Medical Legacy of the War 1914-1918
November 13, 2014 6:34 AM   Subscribe

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1: a pivotal time for Europe and a key transition point for medical science. The Lancet marks this centenary with a three part series ‘Legacy of the war 1914-1918’. The three papers examine the impact of World War 1 on infectious disease, military psychiatry, and amputation related pain.
posted by gemutlichkeit (3 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
One of the dirty secrets about medicine is that most of its advances come during or because of conflict.
posted by Renoroc at 6:46 AM on November 13, 2014


Just FYI, do not read the original shellshock reports unless you really enjoy nightmares, suffering, or medical history. They are very powerful.
posted by jetlagaddict at 8:26 AM on November 13, 2014


I'm absolutely going to have to read as much of this as I can stand (thanks for the warning). Thanks for posting it.
posted by immlass at 10:14 AM on November 13, 2014


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