Healers, Helpers and Hospitals - J. C. De Villiers

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Condition: Protea 2008 (limited) edition 2 vol. set. Mint hardback. Vol. 1 inscribed (to Vicky), Vol. 2 signed. Box and books are in excellent condition, no markings or scarring. This is a heavy item.

"Vol. 1 recounts the history behind the doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners during the war. The British and Boer medical military organizations are explained in detail, giving new insights into the difficulties experiences by each side of the war. The contribution on neutral countries and organizations such as the Red Cross is also dealt with and gives the reader a good idea of the influence this war had on countries as far away as Canada, Belgium, Germany, France and Russia."

"Vol . 2 is predominantly concerned with the clinical aspects of military medical care and deals with wounds produced by particular missiles, the surgical handling of these wounds by surgeons on both sides, surgical anesthesia and diagnostic radiology. The plague epidemic in Cape Town, psychiatric disorders as presented in combatants in both camps and the impact of typhoid and other infections, are described. The story is also told of traditional remedies used by the Boers and the work of a number of unqualified Boer medical helpers during the guerrilla phase of the war." ~ Google books.

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