1st Edition

Medicine and Warfare
Spain, 1936–1939

ISBN 9780415860185
Published February 13, 2014 by Routledge
292 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations

USD $55.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Nicholas Coni is a member of the Retired Fellows Society, Royal Society of Medicine. Previously, he was Consultant Geriatrician, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, UK.


"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