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Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Author:
    Beth Linker
  • ISBN:
    0226482537
  • ISBN13:
    978-0226482538
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  • Publisher:
    University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (June 15, 2011)
  • Pages:
    304 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Medicine & Health Sciences
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Leo van Bergen Medicine, Conflict, and Survival). The rich and important history presented in War’s Waste is relevant to readers wishing to understand the roots of the specialty of rehabilitation medicine but more broadly will likewise be relevant to those interested in the influence of social and political factors on medical practices. Elliot J. Roth, Northwestern University Journal of the American Medical Association).

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-Leo van Bergen "Medicine, Conflict, and Survival ". "Recommended. It not only reveals a little-known area of history and war, but also highlights historical continuities surrounding concerns over the levels of support of those who were sent away to fight and returned maimed. -Julie Anderson, University of Kent "Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era ".

Citation: Kathleen Brian.

Notwithstanding these quibbles, War’s Waste offers important insights into the developments of the ethic of rehabilitation in the Progressive Era and would be useful to any historian of the period. Citation: Kathleen Brian.

War's Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America. With US soldiers stationed around the world and engaged in multiple conflicts, Americans will be forced for the foreseeable future to come to terms with those permanently disabled in battle. At the moment, we accept rehabilitation as the proper social and cultural response to the wounded, swiftly returning injured combatants to their civilian lives.

Leo van Bergen Medicine, Conflict, and Survival.

As she reveals, the story of individual rehabilitation from war-related injury was intertwined with other political concerns at multiple levels. More from New Books in Military History. Timothy S. Huebner, Liberty and Union: The Civil War Era and American Constitutionalism (U. Press added 2 years ago.

With US soldiers stationed around the world and engaged in multiple conflicts, Americans will be forced for the foreseeable future to come to terms with those permanently disabled in battle. At the moment, we accept rehabilitation as the proper social and cultural response to the wounded, swiftly returning injured combatants to their civilian lives. But this was not always the case, as Beth Linker reveals in her provocative new book, War’s Waste. Linker explains how, before entering World War I, the United States sought a way to avoid the enormous cost of providing injured soldiers with pensions, which it had done since the Revolutionary War. Emboldened by their faith in the new social and medical sciences, reformers pushed rehabilitation as a means to “rebuild” disabled soldiers, relieving the nation of a monetary burden and easing the decision to enter the Great War. Linker’s narrative moves from the professional development of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to the curative workshops, or hospital spaces where disabled soldiers learned how to repair automobiles as well as their own artificial limbs. The story culminates in the postwar establishment of the Veterans Administration, one of the greatest legacies to come out of the First World War.

Malarad
Beth Linker walks the reader through the development of Army rehabilitation and helps us to see the importance of good policy in taking care of America's combat wounded. Great read!
Mataxe
This is an excellent and important book for anyone doing research on WWI and health care.
Dodo
I received the book today and it is in fantastic condition. It looks relatively new considering it was a new book. Thanks for the great service!
DrayLOVE
A very interesting and informative book on a topic that isn't usually the focus of WW1 historians.
Would definitely recommend it.