With healing hands

Gary McKay and Elizabeth Stewart

This is the story of Australian civilian surgical teams in Vietnam. Early in the Vietnam War, the South Vietnamese government appealed to the United States and its allies, including Australia, for desperately needed medical help. From 1964 until 1972, over 450 surgeons, nurses, and other medical specialists from Australian hospitals volunteered to work in South Vietnam. They brought expert medical care, comfort and support to a war-weary and traumatised civilian population. This extraordinary story by Gary McKay and Elizabeth Stewart is based on interviews with many of those who served in the teams.

Soft cover, photographs, 286 pages. $35.00