Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: military medicine

  • 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…

  • A historical analysis of the military’s method of anti-malaria health education through print

    Pavane L. Gorrepati  Iowa City, Iowa, United States   The fight against malaria has largely been successful because of modern scientific advances, but during World War II the fight was supplemented by propaganda posters warning soldiers about malaria just as they were warmed against venereal diseases. Everyone was expected to aid the war effort—women to…

  • Medical doctors in the army of India

    Dhastagir SheriffChennai, Tamil Nadu, India “The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.”– Thomas Campbell India, like many other countries, has doctors serving in the army as well as tertiary care hospitals that provide medical services to the armed forces personnel. It also trains students to become physicians and surgeons to serve as commissioned…