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With them through hell : New Zealand Medical Services in the First World War / Anna Rogers.

By: Anna Rogers.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Massey University Press, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 494 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780995100190; 0995100195.Subject(s): New Zealand. Army -- Medical care | War -- Medical aspects -- History -- 20th century | Medicine, Military -- History | Soldiers -- Wounds and injuries -- Treatment -- New Zealand | World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical careDDC classification: 355.3450993 Summary: For the first time, this book tells the collective story of how our troops were supported and cared for by dedicated teams of doctors, nurses, dentists, ambulance officers, orderlies and sanitation and hygiene workers, and the important role of veterinarians in caring for horses.
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The thousands of New Zealand men who fought in the First World War went through hell. And right beside them was another fighting force, armed with scalpels, bandages and drugs. Hundreds of doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers, orderlies and ambulance drivers, dentists, chiropodists, pharmacists, physiotherapists and chaplains cared for the sick and wounded, often at great personal risk. Veterinarians did the same for horses, camels and other animals. The challenges were enormous horrific injuries, gas and deadly diseases, especially the influenza of 1918. There were some astonishing successes most famously by plastic surgery pioneers Harold Gillies and Henry Pickerill but the price was high, for patients and carers. The skilled, compassionate and courageous New Zealand medical personnel of the Great War have not always received the attention they deserve. Anna Rogers tells their remarkable story.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

For the first time, this book tells the collective story of how our troops were supported and cared for by dedicated teams of doctors, nurses, dentists, ambulance officers, orderlies and sanitation and hygiene workers, and the important role of veterinarians in caring for horses.