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Book and Media Reviews
May 24/31, 2006

Military Medicine

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;295(20):2415-2420. doi:10.1001/jama.295.20.2415

In Medics at War John T. Greenwood, PhD, and F. Clifton Berry, Jr, undertake the daunting task of summarizing military medical history from 1775 to the present. Their account spans 197 pages of text on glossy paper. In each chapter the authors include relevant tables, graphs, and photographs. The book is complemented by an index and a bibliography of 70 references. The authors acknowledge the contributions of Jan K. Herman and André Sobocinski, who provided materials on the US Navy; James S. Nanney, PhD, who summarized US Air Force medical history; and Dale C. Smith, PhD, who gave details on the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. “Medics” in the book refers collectively to all military medical personnel.