Military Medicine: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - History - 383 pages
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Thanks to advances in field medicine and improved mobility and efficiency of medical units, the death rate of soldiers injured during battle has dramatically declined in the last 100 years. Nowadays, with forward medical stations operating close to battle lines and medical transports (ground and air) at hand, injured soldiers survive their battle wounds. "Military Medicine: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century" provides expert coverage of the key role medical advances and practices have played in the evolution of warfare, and how many of those advances and practices have been put to work saving and improving civilian lives as well.

"Military Medicine" surveys the development of military medicine from its prehistoric origins through modern threats and practice. That coverage is followed by over 200 of alphabetically organized entries with special emphasis placed on those areas with the most dramatic applications to civilian medicine, including triage and trauma management, treatment for infections, emergency surgical procedures, and more.

  

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I would like to buy this book. But 76$ for an ebook (which has no printing or delivery costs after all) is ridiculous. I read quite a bit of the preview, and it appears to be very well researched and written and concerns a topic of great interest to me. But I will wait till a little sanity enters the price-setting process till I actually buy it. 

Contents

A
1
B
35
C
59
D
99
E
111
F
115
G
129
H
141
P
237
Q
257
R
263
S
285
T
317
U
337
V
339
W
345

I
159
J
171
K
177
L
185
M
195
N
217
O
235
X
357
Y
359
Annotated Bibliography
361
Index
369
About the Author
385
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