Download PDF by John S. Haller Jr.: Battlefield Medicine: A History of the Military Ambulance

By John S. Haller Jr.

ISBN-10: 0809330407

ISBN-13: 9780809330409

In this primary background of the army ambulance, historian John S. Haller Jr. records the advance of scientific applied sciences for treating and transporting wounded infantrymen at the battlefield. Noting that the notice ambulance has been used to consult either a cellular clinical aid approach and a style of delivery, Haller takes readers again to the origins of the fashionable ambulance, overlaying their evolution extensive from the past due eighteenth century via global warfare I. 

The emerging nationalism, monetary and imperial festival, and armed forces alliances and fingers races of the 19th and early 20th centuries determine prominently during this background of the army ambulance, which focuses more often than not on British and American technological developments. starting with adjustments brought through Dominique-Jean Larrey throughout the Napoleonic Wars, the ebook strains the organizational and technological demanding situations confronted by means of opposing armies within the Crimean conflict, the yank Civil conflict, the Franco-Prussian conflict, and the Philippines revolt, then climaxes with the ditch war that outlined international warfare I. The operative be aware is "challenges" of treatment and evacuation simply because whereas a few issues realized in a clash are carried into the following, too frequently, the spasms of warfare strength its individuals to copy the error of the previous ahead of buying a lot wanted insight.

More than a historical past of clinical evacuation platforms and cars, this exhaustively researched and richly illustrated quantity tells a desirable tale, giving readers a special viewpoint of the altering nature of conflict within the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The emperor's distrust of doctors, combined with his belief that medical officers should not be an integral part of the army, prevented the full establishment of flying-hospital attachments. Moreover, other nations seemed not to notice or respond to Larrey's ideas, except perhaps in theory. Change came slowly, as the British and Russians could attest in the Crimea some fifty years later. 25 By mid century, almost every European army employed some combination of stretcher-bearers and ambulance wagons.

With Union casualties of 12,410 and Confederate of 13,724, ambulance support units worked feverishly for two days to clear the wounded from the field to seventy-four improvised field hospitals in the vicinity. The ambulance corps then transferred the wounded from field hospitals to improvised clearing hospitals at Frederick, where the wounded were then evacuated to general hospitals in Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia. Even so, men wounded before noon on Wednesday remained unattended where they had fallen until Friday.

Louis became the headquarters of the military's Department of the West, and during the summer of 1861, following the battles of Boonville, Dug Spring, Carthage, and Wilson's Creek, wounded were transported to the city in ambulances, army wagons, and railroad cars. There, their plight aroused the sympathies of benevolent citizens. Dorothea Dix, who was in St. Louis at the time, called upon Major General John C. " At the suggestion of Unitarian minister William Greenleaf Eliot, businessmen James Erwin Yeatman and C.

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