Thomas Scotland and Steven Heys. Wars, Pestilence and the Surgeon’s Blade: The Evolution of British Military Medicine and Surgery During the Nineteenth Century.

  • Jane Bowden-Dan


Wars, Pestilence and the Surgeon’s Blade charts the evolution of the British Army Medical
Services from the Peninsular War to the beginning of the Great War. It is a timely
companion to the highly recommended book War Surgery 1914-18 (Solihull, England:
Helion & Company, 2012) co-edited by Scotland and Heys, after many visits to the
Great War battlefields of France and Flanders. That was their first joint publication on
British military history. This is their second.

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