Allenby's Military Medicine: Life and Death World War I by Eran Dolev, Louis Lillywhite

By Eran Dolev, Louis Lillywhite

This e-book analyzes the scientific providers of the Egyptian Expeditionary strength less than the command of normal Allenby throughout the Palestine Campaigns of 1917-18. It describes the struggle opposed to epidemic sickness encouraged by means of normal Allenby's precise angle in the direction of the future health of the troops and to army drugs and the advancements in military-medical association and surgical procedure at the battlefield in the course of those campaigns.

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Several creative solutions were found. The first was cacolets, specially designed seats on both sides of a camel, known already to Napoleon’s surgeon Dominique Jean Larrey who had served in Napoleon’s Palestine campaigns in 1799–1800. They were useful for both sitting and lying casualties. indd 26 1/24/2007 12:55:50 The Desert Campaigns 27 for conveyance of two casualties with minimum inconvenience caused by the motion of the cart. 12 Sand sledges were platforms especially designed for carrying sick and wounded soldiers over dunes and sandy terrain.

3 A thorough evaluation and appreciation of Allenby’s performance during the Boer War in South Africa, as well as on the Western Front during the Great War, is beyond the scope of this book. Yet, one is unable to appreciate Allenby’s leadership, as well as his virtues and vices as they were manifested during his command of the EEF, without relating to his military career prior to the Palestine campaigns. Allenby began his military career with the Inniskilling Dragoons Regiment in South Africa where he served for several years during three different periods of time, the last being in the Boer War.

The journey started in the morning in hot sunshine, and ended at Kantara generally about midnight, when we took them in by the light of flare lamps. By then it was very cold – the desert air at night can be very chilly – and we found to our horror that a number of them were dead, cold and frozen because the blankets and tarpaulins with which they had been issued had been commandeered en route by an ordnance officer short of stores who thought they did not need blankets and tarpaulins in hot, open trucks.

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