WARS, PESTILENCE AND THE SURGEON’S BLADE: THE EVOLUTION OF BRITISH MILITARY MEDICINE AND SURGERY DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
416pp., 75 illus., figs., maps, 37 tables, P.B. 2019. This book examines the development and evolution of surgical practice against this overwhelming risk of death due to disease. It reviews three major conflicts during this time: the Peninsular War, the Crimean War and the Boer War and also considers many minor wars fought by the British Empire in the intervening years.