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Navy medicine in Vietnam : oral histories from Dien Bien Phu to the fall of Saigon /
Jan K. Herman.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
description
vii, 357 p. : ill., map ; 27 cm.
ISBN
0786439998 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9780786439997 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009.
isbn
0786439998 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780786439997 (hardcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Passage to freedom -- An American war -- Hearts and minds -- Medical battalions in a frontless war -- Intrepid surgeons -- Corpsman up! -- Medal of honor -- Naval support activity Hospital Danang -- Ships of mercy -- Holocaust on Yankee Station -- Hue -- Khe Sanh -- Prisoner of war -- Mending -- Full circle -- Epilogue : the journey back.
abstract
"The book chronicles the story of the Navy Medical Department's participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy's rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy's rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6679335
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 349-351) and index.
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The text chronicles the story of the Navy Medical Department's participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy's rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy's rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975.
Description for Library
"The book chronicles the story of the Navy Medical Department's participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy's rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy's rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
The book chronicles the Navy Medical Department's participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy's rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy's rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. When American involvement reached its peak in 1968, the 750-bed Naval Support Activity Hospital Danang (NSAH) was in full operation, and two hospital ships--the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary--cruised offshore. Whether the situation called for saving the lives of injured sailors aboard a burning aircraft carrier or treating a critically wounded Marine for shock in the rubble-strewn streets of Hue, Navy medical personnel were in Vietnam from the beginning of American involvement to the very end, saving thousands of lives. This book tells the story of the Navy Medical Department's involvement through stark and gripping first-person accounts by patients and the Navy physicians, dentists, nurses, and hospital corpsmen who treated them. More than 50 historic photos document their work.
Main Description
The book chronicles the Navy Medical Department's participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy's rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy's rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975.When American involvement reached its peak in 1968, the 750-bed Naval Support Activity Hospital Danang (NSAH) was in full operation, and two hospital ships--the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary--cruised offshore. Whether the situation called for saving the lives of injured sailors aboard a burning aircraft carrier or treating a critically wounded Marine for shock in the rubble-strewn streets of Hue, Navy medical personnel were in Vietnam from the beginning of American involvement to the very end, saving thousands of lives.This book tells the story of the Navy Medical Department's involvement through stark and gripping first-person accounts by patients and the Navy physicians, dentists, nurses, and hospital corpsmen who treated them. More than 50 historic photos document their work.
Main Description
The book chronicles the story of the Navy Medical Department's participation in Vietnam, beginning with the Navy's rescue of the French survivors of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and ending with the Navy┬┐s rescue of Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. Even before Marines stepped ashore in 1965, Navy medicine had established itself in South Vietnam, since two years earlier Navy medical personnel converted an old Saigon apartment house into Station Hospital Saigon. When American involvement reached its peak in 1968, the 750-bed Naval Support Activity Hospital Danang (NSAH) was in full operation, and two hospital ships-the USS Repose and the USS Sanctuary-cruised offshore, often only a 30-minute medevac flight from the battlefield. Whether the situation called for saving the lives of injured sailors aboard a burning aircraft carrier or treating a critically wounded Marine for shock in the rubble-strewn streets of Hue, Navy medical personnel were in Vietnam from the beginning of American involvement to the very end. This book weaves their personal experiences into the fabric of the Vietnam War, telling the story of the Navy Medical Department's involvement through first-person accounts by patients and the Navy medical personnel who served them, including physicians, dentists, nurses, and hospital corpsmen. More than 50 historic photos document their work.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
Passage to Freedomp. 3
An American Warp. 25
Hearts and Mindsp. 45
Medical Battalions in a Frontless Warp. 68
Intrepid Surgeonsp. 101
Corpsman Up!p. 108
Medal of Honorp. 150
Naval Support Activity Hospital Danangp. 155
Ships of Mercyp. 178
Holocaust on Yankee Stationp. 200
Huep. 211
Khe Sanhp. 230
Prisoner of Warp. 251
Mendingp. 269
Full Circlep. 289
Epilogue: The Journey Backp. 317
The Castp. 329
Medal of Honor Citationsp. 336
Small Armsp. 339
Glossaryp. 341
Chapter Notesp. 345
Bibliographyp. 349
Indexp. 353
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