mercredi 10 septembre 2014

Armée, médecine et modernité dans l'Allemagne de la Première Guerre Mondiale

Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine and Modernity in WWI Germany 

Heather Perry

Series: Disability History
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Manchester University Press (September 25, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0719089247
ISBN-13: 978-0719089244

Recycling the Disabled: Army, Medicine and Modernity in WWI Germany is a book that examines the 'medical organisation' of Imperial Germany for total war. Faced with mounting casualties and a growing labour shortage, German military, industrial and governmental officials turned to medical experts for assistance in the total mobilisation of society. Through an investigation of developments in orthopaedic medicine, prosthetic technology, military medical organisation, and the cultural history of disability, Heather Perry reveals how the pressures of modern industrial warfare not only transformed medical ideas and treatments for injured soldiers, but also transformed social and cultural expectations of the disabled body – expectations that long outlasted the war. 

This book is ideal for scholars and students interested in war, medicine, disability, science and technology, and Modern Germany.

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