Combat Medicine Operations Manual: From The Korean War To Afghanistan by Penny StarnsCombat Medicine Operations Manual: From The Korean War To Afghanistan by Penny Starns

Combat Medicine Operations Manual: From The Korean War To Afghanistan

byPenny Starns

Hardcover | November 12, 2019

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Since the discovery and widespread use of penicillin in the Second World War, which was a major turning point in 20th century combat medicine, there have been enormous changes in surgical and nursing techniques enabling frontline medical teams to save soldiers' lives and alleviate suffering on the battlefield. The Korean War saw the first use of helicopters to airlift wounded troops to medical facilities away from the front line, while the Falklands War, both Gulf Wars and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan have been characterised by the introduction of new surgical procedures using image intensifiers and a trend towards laser treatments. Dr Penny Starns gives a detailed and insightful account of battlefield medicine from Korea to Afghanistan.
DrPenny Starnsand is an established historian and writer. She has a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Bristol and has worked as a historical researcher for BBC Radio 4 and as a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, University of London and University of Bristol. Penny is author ofSisters of the Somme,Odett...
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Title:Combat Medicine Operations Manual: From The Korean War To AfghanistanFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:November 12, 2019Publisher:Haynes Publishing UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1785212656

ISBN - 13:9781785212659

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