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Author Pennington, Lee, 1972- author.

Title Casualties of history : wounded Japanese servicemen and the Second World War / Lee K. Pennington
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Contents Fundamentals of military support in prewar Japan -- Medical treatment across the sea -- Comprehensive care behind the guns -- Protecting disabled veterans during wartime -- "White-robed heroes" in wartime mass culture -- Occupational rehabilitation
Summary Thousands of wounded servicemen returned to Japan following the escalation of Japanese military aggression in China in July 1937. Tens of thousands would return home after Japan widened its war effort in 1939. This book relates the experiences of Japanese wounded soldiers and disabled veterans of Japan's "long" Second World War (from 1937 to 1945). It maps the terrain of Japanese military medicine and social welfare practices and establishes the similarities and differences that existed between Japanese and Western physical, occupational, and spiritual rehabilitation programs for war-wounded servicemen, notably amputees
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Disabled veterans -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- Casualties -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- Medical care -- Japan
War and society -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Military Personnel -- history
War-Related Injuries -- psychology
World War II
Disabled Persons -- history
Military Medicine -- history
Veterans Health -- history
Social Conditions -- history
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Japan.
Battle casualties
Disabled veterans
Medical care
War and society
Subject Japan
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019721503
ISBN 9780801455612