TITLE: Between Flesh and Steel: A History of Military Medicine from the Middle Ages to the War in Afghanistan
Author: Richard A. Gabriel
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc. (2013) ISBN 978-1-61234-420-1
Military historian Richard A. Gabriel focuses on three key elements: the modifications in warfare and weapons whose increased killing power radically changed the medical challenges that battle surgeons faced in dealing with casualties, advancements in medical techniques that increased the effectiveness of military medical care, and changes that finally brought about the establishment of military medical care system in modern times. Others topics include the rise of the military surgeon, the invention of anaesthesia, and the emergence of such critical disciplines as military psychiatry and bacteriology. Click here to preview.