Military Medicine, Army Medicine, War Injuries

Army Medicine and Surgery Pythagorus is said to have served as an army physician. After being captured by the Persians in 500 BC he is supposed to have gained his freedom by successfully treating King Darius for a dislocated ankle and Queen Atossa for breast cancer. Field hospitals were established by the Byzantine Emperor, Leo VI, in the 9th century. He also had ambulance men known as deputati to carry the wounded men. Queen Isabella of Spain introduced one of the earliest systems of army medical services in the 15th century that provided a mobile unit of physicians and surgeons. Gunshot wounds were a major cause of morbidity and mortality and they were studied in detail by many surgeons such as Ambroise Paré (1510–1590) of France and Jerome of Brunswick. Harris von Gersdorf produced a field book of army surgery in 1517. Dominique Jean Larrey (1766–1842) of Paris was one of the greatest military surgeons in history. While working in the Hôtel Dieu in Paris in 1789 he introduced the ‘flying ambulances’ to provide first aid for the wounded. These ambulances were two- or four-wheeled carts drawn by horses. He later wrote five volumes of Memoires de Chirurgie Militaire in 1812. Army medical services in the British Isles remained a regimental system from 1660 to about 1873. James McGregor (1771–1858) was an army surgeon who served for nearly 50 years from 1815. George James Guthrie (1785–1856) from London was a surgeon in America and in the Peninsular War, was named the ‘British Larrey’. He wrote On Gunshot Wounds of the Extremities in 1816 and Commentaries on the Surgery of War in 1855. Another two reformers of the British Army medical system were William Taylor and William Muir who brought an integrated hospital system to the military services in the 19th century. Nicolai Ivanovitch Pirogoff (1810–1881) from Moscow served in the Crimean War and advocated female nursing for the wounded. He published Principles of General Military Surgery, in 1854.



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Air Raid Precautions, handbook no 2, First Aid for Gas Casualties, Issued by the Home Office 1936
Air Raid Precautions, handbook no 2, First Aid for Gas Casualties, Issued by the Home Office 1936
£32.00
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British Red Cross Society Training Manual, No 3, Dr Major D J Collins, 3rd Edition, War Office approved 1935
British Red Cross Society Training Manual, No 3, Dr Major D J Collins, 3rd Edition, War Office approved 1935
£38.00
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Horae Subsecive Brown, John Publication Date: 1882
Horae Subsecive Brown, John Publication Date: 1882
£65.00
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Surgeons in the Field,Laffin, John First Edition,Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1970
Surgeons in the Field,Laffin, John First Edition,Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, 1970
£68.00
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Manual of Royal Army Medical Corps War Office 1889 First Edition
Manual of Royal Army Medical Corps War Office 1889 First Edition
£78.00
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Air Raid precautions, Handbook No1, Illustrated, First Edition, 1937, His Majesty’s Stationary Office, good copy,
Air Raid precautions, Handbook No1, Illustrated, First Edition, 1937, His Majesty’s Stationary Office, good copy,
£88.00
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Manual of Royal Army Medical Corps, War Office 1911, hard back, Illustrated, good copy
Manual of Royal Army Medical Corps, War Office 1911, hard back, Illustrated, good copy
£88.00
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Air Raid Precautions, Handbbok 1, 1st Edition, Personal Protection Against Gas, issued by the Home Office, 1936
Air Raid Precautions, Handbbok 1, 1st Edition, Personal Protection Against Gas, issued by the Home Office, 1936
£88.00
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SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOANALYSIS, John Rickman,  411 pages, 1st American Edition, 1957  good copy,
SELECTED CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOANALYSIS, John Rickman, 411 pages, 1st American Edition, 1957 good copy,
£95.00
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Fractures of the Jaw, Robert H Ivy, second Edition, 192 pages 1938 very good copy
Fractures of the Jaw, Robert H Ivy, second Edition, 192 pages 1938 very good copy
£98.00
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Manual for the Royal Army Medical Corps, War Office, London 1899 First Edition
Manual for the Royal Army Medical Corps, War Office, London 1899 First Edition
£98.00
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War Wounds and Injuries Fletcher, E. 1940 First Edition
War Wounds and Injuries Fletcher, E. 1940 First Edition
£98.00
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THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF WAR SURGERY,  Illustrated, 391 pages, First Edition, 1943
THE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF WAR SURGERY, Illustrated, 391 pages, First Edition, 1943
£98.00
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THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ANAESTHESIA, Michael Denis Nosworthy, First Edition, Hutchinson Scientific, London 1935 very good copy,
THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF ANAESTHESIA, Michael Denis Nosworthy, First Edition, Hutchinson Scientific, London 1935 very good copy,
£120.00
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Anatomy of Courage,  Richard John McMoran Wilson, 216 pages, First Edition, 1945, very good copy, a pioneering account of the psychological effects of war
Anatomy of Courage, Richard John McMoran Wilson, 216 pages, First Edition, 1945, very good copy, a pioneering account of the psychological effects of war
£125.00
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Notes on Military Orthopaedics, Colonel Sir Robert Jones, 132 pages. First Edition, 1917. Cassell and Company, scarce, good copy,
Notes on Military Orthopaedics, Colonel Sir Robert Jones, 132 pages. First Edition, 1917. Cassell and Company, scarce, good copy,
£175.00
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The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861-1865) Part First, Medical Volume Barnes,  1875
The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861-1865) Part First, Medical Volume Barnes, 1875
£185.00
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Hysterical Disorders of Warfare", Yealland, Lewis R. (Lewis Ralph), First Edition,  Macmillan, London 1918 good copy
Hysterical Disorders of Warfare", Yealland, Lewis R. (Lewis Ralph), First Edition, Macmillan, London 1918 good copy
£198.00
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The Life of Florence Nightingale, Tooley, Sarah, Original 1 st Edition 1905, very good copy,
The Life of Florence Nightingale, Tooley, Sarah, Original 1 st Edition 1905, very good copy,
£210.00
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OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISEASES OF THE ARMY, ENLARGED BY JOHN PRINGLE FOURTH EDITION 1764 VERY GOOD ORIGINAL COPY
OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISEASES OF THE ARMY, ENLARGED BY JOHN PRINGLE FOURTH EDITION 1764 VERY GOOD ORIGINAL COPY
£270.00
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