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February 16, 1924

History of the Great War Based on Official Documents. Medical Services. General History.

JAMA. 1924;82(7):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650330063044

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This is the second volume of the medical side of the British medical history of the war. It deals with the medical services of the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Belgium. There are to be three more volumes covering this aspect of the subject. The other volumes on surgery, hygiene and pathology have already been reviewed in The Journal, and there is to be a volume on statistics. The present volume begins with matters of administration. It then considers medical units in advance areas, on lines of communication, and the medical services with the tanks, labor, and Indian, Portuguese and similar troops. The style of the narrative then changes to a chronological consideration beginning with the period of concentration, the advance to Belgium, the battle of Mons and the retreat from Mons, and, passing on, ends with the battle of Loos. There are numerous maps showing the disposition of

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