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By Eric Gruber von Arni

within the renowned mind's eye, the proposal of army medication ahead of the 20 th century is ruled by way of photographs of brutal lack of knowledge, superstition and indifference. In an age prior to the creation of anaesthetics, antibiotics and the sterilisation of tools, it truly is possibly unsurprising that one of these stereotyped view has built, yet to what measure is it right? while it truly is certainly real that through smooth criteria, the therapy supplied in prior centuries used to be crude and parochial, it might be fallacious to imagine that critical makes an attempt weren't made through nationwide our bodies to supply take care of these injured within the army conflicts of the prior. during this floor breaking research, it really is argued that either side concerned with the civil wars that ravaged the British Isles in the course of the mid 17th century made concerted efforts to supply therapy for his or her unwell and wounded troops. by using broad archival resources, Dr Gruber von Arni has pieced jointly the historical past of the welfare supplied through either Parliamentarian and Royalist motives, and analyses the effectiveness of the structures they set up.

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