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Medic : The Mission of an American Military Doctor in Occupied Japan and Wartorn Korea - Crawford F. Sams


The Mission of an American Military Doctor in Occupied Japan and Wartorn Korea

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1997
ISBN: 9780765600301
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18 years old

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In the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Crawford P. Sams led the most unprecedented reforms in public health history as chief of the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in East Asia. "Medic" is Sam's firsthand account of public health reforms during the occupation of Japan, and also covers his role in the heroic efforts to control disease among refugees and civilians during the Korean War.

Industry Reviews

"Sams' memoirs are quite readable and should be of interest to military history readers, public health students, and especially to those interested in a first-hand account of Occupation policies. His recollections have obviously been meticulously edited by Zabelle Zakarian." -- The Midwest Book Review

"This book is very highly recommended for its insights into the medical aspects of rebuilding a war damaged country...Sams's career provides useful insights on the interwar preparation of Army officers for the unanticipated aspects of war and peace. The editor is to be congratulated for her wisdom in selecting this manuscript for publication, and for an outstanding editing job." -- Johns Hopkins University Press

"The book offers valuable insight into the culture and politics of healthcare and welfare distribution...It is highly recommended reading." -- Navy Medicine Journal

Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Chronology of Sams's Life and Workp. xvii
Prefacep. 3
The Movep. 5
Japanp. 7
The Perimeterp. 9
Tokyop. 25
The Decision: Scapp. 32
First Reconnaissance of Japanp. 44
Food Relief and Nutritionp. 54
The Reorganization of Health and Welfarep. 68
Statistics: a Health and Welfare Toolp. 77
The Preventive Medicine Program, Part I: Controlling Wildfire Diseasesp. 81
The Preventive Medicine Program, Part Ii: Environmental Sanitation and Viral Diseasesp. 92
The Preventive Medicine Program, Part Iii: Treatment and Preventionp. 102
The Veterinariansp. 114
Medicine and Dentistryp. 120
Pharmacy and the Pharmaceutical Industryp. 132
Nursingp. 140
Hospitalsp. 144
The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commissionp. 150
Narcotic's Controlp. 153
Welfarep. 157
Social Securityp. 167
The Communist Activitiesp. 174
The Big Questionp. 183
Summation of the Occupationp. 188
Life in Japanp. 189
Koreap. 201
1945-1948p. 203
1950-1951p. 209
The Breakoutp. 223
North Koreap. 231
The New Warp. 236
A Complicationp. 243
A Korean Episodep. 246
The Relief of General Macarthurp. 255
The Twenty-Second of April Offensivep. 258
Notesp. 265
Editorial Decisionsp. 295
Photographsp. 299
Indexp. 301
About the Editorp. 313
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ISBN: 9780765600301
ISBN-10: 0765600307
Series: East Gate Book
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61