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Military medicine
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1. The military and medicine

Medical surgical literature has always cited ancient examples of doctors who worked as surgeons to commend war as a teacher. Indeed, important authors had experience of war, from Hieronymus Brunschwig and Ambroise Paré in the 16th century to Thomas Sydenham and Janus Abraham Gehema in the 17th century, and Lorenz Heister, John Pringle, and Jean Dominique Larrey in the 18th. It…

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Dross, Fritz, “Military medicine”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 15 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024090>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200128



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