The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt. An Illustrated and Detailed Account of the Early Organisation and Work of the Australian Medical Units in Egypt in 1914-1915. Lieutenant-Colonel James William BARRETT, Lieutenant Percival Edgar DEANE.
The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt. An Illustrated and Detailed Account of the Early Organisation and Work of the Australian Medical Units in Egypt in 1914-1915

The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt. An Illustrated and Detailed Account of the Early Organisation and Work of the Australian Medical Units in Egypt in 1914-1915

London, H.K. Lewis & Co., 1918.

Octavo, [ii] (blank), xiv, 259, [1] (colophon) pages plus 3 two-colour maps and 34 pages of plates.

Cloth very slightly marked, flecked and rubbed; edges a little foxed; endpapers tanned and offset; an excellent copy.

James (later Sir James) Barrett (1862-1945), a leader of the medical profession in Melbourne and an able publicist, was Assistant Director of Medical Services, Australian Forces, in Egypt until August 1915, when he was dismissed due to disorganisation at the 1st Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis. He was ordered home in early 1916, but instead managed to have himself transferred to the British army and returned to Egypt with the Royal Army Medical Corps. This book extols the achievements of the AAMC in Egypt, in which he had played a large part, but it is silent on the internal politics of the Medical Corps. Dornbusch 253; Fielding and O'Neill, page 233; Trigellis-Smith 318.

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