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The Resource Victory over disease : resolving the medical crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856, Michael Hinton

Victory over disease : resolving the medical crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856, Michael Hinton

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Victory over disease : resolving the medical crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856
Title
Victory over disease
Title remainder
resolving the medical crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hinton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents fresh analyses of unpublished, published and significant primary source material relevant to the medical aspects on the Eastern campaign of 1854-1856 - commonly called the Crimean War. The aim has been to produce an account based on robust evidence. The project began with no preconceptions but came to seriously question the contributions made by the talented and well-connected Florence Nightingale and the suitably-qualified Sanitary Commissioners. The latter had been sent by the government to investigate matters on the spot. This may prove an unexpected and possibly unsympathetic conclusion for some of Nightingale's many admirers. Rigorously weighing the evidence, it is unmistakeably clear that there is very little proof that Nightingale and the Sanitary Commissioners significantly influenced the improvement in the health of the main Army in the Crimea. The principal problems were at the front, not in Turkey, and it was there that matters were gradually rectified, with the health of the troops beginning to improve during the early weeks of 1855. The historiography of the campaign has tended to concentrate on the catastrophic deterioration in the health of the Army during the first winter and the perceived incompetence of the heads of department. The contributions made by Nightingale and the Sanitary Commissioners have been greatly over-emphasised. As a consequence, the medical aspects of the war have been inaccurately portrayed in both academic works and popular culture.0
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YDX
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Hinton, Michael
Dewey number
947.07387
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DK215.95
LC item number
.H56 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
From musket to maxim 1815-1914
Series volume
[3]
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  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • Crimean War, 1853-1856
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
  • Medical care
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Victory over disease : resolving the medical crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856, Michael Hinton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-339) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1048934287
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 351 pages
Isbn
9781911628316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Victory over disease : resolving the medical crisis in the Crimean War, 1854-1856, Michael Hinton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-339) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1048934287
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 351 pages
Isbn
9781911628316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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