Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: George Porter

  • A history of military medical services

    George Porter Newcastle, UK   Capsarii depicted on Trajan’s Column. From “The Roman Army Medical Service,” Malton Museum. CC BY-SA 4.0. Hippocrates once said that “war is the only proper school of the surgeon.” War is an undeniable driver of medical innovation, and the structure, procurement and philosophy of military medical services often reflect the…