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The Resource Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II, Bernard Rostker

Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II, Bernard Rostker

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Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II
Title
Providing for the casualties of war
Title remainder
the American experience through World War II
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Rostker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
War has always been a dangerous business, bringing injury, wounds, and death, and -- until recently -- often disease. What has changed over time, most dramatically in the last 150 or so years, is the care these casualties receive and who provides it. Medical services have become highly organized and are state sponsored. Diseases are now prevented through vaccination and good sanitation. Sedation now ameliorates pain, and antibiotics combat infection. Wounds that once meant amputation or death no longer do so. Transfers from the field to more-capable hospitals are now as swift as aircraft can make them. The mental consequences of war are now seen as genuine illnesses and treated accordingly, rather than punished to the extreme. Likewise, treatment of those disabled by war and of veterans generally has changed markedly -- along with who supplies these and other benefits. This book looks at the history of how humanity has cared for its war casualties, from ancient times through the aftermath of World War II. For each historical period, the author examines the care the sick and wounded received in the field and in hospitals, the care given to the disabled veteran and his dependents, and who provided that care and how. He shows how the lessons of history have informed the American experience over time. Finally, the author sums up this history thematically, focusing on changes in the nature and treatment of injuries, organization of services on and off the battlefield, the role of the state in providing care, and the invisible wounds of war
Member of
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Rostker, Bernard,
Dewey number
355.3/450973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
Series volume
MG-1164-OSD
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  • War casualties
  • Battle casualties
  • Veterans
  • Medicine, Military
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Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II, Bernard Rostker
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Publication
Copyright
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Print version cataloged as a monographic set by Library of Congress
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction : looking to the past for lessons ... to apply in the future -- Evolution of the European system of providing for casualties : Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance -- Evolution of the European system of providing for casualties in the Age of Enlightenment : France and Britain as the antecedents of the American system of care -- The American system of providing for the wounded evolves -- The Civil War -- From the Civil War to the World War -- The World War -- World War II -- Summary : What happened?---What have we learned?---How did we get here?
Control code
ocn830124692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833078216
Lccn
2013010155
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
11076948
Quality assurance targets
unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830124692
Label
Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II, Bernard Rostker
Publication
Copyright
Note
Print version cataloged as a monographic set by Library of Congress
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Introduction : looking to the past for lessons ... to apply in the future -- Evolution of the European system of providing for casualties : Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance -- Evolution of the European system of providing for casualties in the Age of Enlightenment : France and Britain as the antecedents of the American system of care -- The American system of providing for the wounded evolves -- The Civil War -- From the Civil War to the World War -- The World War -- World War II -- Summary : What happened?---What have we learned?---How did we get here?
Control code
ocn830124692
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 286 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833078216
Lccn
2013010155
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
11076948
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)830124692

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