Recycling the Disabled

Recycling the Disabled Army, Medicine and Modernity in WWI Germany - Disability History

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Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany examines the 'medical organisation' of Imperial Germany for total war. Faced with mounting casualties and a growing labour shortage, German military, industrial, and governmental officials turned to medical experts for assistance in the total mobilisation of society. Through an investigation of developments in orthopaedic medicine, prosthetic technology, military medical organisation and the cultural history of disability, Heather Perry reveals how the pressures of modern industrial warfare not only transformed medical ideas and treatments for injured soldiers, but also transformed social and cultural expectations of the disabled body - expectations that long outlasted the war. This book is ideal for scholars and students interested in war, medicine, disability, science and technology, and modern Germany.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719089244
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.47543
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xi, 228
Weight: 414g
Height: 145mm
Width: 219mm
Spine width: 23mm