A Doctor s War

A Doctor s War
Author: Aidan MacCarthy
Publsiher: Grub Street Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2006-05-19
ISBN: 190980844X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Doctor s War Book Excerpt:

An “engrossing” memoir of a Royal Air Force doctor’s World War II experiences, from surviving Dunkirk to witnessing Nagasaki (The Irish Times). As an RAF medical officer, Aidan MacCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was interned by the Japanese in Java, where his ingenuity helped his fellow prisoners through awful conditions. While en route to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed, sending him into the Pacific. Miraculously, MacCarthy was rescued by a whaling boat—only to be re-interned in Japan. Ironically, it was the dropping of the atomic bomb at Nagasaki that saved his life, though it also meant being an eyewitness to the horror and devastation it caused. Long out of print, this remarkable war memoir was rediscovered during a journey through Ireland by Pete McCarthy, author of McCarthy’s Bar, who describes it as “jaw-dropping.” “Written in a straightforward, matter-of-fact tone, this book is marked by the author’s ability to keep cool under adversity and by his admirable sense of humor and irony. A wonderful, if chilling work.” —Publishers Weekly “A gripping read.” —Evening Echo

Doctors in the Great War

Doctors in the Great War
Author: Ian R. Whitehead
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN: 1473831504
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doctors in the Great War Book Excerpt:

Doctors played a bigger role in the First World War than in any other previous conflict. This reflected not only the War's unprecedented scale but a growing recognition of the need for proper medical cover. The RAMC had to be expanded to meet the needs of Britain's citizen army. As a result by 1918 some 13,000 doctors were on active service over half the nation's doctors.Strangely, historians have largely neglected the work of doctors during the War. Doctors in the Great War brings to light the thoughts and motivations of doctors who served in 1914-1918, by drawing on a wealth of personal experience documentation, as well as official military sources and the medical press. The author examines the impact of the War upon the medical profession and the Army. He looks at the contribution of medical students, and the extent to which new professional opportunities became available to women doctors.An insight into the breadth of responsibilities undertaken by Medical Officers is given through analysis of the work of various medical units on the Western Front, demonstrating the important role played by doctors in the maintenance of the Army's physical and mental well-being. The differences between civilian and military medicine are discussed with a consideration of the arrangements for the training of doctors, and an assessment of the difficulties faced by doctors in adapting to military priorities and dealing with new challenges such as gas poisoning, infected wounds and shell shock.Doctors in the Great War will undoubtedly appeal to general readers, students and specialists in the history of war and society, as well as to those with an interest in the medical profession.As featured in the Derby Telegraph, Dover Express and Kent & Sussex Courier

African American Doctors of World War I

African American Doctors of World War I
Author: W. Douglas Fisher,Joann H. Buckley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-12-23
ISBN: 1476623171
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Doctors of World War I Book Excerpt:

In World War I, 104 African American doctors joined the United States Army to care for the 40,000 men of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions, the Army’s only black combat units. The infantry regiments of the 93rd arrived first and were turned over to the French to fill gaps in their decimated lines. The 92nd Division came later and fought alongside other American units. Some of those doctors rose to prominence; others died young or later succumbed to the economic and social challenges of the times. Beginning with their assignment to the Medical Officers Training Camp (Colored)—the only one in U.S. history—this book covers the early years, education and war experiences of these physicians, as well as their careers in the black communities of early 20th century America.

A Doctor s Sword

A Doctor s Sword
Author: Bob Jackson
Publsiher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN: 1848895895
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Doctor s Sword Book Excerpt:

‘There followed a blue flash accompanied by a ver y bright magnesium-type flare ... Then came a frighteningly loud but rather flat explosion, which was followed by a blast of hot air ... All this was followed by eerie silence.’ This was Cork doctor Aidan MacCarthy’s description of the atomic bomb explosion above Nagasaki in August 1945, just over a mile from where he was trembling in a makeshift bomb shelter in the Mitsubishi POW camp. At the end of the war, a Japanese officer did the unthinkable: he surrendered his samurai sword to MacCarthy, his enemy and former prisoner. This is the astonishing story of the wartime adventures of Dr Aidan MacCarthy, who survived the evacuation at Dunkirk, burning planes, sinking ships, jungle warfare and appalling privation as a Japanese prisoner of war. It is a story of survival, forgiveness and humanity at its most admirable.

The Devil s Doctors

The Devil   s Doctors
Author: Mark Felton
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN: 1783032626
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Doctors Book Excerpt:

The author of Guarding Hitler delivers “a study revealing the Japanese use of Allied POWs in medical experiments during WWII.”—The Guardian The brutal Japanese treatment of Allied POWs in WW2 has been well documented. The experiences of British, Australian and American POWs on the Burma Railway, in the mines of Formosa and in camps across the Far East, were bad enough. But the mistreatment of those used as guinea pigs in medical experiments was in a different league. The author reveals distressing evidence of Unit 731 experiments involving US prisoners and the use of British as control groups in Northern China, Hainau Island, New Guinea and in Japan. These resulted in loss of life and extreme suffering. Perhaps equally shocking is the documentary evidence of British Government use of the results of these experiments at Porton Down in the Cold War era in concert with the US who had captured Unit 731 scientists and protected them from war crime prosecution in return for their cooperation. The author’s in-depth research reveals that, not surprisingly, archives have been combed of much incriminating material but enough remains to paint a thoroughly disturbing story. “The narrative does not seek sensation or attempt to draw irrefutable conclusions where it is clearly impossible to do so, instead it simply provides a balanced assessment of what is known and what seems probable.”—Pegasus Archive

The Role of Female Doctors and Nurses in the Civil War

The Role of Female Doctors and Nurses in the Civil War
Author: Hallie Murray
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN: 1502655454
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Female Doctors and Nurses in the Civil War Book Excerpt:

The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American history, and although many were uncomfortable with the idea of women interacting with soldiers, there simply weren't enough male doctors to meet the needs of the wounded. Women in both the Union and the Confederacy helped fill that need, and in the doing so, changed the course of American medical history. This book tells the story of many of these brave women, including Dorothea Dix, an advocate for the mentally ill and the superintendent of army nurses for the Union, and Clara Barton, a self-taught nurse who founded the Red Cross.

African American Doctors of World War I

African American Doctors of World War I
Author: W. Douglas Fisher,Joann H. Buckley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1476663157
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Doctors of World War I Book Excerpt:

In World War I, 104 African American doctors joined the United States Army to care for the 40,000 men of the 92nd and 93rd Divisions, the Army's only black combat units. The infantry regiments of the 93rd arrived first and were turned over to the French to fill gaps in their decimated lines. The 92nd Division came later and fought alongside other American units. Some of those doctors rose to prominence; others died young or later succumbed to the economic and social challenges of the times. Beginning with their assignment to the Medical Officers Training Camp (Colored)--the only one in U.S. history--this book covers the early years, education and war experiences of these physicians, as well as their careers in the black communities of early 20th century America.

On Call in Hell

On Call in Hell
Author: Richard Jadick,Thomas Hayden
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2008-03
ISBN: 9780451223081
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Call in Hell Book Excerpt:

Chronicles the experiences of a thirty-eight-year-old Navy doctor during the Battle of Fallujah, when he and his medical team worked around the clock under fire to save the lives of troops involved in the horrific street fighting.

The Irish Medical Profession and the First World War

The Irish Medical Profession and the First World War
Author: David Durnin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2019-04-26
ISBN: 3030179591
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Irish Medical Profession and the First World War Book Excerpt:

This book examines the role of the Irish medical profession in the First World War. It assesses the extent of its involvement in the conflict while also interrogating the effect of global war on the development of Ireland’s domestic medical infrastructure, especially its hospital network. The study explores the factors that encouraged Ireland’s medical personnel to join the British Army medical services and uncovers how Irish hospital governors, in the face of increasing staff shortages and economic inflation, ensured that Ireland’s voluntary hospital network survived the war. It also considers how Ireland’s wartime doctors reintegrated into an Irish society that had experienced a profound shift in political opinion towards their involvement in the conflict and subsequently became embroiled in its own Civil War. In doing so, this book provides the first comprehensive study of the effect of the First World War on the medical profession in Ireland.

War Doctor

War Doctor
Author: David Nott
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN: 1509837043
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Doctor Book Excerpt:

‘Brave, compassionate and inspiring – it left me in floods of tears’ – Adam Kay, author of This Is Going to Hurt A powerful and intensely moving memoir by an NHS surgeon who volunteered in war zones, operating under the most extreme circumstances. For more than twenty-five years, David Nott has taken unpaid leave from his job as a general and vascular surgeon with the NHS to volunteer in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones. From Sarajevo under siege in 1993, to clandestine hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, he has carried out life-saving operations and field surgery in the most challenging conditions, and with none of the resources of a major London teaching hospital. The conflicts he has worked in form a chronology of twenty-first-century combat: Afghanistan, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Darfur, Congo, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Gaza and Syria. But he has also volunteered in areas blighted by natural disasters, such as the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal. Driven both by compassion and passion, the desire to help others and the thrill of extreme personal danger, he is now widely acknowledged to be the most experienced trauma surgeon in the world. But as time went on, David Nott began to realize that flying into a catastrophe – whether war or natural disaster – was not enough. Doctors on the ground needed to learn how to treat the appalling injuries that war inflicts upon its victims. Since 2015, the foundation he set up with his wife, Elly, has disseminated the knowledge he has gained, training other doctors in the art of saving lives threatened by bombs and bullets. War Doctor is his extraordinary story.

Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War

Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War
Author: Thomas Helling, M.D.
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2017-01-04
ISBN: 1476664218
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desperate Surgery in the Pacific War Book Excerpt:

Caring for the wounded in the World War II Pacific Theater posed serious challenges to doctors and surgeons. The thick jungles, remote atolls and heavily defended Japanese islands of the Pacific presented dangers to medical personnel never before encountered in modern warfare, as did the devastating new kamikaze attacks. Sophisticated treatments, including complex surgery, were by necessity far removed from the fighting, requiring front line doctors to do the minimum--often under fire--to stabilize patients until they could be evacuated: "damage control," it would later be called. Navy doctors responsible for thousands of sailors aboard fleets in battle found caring for the wounded daunting or nearly impossible. Yet to save lives, medical resources had to be kept as close as possible to the action. This book systematically details the efforts and innovations of the doctors and surgeons who worked to preserve life under extreme peril.

Only a Free Man

Only a Free Man
Author: Peter Voute,Henry Rynders
Publsiher: Mitchell Beazley
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1982
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Netherlands
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Only a Free Man Book Excerpt:

Ervaringen van twee Nederlandse artsen tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog.

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Armed Forces Medical Library

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office  United States Army  Armed Forces Medical Library
Author: Armed Forces Medical Library (U.S.),National Library of Medicine (U.S.),Library of the Surgeon-General's Office (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1955
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incunabula
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General s Office United States Army Armed Forces Medical Library Book Excerpt:

"Collection of incunabula and early medical prints in the library of the Surgeon-general's office, U.S. Army": Ser. 3, v. 10, p. 1415-1436.

Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam

Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam
Author: Mary Jane Ingui
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN: 9781540895486
Category: Medical care
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam Book Excerpt:

Trauma and Tenacity in Vietnam: A Surgeon's Story, captures the defining period in the medical life of Capt. Sheldon Kushner, MD, while stationed in Vinh Long, Vietnam, from 1968-69. Through letters, reel-to-reel tape recordings, slides and the personal interviews that recounted his experience, the story of a young surgeon is revealed. When we think of Vietnam and medicine, there is a natural tendency to think of the M*A*S*H image of treating American soldiers wounded in combat. However, unlike the TV doctors who helped our servicemen, Sheldon used his medical skills to care for wounded Vietnamese civilians. This role represents a new part of the story that is Vietnam. It was an effort by our government to improve the health conditions and showcase America's compassion and good intentions to win the hearts and minds of the South Vietnamese people. The great hope was that the South Vietnamese would embrace these medical practices and continue them, just as our military believed that as we advised the South Vietnamese, they would gain the ability and motivation to defeat the North Vietnamese. This lofty goal of medical mentorship was never achieved, but the men and women who went to do the job came away changed and wholly committed to the idea that they made a difference. When we read this book about other people's lives, we feel their triumphs and tragedies; we vicariously experience the lessons life taught them. In Vietnam, Sheldon learned that he was a survivor, a man whose love of medicine was broadened to explore the inner sense of pride in his work. He discovered he had the tenacity to meet the challenge of unrelenting daily surgery and that under less-than-optimal conditions, he and his team could use creativity to accomplish their goal of keeping people alive. His ethics were left intact in spite of what he saw around him. Most of the letters and tapes utilized in the writing of this book reflect the emotions of an inexperienced 26-year old physician, overwhelmed and unprepared for the horrors of a brutal war that he did not understand. The scars remain imprinted in the minds of many veterans who returned home alive, only to be met by the insensitivity, contempt and hatred conveyed by some people who did not serve in Vietnam and did not understand. In the pages of this book, you will see the profound effect Sheldon's service in Vinh Long had on him physically and mentally. It also shaped his opinion on the war. It was truly the defining period of his life. As Sheldon concluded about his time in Vietnam: "We did a lot of surgery and saved a lot of people's lives. We filled a great humanitarian need."

Irish Doctors in the First World War

Irish Doctors in the First World War
Author: J. P. Duignan,P. J. Casey,K. T. Cullen
Publsiher: Merrion
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN: 9781785370045
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Irish Doctors in the First World War Book Excerpt:

This unique book records the experiences of Irish doctors who joined the British armed forces during World War I. It describes their journey from the relative calm of a pre-war medical career to the horrors of the battlefield. Over 240 Irish doctors lost their lives in the conflict, many with no known grave. The courageous and selfless actions of these doctors, while assisting their comrades under military fire, is explored in a comprehensive yet human account of the key battles and the medical care developed to deal with the aftermath of battle. Included in the book is the indispensable 'Directory of Irish Doctors, ' which is compiled from available records and publications. Each profile contains the name, family details, and military record, including medals and honors awarded, where the information was available. This record, by its very nature and extent, is a fitting and lasting tribute to the Irish medical personnel who risked everything and sacrificed their lives

Medical and Surgical Reporter

Medical and Surgical Reporter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical and Surgical Reporter Book Excerpt:

A Doctor s Chronicles

A Doctor   s Chronicles
Author: Bharath Reddy
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN: 1644299828
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Doctor s Chronicles Book Excerpt:

From the HIV-infected girl who knows the future to the hilarious diktats of astrologers who can predict the exact time of birth, A Doctor’s Chronicles is a collection of short stories by paediatrician, Dr Bharath Reddy, who began writing about his most moving cases over the course of his clinical practice. What happens to the poor farmer who cannot afford his beloved daughter’s treatment? Why does a bright city boy eat his exam papers? Each story is a heart-warming look into the journey that patients and their families take on the road to wellness, as it unveils poignant insights hidden within sickness and health, life and death, human values, love, and humility.

The Crimean Doctors

The Crimean Doctors
Author: John A. Shepherd
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 662
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9780853231677
Category: Crimean War, 1853-1856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crimean Doctors Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive medical history of the Crimean War, this work assesses the role of the British doctors � 6 Army, navy and civilian � 6 while taking account of the contemporary state of medicine and surgery, as well as the limited attention paid to the Army and navy medical services by successive governments before the war.

Indiana in the Civil War

Indiana in the Civil War
Author: Nancy Pippen Eckerman
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780738519197
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indiana in the Civil War Book Excerpt:

Indiana in the Civil War: Doctors, Hospitals, and Medical Care is a unique visual history of the people and places most vital to the medical care of Indiana troops during America's darkest hour. From the guerilla warfare in Missouri to the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Indiana men and women struggled to care for the sick and injured. Often finding even the best physicians could do little to cure diseases that were more deadly than enemy fire, doctors, nurses, and patients explain in their own words how they combated disease and survived horrific wounds during the War Between the States. Even with the strong support of Indiana's governor, Oliver P. Morton, caregivers still faced daunting obstacles, including court martials, their own disease and injury, and military red tape. Showcasing almost 200 vintage images and utilizing newspaper accounts written during the period by surgeons, patients, and hospital observers, this book provides new insight on Civil War medical care.

In the Wars

In the Wars
Author: Waheed Arian
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-06-17
ISBN: 1473582628
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Wars Book Excerpt:

'A riveting story of loss, exile, and rebirth.' KHALED HOSSEINI, author of The Kite Runner 'One of the most incredible life stories you will ever hear.' JAMES O'BRIEN 'A remarkable story. I thought this book was brilliant.' NAGA MUNCHETTY __________ Born in war-torn Afghanistan, Waheed Arian's first memories are of bombs. His first-hand experience of the power of medicine inspired him to dedicate his life to healing others. But how does a boy with nothing hope to become a doctor? Fleeing the conflict with his family, he spent much of his childhood in refugee camps in Pakistan, living sometimes ten to a room without basic sanitation or access to education. Waheed largely taught himself, from textbooks bought from street-sellers, and learned English from the BBC World Service. Smuggled to the UK at fifteen with just a hundred dollars in his pocket, he found a job in a shop. He was advised to set his sights on becoming a taxi driver. But the boy from Kabul had bigger ambitions. Working through PTSD and anxiety, he studied all hours to achieve his vocation. He was accepted to read medicine at Cambridge University, Imperial College and Harvard, and went on to become a doctor in the NHS, currently in A&E on the Covid frontline. But he wanted to do more. In 2015 he founded Arian Teleheal, a pioneering global charity that connects doctors in war zones and low-resource countries with their counterparts in the US, UK, Europe and Australia. Together, learning from each other, they save and change lives - the lives of millions of people just like Waheed. For readers of Educated and War Doctor, this is the extraordinary memoir of a boy who recognized the power of education and dreamed about helping others. It is a tale of courage, ambition and unwavering resilience in the face of all the challenges that life can throw in your way. __________ WINNER OF: UNESCO's Global Hero Award Who Cares Wins Best Doctor Award The Times's Man of the Year Award