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A Surgeon In Khaki

Martin, A A

Editorial: Edward Arnold, London, 1916
Condición: VG+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Early in 1914 Arthur Martin left his medical practice in New Zealand to study clinics in the United States, Europe and Great Britain. As the liklihood of conflict in Europe rapidly increased he was attending the annual meeting of the British Medical Association in Scotland, also present were delegates from Germany and Austria. The author records that these delegates were present in the morning but not at an evening reception. "They had all departed silently and had said good-bye to no one. Germany and Austria had sent out their messages and the medicals returned with all speed." Within hours WWI had begun and Arthur Martin volunteered his services with the British troops sent to France and Belgium. His is a powerful study of the military medical service of a major power adjusting to the requirements of warfare taking place on a massive scale not experienced previously and requiring vastly increased medical resources. The author dealt with wounded soldiers from the British, French and enemy armies, often in primative and makeshift facilities. Martin discusses the attributes of these man as soldiers, improvements needed for the treatment of the wounded, the additional toll of dilsease and illness and of the mental as well as physical consequenses of combat injuries. He emphasises the exteme cost of this new form of warfare by recalling that one of the first British divisions sent to Europe left England with 12,000 men and 400 officers, but when withdrawn from the front "for rest and refit it could only muster 2336 men and 44 offiers." By early 1915 Martin was given leave to visit England as front had been stabilised with the German advances contained. His service in army base hospitals involved dealing with casualties from many of the early major battles of WWI, including The Marne and The Aisne. From that leave the author was posted to a base hospital at Rouen as its sugrical specialist. A compelling, informative and revealing account of a surgeon who "sees the very seamy side of war." Third impression of 1916, published by Edward Arnold, 279 pages, illustrated with b/w frontis photo and 24 b/w photos through the text. Brown hard covers are VG+ with gilt front titles on a red panel with a gilt decorative border, gilt spine titles, also on a red patch, are lightly sunned, also internally VG+, with rough cut top and vertical page edges, no inscriptions. A scare book. Size: 23cm By 15cm. N° de ref. de la librería 005091

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Título: A Surgeon In Khaki

Editorial: Edward Arnold, London

Año de publicación: 1916

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Ilustrador: Photos

Condición del libro:VG+

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: 3rd Impression.

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