A Doctor's War

Author: Arthur L. Ludwick, Jr., M.D.,,Peggy Ludwick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476689091

Category: History

Page: 265

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A medical officer in the 34th "Red Bull" Infantry Division on the front lines of World War II, Lt. Col./Maj. Arthur L. Ludwick, Jr., was responsible for the well-being of traumatized and wounded American soldiers through some of the bloodiest engagements in North Africa and Italy: Kasserine and Fondouk Passes, Hill 609, Monte Pantano, Cassino, and Anzio. He was awarded both the Purple Heart and Silver Star, unusual combat commendations for an unarmed medical officer. His letters home detail his experiences, with keen observations of the people and landscapes. Based on Ludwick's letters and an archive of interviews, military documents and photos, this multifaceted narrative, compiled by his daughter, also tells the story of her discovery of her father as the young man she never knew.

A Doctor's War

Author: Aidan MacCarthy

Publisher: Grub Street Publishing

ISBN: 1904943403

Category: History

Page: 150

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A jaw_dropping account of life as an RAF doctor during the Second World War. As an RAF medical officer, Aidan McCarthy served in France, survived Dunkirk, and was plunged into adventures in the Japanese-American arena comparable with those of famous war heroes. Interned by the Japanese in Java, he helped his fellow prisoners with amazing ingenuity in awful conditions. En_route back to Japan in 1944, his ship was torpedoed but he was rescued by a whaling boat and re_interned in Japan. His life was literally saved by the dropping of the Nagasaki atom bomb. He was then eyewitness to the horror and devastation it caused. ñThis is an almost incredible account written with humour and dignity.î _ Pete McCarthy ñThis book is an epic.î _ Sir Dennis Spotswood, Marshal of the RAF ñHis description is terrifying but fascinating.î _ Air Marshal Sir William Coles

Life as a Doctor in the Civil War

Author: Michael Spitz

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502630389

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Throughout history, many people have treated soldiers on battlefields. One of the most difficult times in modern history was the Civil War. Doctors back then faced immense challenges and had to work quickly if they wished to save their patients. Readers learn what a doctor's life during the Civil War was like in this vibrant, informative read.

Doctors in the Great War

Author: Ian R. Whitehead

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473831504

Category: History

Page: 224

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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

A Doctor in The Great War

Author: Andrew Davidson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476777551

Category: History

Page: 320

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Chronicles the early years of the first World War through newly-discovered photographs taken by a young British medical officer, depicting daily life for soldiers on the front lines.

A Doctor at War

Author: Matthew Hall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782006230

Category: History

Page: 133

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A Doctor at War' charts the fascinating account of one man's wartime experiences. Born in Geneva in 1909, Colonel Martin Herford served in the Spanish Civil War, then, on the outbreak of World War II, he saw service in Finland and across Europe as the Allies drove the Germans back to their homeland. Herford was even present at the liberation of Belsen, the notorious concentration camp. Even though the doctors, nurses and stretcher-bearers of the military are every bit as courageous as the front line soldiers, they are very seldom written about. The image of a team of medics tucked away behind the front lines is far from accurate as very often the wounded were treated in the midst of battle with bullets flying and shells exploding all around. A testament to Churchill's famous maxim 'when you're going through hell, keep going', Herford is an inspiration, and this book is a moving account of his heroism, utilising contemporary diaries, letters, notes and official dispatches.

African American Doctors of World War I

Author: W. Douglas Fisher,Joann H. Buckley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476623171

Category: History

Page: 284

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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.

Women Doctors in War

Author: Judith Bellafaire,Mercedes Herrera Graf

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603441468

Category: History

Page: 270

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In their efforts to utilize their medical skills and training in the service of their country, women physicians fought not one but two male-dominated professional hierarchies: the medical and the military establishments. In the process, they also contended with powerful social pressures and constraints. Throughout Women Doctors in War, the authors focus on the medical careers, aspirations, and struggles of individual women, using personal stories to illustrate the unique professional and personal challenges female military physicians have faced. Military and medical historians and scholars in women’s studies will discover a wealth of new information in Women Doctors in War.

A Doctor’s Chronicles

Author: Bharath Reddy

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1644299828

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

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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.