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Author Mayhew, E. R. (Emily R.)
Title Wounded : a new history of the Western Front in World War I / Emily Mayhew.
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
©2014
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 Floor2  D629.G7 M19 2014    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 275 pages, [8] unnumbered plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Wounded: Mickey Chater, Neuve Chapelle, 12 March 1915 -- Bearers: Earnest Douglas, William Young, William Easton -- Regimental medical officers: John Linnell, William Kelsey Fry, Alfred Hardwick, Charles McKerrow -- Surgeons: Henry Souttar, Norman Pritchard, John Hayward -- Wounded: Bert Payne, Montauban, 1 July 1916 -- Nurses: Jentie Patterson, Winifred Kenyon, Elizabeth Boon -- Orderlies: Alfred Arnold, Harold Foakes -- Wounded: John Glubb, Menin Road, 21 August 1917 -- Chaplains: Wilfred Abbott, Earnest Crosse, Charles Doudney, John Murray, Cyril Horsley-Smith, Montagu Bere, John Lane Fox -- Ambulance trains: Nurse Bickmore, Nurse Morgan, Margaret Brander, Leonard Horner -- Furnes Railway station, Sarah MacNaughtan -- Wounded: Joseph Pickard, Moureuil, Easter sunday 1918 -- The London ambulance column: Claire Tisdall.
Summary The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles in with them. Soldier after soldier came in with the most dreaded kinds of casualty: awful, deep, ragged wounds to their heads, faces and abdomens. And yet the medical personnel faced with these unimaginable injuries adapted with amazing aptitude, thinking and reacting on their feet to save millions of lives. In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- Great Britain -- Case studies.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- Europe, Western -- Case studies.
Great Britain. Army -- Medical care -- History -- 20th century.
Medicine, Military -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780199322459 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0199322457 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC number 842323074