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.
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.
Excellent context historically and brief medical information on tasks.
Well worth obtaining from you, and very instructive.
The tank museum delivery was quick and easy and the book was well packaged.
The book itself is well set out and easy to understand and very informative. I now have a better understanding of field and emergency medicine.
Great photos but some are a little gory and grim but in the contex of the book it is necessary. A bargain for a quality hard back.