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December 26, 1953

History of the Second World War: United Kingdom Medical Series

JAMA. 1953;153(17):1596. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940340098037

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Abstract

Volume 2 of this historical series is in three parts. Parts 1 and 2 show that the emergency medical services adopted in Scotland and Northern Ireland followed a pattern similar to those that proved their worth in England and Wales. The latter were briefly mentioned in a review of volume 1 published previously in The Journal (Aug. 15, 1953). Great encouragement is to be derived from reading these two volumes, as they show the remarkable adaptability possible during wartime in a highly complex society crowded together in large cities. Scotland was subjected to a greater number of air attacks than is generally known, and some of them were severe. There were,very few enemy air attacks in Northern Ireland except for Belfast, but, during one of the four raids on that city, more persons were killed in about six hours than in any day raid in England made outside of the

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