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Fighting Fit : Health, Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century - Kevin Brown

Fighting Fit

Health, Medicine and War in the Twentieth Century

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The twentieth century saw two world wars and many other conflicts characterised by technological change and severity of casualties. Medicine has adapted quickly to deal with such challenges and new medical innovations in the military field have had advantages in civil medicine.

There has thus been interplay between war and medicine that has not only been confined to the armed forces and military medicine, but which has impacted on health and medicine for us all.

These themes will be examined from the Boer War to the dawn of a new century, and a `war against terror;' the experiences of individuals as doctors, nurses and patients, are highlighted, with personal, sometimes graphic, first-hand accounts bringing home the realities of medical treatment in wartime.

About the Author

Kevin Brown has been Trust Archivist and Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum Curator at St Mary's NHS Trust, Paddington since 1989. Educated at Hertford College, Oxford and at University College, London, he is chairman of the London Museums of Health and Medicine. He is also the author of Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution and The Pox: the Life and Near Death of a Very Social Disease.



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    A very interesting book with broad appeal for anyone who is interested in Medical or Military matters. The appeal of this book is that it combines both. A very informative read.

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    ISBN: 9780750946490
    ISBN-10: 0750946490
    Series: Sutton Ser.
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 288
    Published: 1st August 2008
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.7  x 3.2
    Weight (kg): 0.625