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

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

Label
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
Creator
Author
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
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rostker, Bernard
Dewey number
355.3/450973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UH215
LC item number
.R67 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Battle casualties
  • Medicine, Military
  • Veterans
  • War casualties
Label
Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II, Bernard Rostker, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10744760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 286 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Providing for the casualties of war : the American experience through World War II, Bernard Rostker, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10744760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xix, 286 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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