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Malaria in the Great War


A 1946 map by kind permission of the World Health Organisation) Malaria in the Great War by Dr David Payne (This article first appeared in Stand To! No.77 September 2006 pp5 - 8) Introduction Throughout history pestilence has been the cause of the majority of the casualties of war. In general, the Great War proved to be an exception, with a r…

'Shell Shock: understanding psychological casualties from the battlefield' by Prof Edgar Jones


Caption: Hospital therapy for shell shocked soldiers About the talk: Prof Jones will explore the military and medical crisis created by shell shock. Psychological casualties presented in such numbers that senior commanders were forced to introduce new management techniques whilst army doctors conducted research into the causation of shell shock an…