Medicine and Conflict: The Spanish Civil War and its Traumatic Legacy

1st Edition

Sebastian Browne

Routledge
Published August 6, 2018
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780815394235 - CAT# K343331
Series: Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

USD$144.95

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Summary

This book focuses on an important but neglected aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the evolution of medical and surgical care of the wounded during the conflict. Importantly, the focus is from a mainly Spanish perspective – as the Spanish are given a voice in their own story, which has not always been the case. Central to the book is General Franco’s treatment of Muslim combatants, the anarchist contribution to health, and the medicalisation of propaganda – themes that come together in a medico-cultural study of the Spanish Civil War. Suffusing the narrative and the analysis is the traumatic legacy of conflict, an untreated wound that a new generation of Spaniards are struggling to heal.

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