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

The Evolution of Forward Surgery in the US Army: From the Revolutionary War to the Combat Operations of the 21st Century
Title:
The Evolution of Forward Surgery in the US Army: From the Revolutionary War to the Combat Operations of the 21st Century
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EPUB
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Digital Download
GPO Stock Number:
008-300-00178-6
ISBN:
9780160940088
Description

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 book also covers the following topics of interest:

  • helicopter air evacuation in Vietnam,
  • improved surgical techniques,
  • advances of forward surgery from the post-Vietnam era to the present.

Other products produced by the U.S. Army Medical Department & Borden Institute can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/borden-institute

Also, check out these related publications:

Legacy of Excellence: The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 1862-2011

Out of the Crucible: How the US Military Transformed Combat Casualty Care in Iraq and Afghanistan

Agency website: www.cs.amedd.army.mil/borden

 

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 aWar 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 medical providers as well as civilian medical personnel and first responders.

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