Evolution Of Forward Surgery In The US Army From the Revolutionary War to Combat Operations of the 21st Century

Evolution Of Forward Surgery In The US Army From the Revolutionary War to Combat Operations of the 21st Century
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Evolution Of Forward Surgery In The US Army From the Revolutionary War to Combat Operations of the 21st Century
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9780160947841
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How did the U.S. Army handle military medicine and surgical procedures in the 1700s?

This volume in the Borden Institute’s history series will describe forward US Army surgery from the 1700s to the present time. The book will look at advances in medicine and surgery that improved the lot of the American soldier. In particular, the book will examine the impact of disease upon troop strength, which had special impact in the Revolutionary War through the post-Civil War period. Forward surgery in the modern sense came of age in World War I. The challenge of so many different theaters of conflict in World War II will be examined from the portable surgical hospital of the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations to the surgical evacuation hospital teams of the European Theater of Operations. The evolving care models will feature the story of the Korean War mobile army surgical hospital. The defining performance of helicopter air evacuation in Vietnam, along with improved surgical techniques, will be discussed. Finally, the many advances of forward surgery from the post-Vietnam era to the present will be presented.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v

ABOUT THE AUTHORS vii

FOREWORD ix

INTRODUCTION xii

1 Casualty Care From the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812...1 

2 Surgery and Medicine in the War of 1812: A New Nation Challenged 33 

3 The Civil War: Military Medical Care in the War Between the States 65 

4 Transitions: Army Medicine in the Post-Civil War Period to the Start of World War I 107 

5 Forward Surgery in the Great War: A War of New Technologies 141

6 World War II: Army Forward Surgery on a Worldwide Scale 173

7 Forward Surgery in the Korean War: The Mobile Army Surgical Hospitals 239

8 Vietnam: The Rise of Helicopter Medical Evacuation in a War Against a New Kind of Enemy 285 

FORWARD SURGERY

9 From the Falklands to the Balkans: Toward Formal Designation of the Forward Surgical Team 321

10 Put to the Test: Forward Surgical Teams Challenged During the Global War on Terrorism 355  

11 Homeland Defense, Contingency Operations, and Future Directions 429

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 431

INDEX 435

Audience

Military practioners across the military community with a focus on understanding of the history of the evolution of forward surgery, also medical practioners within the Veteran's Adminstration and private medical practioners who value the knowledge and insights provided herein.

Product Details

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USA Price:
$67.00
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$93.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, Borden Institute
Author:
  • Steahly, Lance P.
Key Phrases:
  • Surgery
  • Military Medicine
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1.625
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Paper
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Record Creation Date:
12/12/2018
Last Status Update:
07/26/2019
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