TITLE

Surgeons Reconsidered: Military Medical Men of the American Revolution

AUTHOR(S)
Marshall, Tabitha
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History;2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p299
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper assesses the reputation of British military medical staff in the 18th century, focusing on the character and professionalism of regimental surgeons and mates who served at the time of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Examining the careers and contributions of men such as Thomas Dickson Reide, Robert Jackson, and Robert Hamilton reveals that — in contrast to charges of ineptitude, laziness and dishonesty among military surgeons — the British army could count on a cadre of military medical men who were devoted both to their patients and to the advancement of their profession.
ACCESSION #
67520301

 

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