Fighting for Life: American Military Medicine in World War II

4.2 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780029068359: Fighting for Life: American Military Medicine in World War II

Fought on almost every continent, World War II confronted American GIs with the unprecedented threats to life and health posed by combat on Arctic ice floes and African deserts, in steamy jungles and remote mountain villages, in the stratosphere and the depths of the sea. This book is a history of military medicine in that war. Penicillin brought the anti-biotic revolution to the battlefield, air evacuation plucked the wounded from jungles and deserts, and a unique system brought blood, still fresh, from America to soldiers all over the world. It chronicles the skill, courage, and dedication or a formidable force of surgeons, physicians, enlisted medics, psychiatrists, and nurses, who achieved a spectacular victory.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cowdrey, Albert E.
Published by The Free Press, New York, New York (1994)
ISBN 10: 0029068355 ISBN 13: 9780029068359
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
James Lasseter, Jr
(Brooksville, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Free Press, New York, New York, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition, First Printing. Number line in book reads as follows: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. The author tells the remarkable story of how American medical units developed and implemented new technology under dire pressures, succeeding so brilliantly that World War II became the first American war in which more men died in combat than of disease. Volume itself has green and white covers with red lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in an archival quality cover. Book is clean & binding is tight. A very nice new copy. Bookseller Inventory # 0005005

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cowdrey, Albert E.
Published by Free Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0029068355 ISBN 13: 9780029068359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0029068355

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Albert E. Cowdrey
ISBN 10: 0029068355 ISBN 13: 9780029068359
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800290683591.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Cowdrey, Albert E.
Published by Free Press (1994)
ISBN 10: 0029068355 ISBN 13: 9780029068359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110029068355

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cowdrey, Albert E.
Published by Free Press
ISBN 10: 0029068355 ISBN 13: 9780029068359
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Free Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0029068355 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0007322

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds