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Crucible of fire: the Boer War and the birth of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Authors
  • I McCulloch
Publication Date
Nov 15, 1995
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
License
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Abstract

Although Canada's military physicians didn't come to prominence until WW I and WW II, the Canadian Army Medical Corps (CAMC), the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and the current Canadian Forces Medical Service, actually had its origins in the Boer War. During that turn-of-the-century conflict, field hospitals accompanied Canadian troops to South Africa. Ian McCulloch discusses that early type of medical service and the steps that led to the creation of the CAMC.

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