By Dr Penny Starns
From the Korean War to Afghanistan.
Insights into surgical and nursing techniques that enable combat medical teams to save lives and alleviate suffering on the battlefield.
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.
This book is Hardback.
Great book .did not let you down on quality of information and historical reference
I really enjoyed this book. Full of information, history, updates in treatments and why the changes came about.
Nice to see the treatments have benefited military to civilian and vice versa, and with standardisation throughout NATO a great step forward for military medical care. Well researched.
This look into the combat medic is engrossing and educational
Outstanding will published
Great informative production (as mountain rescue advanced casualty career - it’s alway good to see how others do things) and great value and service from the Tank museum shop 👍