A Biographical Encyclopedia of Medical Travel Authors: The by Edward A. Martin

By Edward A. Martin

The gathering is a wide-ranging reference advisor. The six volumes are made from one-paragraph biographies of scientific trip authors drawn from all peoples and areas of the area. The authors are incorporated simply because they've got released a ebook of go back and forth or have left major fabric of e-book strength. a few area is given to guests from overseas into the sector represented by way of the quantity.

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The book is full of adventure and interest. The notes of chapters and contents includes the barbarous nature of the Turcos (Arabspeaking troops), the arrest of a spy, 'my saddle strap is cut by a ball', a violation of the armistice and its consequences, attacking a Prussian train, 'my horse is shot under me', the ambulance shelled, the charge of the Prussian cavalry, extracting a ball, a medical envoy to the German lines, an excision of an elbow, a firing squad, an officer in despair blows his brains out, a murderous 31 attempt at Gland ('we kill one and wound three'), the last battle of Paris, 'our surgeons leave for Belgium'.

The gentleman scholar was on the way out. He did not have students. He had funding problems. Academic departments emphasising fieldwork were emerging. He was a convenient target, and his reputation declined. ) Briscoe, Edward Gans (1937-2004). Surgeon, US Navy. A graduate of Howard University Medical School. Author of a Vietnam diary, 16 November 1966-6 May 1967. He was Chief of Anaesthesia Services at the Naval Hospital at Danang. ' He published Dim)) of a Short-Timer in Vietnam (New York, 1970).

Beebe, Lewis (1749-1816). Surgeon. Of Salisbury, Connecticut and Sheffield, Massachusetts. Author of a surgeon's journal, April 1776—January 1777. He 21 describes the American expedition against Canada. He gives a lively account of Benedict Arnold's campaign. There are vigorous notes on the failings of officers. There is a good description of a smallpox epidemic and bad conditions. There are epigrams in verse. ) Bigelow, Henry Jacob (1818-90). A distinguished Boston surgeon. A prolific author. He studied in Europe as a postgraduate, 1841-4.

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