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The Resource Wounded : a new history of the western front in world war I, Emily Mayhew

Wounded : a new history of the western front in world war I, Emily Mayhew

Label
Wounded : a new history of the western front in world war I
Title
Wounded
Title remainder
a new history of the western front in world war I
Statement of responsibility
Emily Mayhew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The number of soldiers wounded in World War I is, in itself, devastating: over 21 million military wounded, and nearly 10 million killed. On the battlefield, the injuries were shocking, unlike anything those in the medical field had ever witnessed. The bullets hit fast and hard, went deep and took bits of dirty uniform and airborne soil particles in with them. Soldier after soldier came in with the most dreaded kinds of casualty: awful, deep, ragged wounds to their heads, faces and abdomens. And yet the medical personnel faced with these unimaginable injuries adapted with amazing aptitude, thinking and reacting on their feet to save millions of lives. In Wounded, Emily Mayhew tells the history of the Western Front from a new perspective: the medical network that arose seemingly overnight to help sick and injured soldiers. These men and women pulled injured troops from the hellscape of trench, shell crater, and no man's land, transported them to the rear, and treated them for everything from foot rot to poison gas, venereal disease to traumatic amputation from exploding shells. Drawing on hundreds of letters and diary entries, Mayhew allows readers to peer over the shoulder of the stretcher bearer who jumped into a trench and tried unsuccessfully to get a tightly packed line of soldiers out of the way, only to find that they were all dead. She takes us into dugouts where rescue teams awoke to dirt thrown on their faces by scores of terrified moles, digging frantically to escape the earth-shaking shellfire. Mayhew moves her account along the route followed by wounded men, from stretcher to aid station, from jolting ambulance to crowded operating tent, from railway station to the ship home, exploring actual cases of casualties who recorded their experiences. Both comprehensive and intimate, this groundbreaking book captures an often neglected aspect of the soldier's world and a transformative moment in military and medical history
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayhew, E. R.
Dewey number
940.4/7541
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D629.G7
LC item number
M19 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Medicine, Military
  • Armed Forces
  • Medical care
  • Medicine, Military
  • Europe, Western
  • Great Britain
Label
Wounded : a new history of the western front in world war I, Emily Mayhew
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wounded -- Bearers -- Regimental medical officers -- Surgeons -- Wounded -- Nurses -- Orderlies -- Wounded -- Chaplains -- Ambulance trains -- Furnes Railway Station -- Wounded -- The London Ambulance Column
Control code
000155000
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
275 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780190454449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155000
  • (OCoLC)921864701
Label
Wounded : a new history of the western front in world war I, Emily Mayhew
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Wounded -- Bearers -- Regimental medical officers -- Surgeons -- Wounded -- Nurses -- Orderlies -- Wounded -- Chaplains -- Ambulance trains -- Furnes Railway Station -- Wounded -- The London Ambulance Column
Control code
000155000
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
275 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9780190454449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155000
  • (OCoLC)921864701

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