Hospital at War: The 95th Evacuation Hospital in World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)

3 avg rating
( 2 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781585443796: Hospital at War: The 95th Evacuation Hospital in World War II (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

During World War II, the army established 107 evacuation hospitals to care for the wounded and sick in theaters around the world. An evacuation hospital was a forward hospital accepting patients from the battlefield. It was where the wounded first received definitive care.

Formed at Camp Breckenridge, the 95th Evac arrived in Casablanca in April 1943, with seven thousand troops, thirty doctors, and forty nurses. First pitching their tents at Oujda, they moved eastward toward Algeria before making a D-day landing on the beaches of Salerno, Italy, on September 9, 1939. Shortly thereafter, they entered Naples, then set up shop at Anzio before moving on to become the first American hospital to penetrate Nazi-occupied Europe. After the guns were silent, records show that these doctors and nurses had treated over 42,000 Americans in almost all the critical battles of the European theater: Salerno, Monetcassino, Anzio, southern France, the Battle of the Bulge, the Rhineland, and finally, the invasion into Germany.

Hospital at War is the story of the 95th Evac Hospital as told by Zachary Friedenberg, a young surgeon at the time, fresh out of his internship. He tells the story of how the men and women of the 95th survived the war. He describes how they solved problems and learned to treat the war-wounded in the extreme heat of North Africa and during the frigid winters of the Rhineland. He tells how they endured shelling and a bombing of the hospital and how they adjusted to the people and the countries in which they worked.

By the end of their two-year tour of duty, the men and women of the 95th Evac were superbly efficient. A casualty who made it to their facilities had a 99 percent chance of surviving. For anyone who wants to know how so many of our boys made it home despite horrific injuries, this book provides part of the answer.

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

About the Author:

Zachary Friedenberg earned his medical degree at Columbia University and joined the army in 1941. He served in Europe for more than two years and finished his residency at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after his return from the war. He became a professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, where he still teaches.

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

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Friedenberg, Zachary
Published by Texas A & M University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1585443794 ISBN 13: 9781585443796
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
J.M. Brown
(Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A & M University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Brand new. Pristine. In publisher's shrinkwrap. No markings. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 009847

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Friedenberg, Zachary
Published by Texas A&M University Press
ISBN 10: 1585443794 ISBN 13: 9781585443796
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2689881

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Zachary Friedenberg
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1585443794 ISBN 13: 9781585443796
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB011DCC1PK

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 47.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Friedenberg, Zachary
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1585443794 ISBN 13: 9781585443796
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB1585443794

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 60.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Zachary Friedenberg
Published by Texas A&M University Press (2004)
ISBN 10: 1585443794 ISBN 13: 9781585443796
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Texas A&M University Press, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1585443794

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 89.62
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds