Medicine and Victory:British Military Medicine in the Second World War: British Military Medicine in the Second World War

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OUP Oxford, Jul 1, 2004 - Medical - 334 pages
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Medicine and Victory is the first comprehensive account of British military medicine in the Second World War since the publication of the official history in the early 1950s. Drawing on a wide range of official and non-official sources, the book examines medical work in all the main theatres of the war, from the front line to the base hospital. All aspects of medical work are covered, including the prevention of disease, and the disposal and treatment of casualties.Harrison argues that the medical services played a major role in the Allied victory enabling the British Army to keep a higher proportion of troops in the field than its opponents. Assuming no previous knowledge of either medical or military history, Medicine and Victory provides an accessible introduction to a vitally important, yet too often neglected aspect of the Second World War.

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Mark Harrison is a Director, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine; Fellow, Green College, University of Oxford. For many years Mark Harrison has been the chair of, and a writer for, a variety of UCLES exam papers including FCE, CAE, CPE, BEC and IELTS. He is also the author and co-author of a wide range of practice test books.

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