Healers, Helpers and Hospitals: A History of Military Medicine in the Anglo-Boer Way (Paperback)
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The Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) represented a watershed in military medicine, and the way armies take care of their soldiers in war. This extensive work covers all military medical aspects of the conflict: from the influence of Red Cross societies, foreign aid from Belgium, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, the United States of America and the Netherlands to the clinical aspects of military medical care. Healers, Helpers and Hospitals contributes to our canon on this war which continues to intrigue readers and historians from all over the world. In 2011 the work received the prestigious UCT Book Award, an accolade shared by a precious few. Among the previous recipients, is the Nobel-winning author JM Coetzee. Professor J.C. (Kay) de Villiers is a neurosurgeon by training. His interest in war medicine stems from his research. He was the founder of the Cape Medical Museum.