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Journal of an Army Surgeon in the Peninsular War: The Recollections of a British Army Medical Man on Campaign During the Napoleonic Wars - Charles Boutflower
Journal of an Army Surgeon in the Peninsular War: The Recollections of a British Army Medical Man on Campaign During the Napoleonic Wars
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A surgeons view of the war in IberiaCharles Boutflower was the son of a Yorkshire vicar born in 1782. He studied surgery at the University of Edinburgh and joined the 40th Regiment of Foot-then a Somerset regiment-in 1801 as an assistant surgeon. He served with that regiment in the West Indies,... show more
A surgeons view of the war in IberiaCharles Boutflower was the son of a Yorkshire vicar born in 1782. He studied surgery at the University of Edinburgh and joined the 40th Regiment of Foot-then a Somerset regiment-in 1801 as an assistant surgeon. He served with that regiment in the West Indies, South America and thereafter during the Peninsular War against Napoleon's invading French armies. It is from his time in Spain that his Journal is particularly drawn. Although Boutflower was a medical man his writings are well rounded and comprehensive giving the reader much insight into the campaigns he experienced, scenes of the battlefield and his own perspective on the course of the war in general. Boutflower was promoted to surgeon in 1812 and took his place on Sir Rowland Hill's staff. This is a valuable contribution the our understanding of the war Wellington's Army fought and will be much appreciated by students and casual readers alike.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781846776304 (1846776309)
Publisher: Leonaur Ltd
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
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I was curious about and amused by the preface in the 1912 edition I downloaded for my Kindle from the Internet Archive. It mentioned that the text had been left as it was even though certain passages might cause offence to modern readers. Ah, the political incorrectnesses of the day, I thought! Wh...
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