A Surgeon in Combat European Theatre-World War II, Omaha Beach to Ebensee, 1943-1945

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"Bill" McDermott's tale of action as a combat surgeon in World War II is set against the dramatic events of the Allied invasion of Europe and the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp at Ebensee. Dr. McDermott's book originated when he found in his attic, a trunk of letters - scores of them - sent home to his young wife Blanche back in Massachusetts. These letters and observations result in a fast-paced narrative, giving an "on the spot" quality as the story unfolds. The illustrations throughout - some startling snapshotstaken at the time by the author - give an immediacy to the narrative. Maps, an index and a list of sources are included.

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The late Dr. William McDermott had a long and distinguished career at Massachusetts General and New England Deaconess Hospitals. He retired in his eighties as chairman of the department of Surgery at Deaconess. A Harvard graduate, he was Cheever Professor of Surgery Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and the author Doctors Afield and Afar, as well as several medical texts, including Atlas of General Surgery.

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