Battlefield Medics How Warfare Changed the History of Medicine

By Martin King

This is the story of the brave men and women who go to war armed with bandages not bombs, scalpels not swords, and put saving life above taking life.


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Double Emmy award-winning author Martin King takes you on an enthralling journey through the history of medicine on the battlefield, covering the battles of Ancient Rome, both World Wars, Vietnam and many more. Hear true stories of the brave men and women who risked their lives to save others in the chaos of conflict, including:

• Tillie Pierce, the 16-year-old girl who tended soldiers from both sides during the Civil War
• Mary Seacole a black nurse who ran her own medical center during the Crimean War
• Nellie Spindler, a staff nurse in World War I who was tragically killed in the Battle of Passchendaele
• John Bradmore, the man who saved Prince Henry in the War of the Roses

Battlefield Medics includes first-hand accounts from veterans of various wars and conflicts, as well as a foreword by Colonel Robert Campbell of the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army.

Told with King’s usual flair for engaging narrative and eye for historical detail, this illustrated account provides a testament to these remarkable medics and the vital part they played in history.

Category: Genre: History, Non-Fiction sku: 9781839407031

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Weight 11.75 oz
Dimensions 6.25 × 1 × 9.5 in