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Tom sets out to describe the tremendous progress that was made in the treatment of wounded soldiers during the Great War, which significantly improved the chances of survival. He describes the ground breaking advances in resuscitation, anaesthesia and surgery which established the foundations of modern war surgery. He also offers some human insight, as those who saw the Zoom talk he gave us during the dark days of Covid.
Tom Scotland graduated in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh in 1971 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1975. He became Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with NHS Grampian and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen. Since retiring from the NHS, he has pursued his long standing interest in the Great War by making a particular study of Aberdonian surgeon Sir Henry Gray, who played a pivotal role in the development of orthopaedic surgery on the Western Front.
He has co-authored several books related to the Great War, as well as writing the book upon which this talk draws.