The Doctor in War

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byWoods Hutchinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXV MOUNTAINS AND MEDICINE: ITALY'S WAR ON DISEASE ROME was almost as famous for her aqueducts, her baths, and her sewers as for her legions and her laws. So when her descendants and representatives of to-day make war, they proceed, on ancestral grounds, to attack its sanitary and surgical problems as thoroughly, as patiently, and as effectively as they attack its engineering and its military ones. For the offensive of 1917 toward Trieste, which I saw, they had in readiness within twenty miles of the Front not only hundreds of thousands of men, thousands of guns, and millions of shells, but six hundred hospitals with one hundred thousand beds, and doctors and nurses and ambulances by the thousand. The " theater of war" is no mere figure of speech in the Italian campaign, for the whole drama is set in a huge natural amphitheater walled in by the semicircular sweep of mountains, with dusty blue mists for drop curtains, lifted from time to time to show battle-fields literally hung up in the air, draped upon the shoulders of the mountains for a world to see. On a clear day you can see the shells bursting on the ridge-crests around Monte Nero, silhouetted against the violet sky, twenty miles away. And the mountains dominate the whole movement. It is a war of mountains, for mountains, between mountains -- I had almost said by mountains; for no sooner is one mountain captured than it is organized and armed into a fortress for an attack upon the next mountain facing it across the deep valley. Everything has to learn to climb and half-dig itself in, half-hang on by its toe-nails and eyelids on some narrow shelf on the mountain-side: not merely men and guns, horses, mules, Field-Hospitals, DressingStations, motor-dynamos, but huge water-casks and boats, great wha...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... XXV MOUNTAINS AND MEDICINE: ITALY'S WAR ON DISEASE ROME was almost as famous for her aqueducts, her baths, and her sewers as...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021733024X

ISBN - 13:9780217330244

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