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Fighting for life :American military medicine in World War II

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Fought on almost every continent, the Second World War confronted American GIs with unprecendented threats to life and health posed by combat on Arctic ice floes and African deserts, steamy island jungles and remote mountain villages, the stratosphere and the depths of the sea. Service men were assaulted by forstbite, malaria, shrapnel, and landmines. But the demands of war provoked unparalleled medical advances in the years 1941–45, as well. In a war that unleashed the technology of destruction as no previous conflict had, the tale of those whose duty it was to save lives in World War II, not destroy them, has remained untold. Now, award-winning author Albert Cowdrey has written the first comprehensive history of one of the most important yet underappreciated weapons of World War II — America's extraordinary military medicine.

Review:

"Bert Cowdrey's Fighting For Life: American Military Medicine in World War II is a splendid work about a too-neglected part of World War II. Tremendous strides forward were made by doctors during the war. This dramatic story is well-told by the master of the field." Stephen E. Ambrose

Review:

"Humane, honest, and comprehensive, this account of horrible damage and remarkable repair is an impressive non-technical contribution to the history of the Second World War." Paul Fussell

Review:

"The stunning violence achieved by modern American medicine in World War II equal in drama and, in truth, surpass in importance to the world the splendid victories of our combat arms. I expected this book to be interesting and found it fascinating." Byron Farwell

Product Details

ISBN:
9780029068359
Publisher:
Free Press ;
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Medicine, military
Subject:
War -- History.
Subject:
Medicine, Military -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
General History
Series Volume:
v. 5-6
Publication Date:
19940816
Binding:
HC
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
viii, 392 p., 16 p. of pl

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History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General

Fighting for life :American military medicine in World War II
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Product details viii, 392 p., 16 p. of pl pages Free Press ;Toronto :Maxwell Macmillan Canada ;New York :Maxwell Macmillan Inter - English 9780029068359 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Bert Cowdrey's Fighting For Life: American Military Medicine in World War II is a splendid work about a too-neglected part of World War II. Tremendous strides forward were made by doctors during the war. This dramatic story is well-told by the master of the field."
"Review" by , "Humane, honest, and comprehensive, this account of horrible damage and remarkable repair is an impressive non-technical contribution to the history of the Second World War."
"Review" by , "The stunning violence achieved by modern American medicine in World War II equal in drama and, in truth, surpass in importance to the world the splendid victories of our combat arms. I expected this book to be interesting and found it fascinating."
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