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.
A great book. I bought copies for my son's who are both Paramedics. They have enjoyed reading it.
Brought for my son who has interest as an army combat medic so thought it could be good reading for him, I was right as he hasn't put it down since he got it. He's an army cadet and is going to do national first aid and is taking bits from this book too.
Present for my daughter, who is an ACF cadet.
Spent the whole of Christmas with her nose in the book. Not a bad thing
I bought this book for my son who is a serving Combat Medical Technician as one of his Christmas gifts and he was very pleased. He said the book is very well put together and has some really useful content which he can make use of.
I'm a First Aid Instructor and I was always interested in to learn a bit more on Combat Medics, their applied technics and approach on how they deal with casualties. This is a perfect book for that.