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

TitleMedicine and Conflict : The Spanish Civil War and Its Traumatic Legacy
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBrowne, Sebastian
Number of Pages257
PublisherRoutledge
Abstract

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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