By Scott McGaugh
In Battlefield Angels historian Scott McGaugh can pay homage to the millions of medics, sanatorium corpsmen, and battlefield nurses, medical professionals, surgeons who've supplied succor and therapeutic to the greater than forty million warriors who've served in America's militia because the nation's founding.
McGaugh tells the tale of Jonathan Letterman, a Union health professional in the course of the Civil battle who's thought of the daddy of yankee wrestle medication. Letterman designed the 1st battlefield evacuation method after an unprepared clinical corps at Bull Run left millions of squaddies to die within the position the place they have been wounded. We additionally find out about Wheeler Lipes, a tender military corpsman and submariner with minimum scientific education who on September eleven, 1942, carried out the first-ever appendectomy at sea. And, we pay attention the tale of Pfc. Monica Brown, the younger military medic who used to be provided the Silver big name for rescuing fellow squaddies from a disabled Humvee in the course of an ambush within the Paktika province of japanese Afghanistan in 2007. Brown is barely the second one girl in sixty years to obtain the celebrated award. via those tales and so forth, McGaugh strains the fascinating evolution of battlefield care, from the innovative struggle to brand new battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Battlefield Angels captures "in-the-trenches moments" within which medics and corpsmen fought to save lots of the lives in their comrades. alongside the way in which, readers will research the attention-grabbing background of battlefield medication and the way it has benefited either army and civilian clinical perform all through American historical past. McGaugh additionally appears forward to the longer term, the place telemedicine and robot surgical procedure promise to remodel the battlefield once more. in spite of everything, Battlefield Angels either chronicles and can pay homage to the lads and ladies in palms who struggle on a daily basis to avoid wasting the lives in their fellow squaddies, sailors, and marines.