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Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45 [electronic resource]

  • Durnin, David , Miller, Ian
  • Manchester University Press
  • 2016
Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45 [electronic resource]
  • Data Type
    Book
  • Title/Author
    Medicine, Health and Irish Experiences of Conflict, 1914-45[electronic resource] / David Durnin.
  • Publication
    [New York] : Manchester University Press, 2016.
  • Author
    Durnin, David, Miller, Ian
  • Phy Desc.
    1 online resource.
  • Topical Term
    Medical care
  • ISBN
    9780719097850, 9781526108227
  • Language
    English

Abstract

This book explores Irish experiences of medicine and health during the First and Second World Wars, the War of Independence and the Civil War. It examines the physical, mental and emotional impact of conflict on Irish political and social life, as well as medical, scientific and official interventions in Irish health matters. The contributors put forward the case that warfare and political unrest profoundly shaped Irish experiences of medicine and health, and that Irish political, social and economic contexts added unique contours to those experiences not evident in other countries. In pursuing these themes, the book offers an original and focused intervention into a central, but so far unexplored, area of Irish medical history.