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Allied Medicine in the Great War

The Medical Front and the People Who Fought

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This book provides an overview of the history of allied medicine in the Great War. Based on both primary research and secondary literature, it offers a clear and concise account of medical treatment during the Great War,...

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This book provides an overview of the history of allied medicine in the Great War. Based on both primary research and secondary literature, it offers a clear and concise account of medical treatment during the Great War, exploring the advancements of the period and the human experience of the medical war.As well as covering European medical work, the book draws on a range of American primary sources and texts in order to address the American medical experience of the First World War, an area that has been neglected by the existing literature.

This is an accessible exploration of the medical war, the people involved, and its impact. It is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate students of History taking courses on medicine in war, the history of medicine or the Great War.

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  • Distinctive in exploring the US military medical response to the war 
  • Provides chapters on the medical science of the period along with the human experience of medicine in the war 
  • Incorporates the soldiers' experience with the medical front 
  • Ties the practice of medicine during the war to larger societal trends and developments after the war

Introduction
The Great War
Allied Medical Innovations
Medical Personnel
Soldiers and the Medical Front
Effects of the Medical Front in the Great War
Conclusion
Jennifer S. Lawrence has produced a wide-ranging and authoritative analysis which will be of value to university students and lecturers covering not only medical history but also wider issues in military history and the impact of the First World War. – Richard S. Grayson, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Jennifer S. Lawrence has written a comprehensive, thoughtful account of the medical innovations that clinicians drew upon and developed as they confronted the devastating injuries produced by the First World War, and of how those clinicians and their patients reacted to the conflict. – David Kieran, Washington & Jefferson College, USA
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Jennifer S. Lawrence is Professor of History at Tarrant County College, USA.

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Jennifer S. Lawrence is Professor of History at Tarrant County College, USA.

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