Volume III - The Island Campaigns (1st edition, 1957

Accession Number RCDIG1070220
Parent Collection ID RCDIG1070195
Collection type Digitised Collection
Title Volume III - The Island Campaigns (1st edition, 1957
Object types Book
Maker Walker, Allan Seymour
Copyright provision Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use

This third volume of the medical series of the official history of Australia in the war of 19391945 completes the story of the operational experiences of the Australian Army Medical Corps in that war. It opens in Papua in 1942 and tells of the long struggle to subdue tropical disease during nearly four years of fighting along the wet coasts and in the inhospitable mountains of New Guinea, the Solomons and, finally, Borneo. One chapter discusses some of the more important medical problems that arose in Australia in the second half of the war.Until 1942 the experiences of the army medical service were largely in lands distant from Australia. From 1942 onwards came the struggle to overcome and to prevent the dangers of injury and infection in tropical areas nearer home. In those areas, the author points out, Australia must henceforth bear an increasing share in the study and practice of tropical medicine and, to that extent, this volume tells the beginning of a continuing story.

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