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Author Mayhew, E. R. (Emily R.), author.

Title A heavy reckoning : war, medicine and survival in Afghanistan and beyond / Emily Mayhew
Published London : Profile Books, 2017


Description 1 online resource (311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (colour)
Contents The war in Afghanistan : timeline -- 'Blood is the argument' -- Scott Meenagh -- Mark Ormrod (1) -- The Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) -- The deal -- Field Hospital Camp Bastion (Bastion) -- Mark Ormrod (2) -- Bastion's medics -- History -- Critical care -- Critical Care Air Support Team (CCAST) -- Birmingham -- The duty critical care nurse -- Mark Ormrod (3) -- Mark Ormrod (4) -- Rehabilitation : Headley Court -- Sockets and stumps -- Mark Ormrod (5) -- A short history of Headley Court and its garden (neither of which is as old as it looks) -- Sockets and stumps and pain -- PTSD (trauma reaction) -- The engineer : Dave Henson -- A Centre for Blast Injury Studies -- Mark Ormrod (6) -- Sockets and stumps and science -- Complex outcomes, chronic pain and PTSD -- Epilogue : medics
Summary As long as humans have lived together on the planet there have been wars, andinjured soldiers and civilians. But today, as we engage in wars across the globe with increasingly sophisticated technology, we are able to bring people back from ever closer encounters with death. But how do we do it, and what happens next? Mixing vivid and compelling stories of unexpected survival with astonishing insights into the frontline of medicine, this book is about how far we have come in saving, healing and restoring the human body. But what are the costs involved in this hardest of journeys back from the brink?
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court
Medicine, Military -- Great Britain
War wounds -- Treatment
Veterans -- Medical care.
Afghan War, 2001-2021 -- Medical care
Military Medicine -- history
Military Personnel
War-Related Injuries -- rehabilitation
War-Related Injuries -- psychology
Afghan Campaign 2001-
History, 20th Century
HISTORY / Military / Other
War wounds -- Treatment
Veterans -- Medical care
Medical care
Healing -- Psychological aspects
Medicine, Military
War -- Medical aspects
SUBJECT Afghanistan
United Kingdom
Subject Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781782832225