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Wars, Pestilence and the Surgeon's Blade

The Evolution of British Military Medicine and Surgery During the Nineteenth Century

Wars, Pestilence and the Surgeon's Blade( )
Author: Scotland, Thomas
Heys, Steven
ISBN:978-1-909384-09-5
Publication Date:Mar 2014
Publisher:Helion & Company, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $69.95
Book Description:

Wars in the 19th Century were accompanied by a very heavy loss of life from infectious diseases. Typhus fever, dysentery, malaria, typhoid fever and yellow fever caused many more deaths than wounds inflicted by enemy actions. During the Peninsular War, for example, for every soldier dying of a wound, four succumbed to disease. This book examines the development and evolution of surgical practice against this overwhelming risk of death due to disease. It reviews three major conflicts...
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Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Great Britain / General
Medical / Surgery / General
Medical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches

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