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Constant Care: The Royal Australian Navy Health Services 1915-2002

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 352 pages
Author: J. Jeppesen
Year: 2002
ISBN: 9781876439279
Other: b&w photos, honour roll, glossary, appendixes
Publisher: Australian Military History Publications

'Constant Care' is a history of the Royal Australian Navy Health Service from its beginnings in 1911, through to the Gulf War. This book covers health care in war and peace and includes ships in action and the shore-based hospitals around Australia and elsewhere.

The Sick Bay Attendant was often the only person on a ship to look after the sick and injured, and on his shoulders lay the responsibility for the health of the entire crew. When a ship was under fire, the task facing the SBA coul become horrendous as the casualties mounted. During the wars in which Australia has participated, 28 health personnel died on active service or later from wounds sustained.

This history reveals the way that naval health care has developed over the years, the changes in organisation that have occurred and the way in which women were introduced into the service.

A much needed book that fills a gap in our military history and reveals a little-known aspect of Navy life.

Honour Roll
List of Illustrations
1. Development of a Naval medical Service
2. Medical Service, 1911 to 1920
3. Between the Ware, 1920 to 1939
4. World War Two, 1939 to 1946
5. Naval Hospitals
6. Naval Hospitals
7. Royal Australian Naval nursing Service
8. Reminiscences of Medical Staff
9. Behind the 'Aspros' and 'Get-Well Lamp'
10. Medical Training in the RAN
11. Medical Stores
Honours and Awards
Appendix A. Major Events and Disasters
Appendix B. Medical Director-General
Appendix C. Medical Staff Aboard Ships
Appendix D. Sick Berth Branch Ranks
Appendix E. School of Underwater Medicine
Appendix F. Naval Medical Operations - Korea
Appendix G. Medical Ships and Personnel - Vietnam
Appendix H. The Medical Teams in the Gulf
Appendix I. The Gulf War, 1990-1991
Appendix J. United Nations Special Commission
Appendix K. Pictorial Record
Index: Units and Ships
Index: General
Index: Names

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