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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. 1st edition. Very good plus brown cloth gilt covers. Contents fine. Frontis and numerous black and white plates. Lists of personnel who served etc. Small ink stamp to title page and on the back of each plate. Librabry nos to bottom of spine. An exceedingly rare title.
When war was declared, the Australian Government decided to raise and equip a division, 18,000 strong, the medical establishment of which consisted of regimental medical officers and three field ambulances. Later, further divisions were raised and sent to the front. It soon became clear that “lines of communication medical units” were required, and the first hospital units with a 520-bed hospital arrived in Egypt in January, 1915, and were housed at the Hteliopolis Palace Hotel. This afterwards expanded into hospital and convalescent accommodation consisting of 10,600 beds, and in the three days April 30–May 2, 1915, no fewer than 1352 cases were admitted from Galllipoli.
Author Lieut-Col James W Barrett and Lieut P E Deane
Publisher H K Lewis & Co
Condition Very good