August 15, 1953

History of the Second World War, United Kingdom Medical Series.

JAMA. 1953;152(16):1577-1578. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690160077035

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Almost eight years have elapsed since World War II ended, and the first of a series of volumes on the medical history of the war has just appeared. This is indicative of the amount of study of official records, their correlation, and the writing required to prepare an official history. This volume is one of two that will present the administrative phases of the British army medical department history. Beginning in 1933, the military members of the Army Council reviewed the position of the army with regard to its readiness for war. The medical services were unprepared, both in men and in medical equipment, to provide medical care for a large army. In this volume and the succeeding volume, readers will be able to review the conferences and planning and the tremendous tasks of the army medical services in undertaking medical care of the British armies in all theatres of

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