The Irish Times). As an RAF medical officer, Aidan MacCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was interned by the Japanese in Java, where his ingenuity helped his fellow prisoners through awful conditions. While en route to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed, sending him into the Pacific. Miraculously, MacCarthy was rescued by a whaling boat—only to be re-interned in Japan. Ironically, it was the dropping of the atomic bomb at Nagasaki that saved his life, though it also meant being an eyewitness to the horror and devastation it caused. Long out of print, this remarkable war memoir was rediscovered during a journey through Ireland by Pete McCarthy, author of McCarthy’s Bar, who describes it as “jaw-dropping.” “Written in a straightforward, matter-of-fact tone, this book is marked by the author’s ability to keep cool under adversity and by his admirable sense of humor and irony. A wonderful, if chilling work.” —Publishers Weekly “A gripping read.” —Evening Echo

Doctors at War

Author : Mark de Rond
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Hawkeye -- Reporting for duty -- Camp Bastion -- A reason to live -- Legs -- Apocalypse now and again -- Boredom -- Christmas in June -- A record-breaking month -- A trip to Kandahar -- War is nasty -- Hell of a way to start your day -- Back home

A Doctor of Sorts

Author : V.J. Downie
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A lively memoir from a surgeon who has seen war, death, and sorrow—but always retains his sense of humor. This anecdotal memoir comes from a surgeon who, from the harrowing account of the crossing of the River Rapido in World War II to the tale of a man with a poker in a very inconvenient place, reveals himself to be a man of wit and compassion as well as a skillful storyteller. With reflections on subjects including the physiology of courage, A Doctor of Sorts is a poignant and often entertaining read for anyone interested in medicine—or simply the human condition.

The Criminalization of Medicine

Author : Ronald T. Libby
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Describes how and why doctors have become political scapegoats, subject to "witch hunts and commando-style raids" by law enforcement, why society has let this happen and what can be done to end this unjust "war" on doctors.

Biographical Dictionary of Women s Movements and Feminisms in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe

Author : Francisca de Haan
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Annotation Contains 150 biogrpahical portraits of women and men who were active in, or part of, the women's movement and feminisms in 22 countries in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The War of 1812

Author : Diana Childress
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Describes the War of 1812, the reasons behind it, the action, and its effect on the country, using personal accounts of people who were there.

Sick from Freedom

Author : Jim Downs
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Bondspeople who fled from slavery during and after the Civil War did not expect that their flight toward freedom would lead to sickness, disease, suffering, and death. But the war produced the largest biological crisis of the nineteenth century, and as historian Jim Downs reveals in this groundbreaking volume, it had deadly consequences for hundreds of thousands of freed people. In Sick from Freedom, Downs recovers the untold story of one of the bitterest ironies in American history--that the emancipation of the slaves, seen as one of the great turning points in U.S. history, had devastating consequences for innumerable freed people. Drawing on massive new research into the records of the Medical Division of the Freedmen's Bureau-a nascent national health system that cared for more than one million freed slaves-he shows how the collapse of the plantation economy released a plague of lethal diseases. With emancipation, African Americans seized the chance to move, migrating as never before. But in their journey to freedom, they also encountered yellow fever, smallpox, cholera, dysentery, malnutrition, and exposure. To address this crisis, the Medical Division hired more than 120 physicians, establishing some forty underfinanced and understaffed hospitals scattered throughout the South, largely in response to medical emergencies. Downs shows that the goal of the Medical Division was to promote a healthy workforce, an aim which often excluded a wide range of freedpeople, including women, the elderly, the physically disabled, and children. Downs concludes by tracing how the Reconstruction policy was then implemented in the American West, where it was disastrously applied to Native Americans. The widespread medical calamity sparked by emancipation is an overlooked episode of the Civil War and its aftermath, poignantly revealed in Sick from Freedom.