How does Fishpond Work?

Shop over a million Toys in our Huge New Range

Military Medicine
By

Rating
This volume highlights the people and scientific developments in military medicine through the ages, concentrating on medical advances that changed both warfare and societies at home. * Extensive illustrations feature classic drawings and historical and contemporary photographs * A selective bibliography guides readers to the best resources on military medicine available in print and online
Product Details

Promotional Information

At the turn of the century, a deadly disease-yellow fever-threatened American soldiers stationed in Cuba, and fears that they would bring it home left the victorious American army trapped on the island. In response, President William McKinley sent U.S. Army Major Walter Reed to study yellow fever. Within less than three years, Reed and his Commission had deciphered the disease and learned how to control it. Service in Cuba became safe: For the first time in four hundred years the disease did not threaten the United States, making it possible to dig a canal across Panama. Military medicine had provided a military, a geopolitical, and a social victory.

About the Author

Jack McCallum, MD, PhD, is a visiting scholar at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, where he teaches in the history department.

Reviews

"This interesting book is recommended for all libraries." - ARBA "This encyclopedia will be an essential reference work for military and medical libraries and is recommended as well for all academic libraries and large public libraries with medical-history collections." - Booklist "Recommended. Academic and public libraries; lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers, and general readers." - Choice

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Science » General
Home » Books » Science » Medicine » History
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Military Medicine: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top