292 pages | 6 B/W Illus.
This original work examines the differences in medical advances on the two sides of the Spanish Civil War. Covering all aspects of medical treatment during the war, Coni covers new ground with great aplomb and delivers a book which will interest scholars involved with medical history as well as those interested in contemporary European history.
"Nicholas Coni's book will be welcomed not only by students of the period but by those concerned to understand more generally the interactions between the waging of war and the practice of medicine … there cannot be many who would not gain something valuable from it." – Medicine, Conflict, and Survival
"This is an important read for anyone interested in the history of military medicine, and will also prove of value for students of the Spanish Civil War." - The NYMAS Review
Chapter 1 Medicine in pre-war Spain
Chapter 2 The war and the medical profession
Chapter 3 Nursing
Chapter 4 Wound care
Chapter 5 Blood transfusion comes of age
Chapter 6 Famine and disease
Chapter 7 Organisation of medical services
Chapter 8 The International Brigades
Chapter 9 Foreign medical support for Franco
Chapter 10 Notes on some individual campaigns
Chapter 11 Some biographical notes
Chapter 12 Aftermath of war