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dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2019-03-20 14:31:38
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T10:47:31Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T10:47:31Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1004364
dc.identifierOCN: 1100490661en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/25723
dc.description.abstract"An Equal Burden forms the first scholarly study of the Army Medical Services in the First World War to focus on the roles and experiences of the men of the ranks of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC). These men, through their work as stretcher bearers and orderlies, provided a range of labour, both physical and emotional, in aid of the sick and wounded. They were not professional medical caregivers, yet were called upon to provide medical care, however rudimentary; they served in uniform, under military discipline, yet were forbidden, as non-combatants, from carrying weapons. Their service as men in wartime, was thus unique. Structured both chronologically and thematically, this study examines both the work that RAMC rankers undertook and its importance to the running of the chain of medical evacuation. It additionally explores the gendered status of these men within the medical, military and cultural hierarchies of a society engaged in total war, locating their service within the context of that of doctors, female nurses and combatant servicemen. Through close readings of official documents, personal papers, and cultural representations, both verbal and visual, it argues that the ranks of the RAMC formed a space in which non-commissioned servicemen, through their many roles, defined and redefined medical caregiving as men’s work in wartime."
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBW Military history::HBWN First World War
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine
dc.subject.otherRoyal Army Medical Corps
dc.subject.otherFirst World War
dc.subject.othermasculinity
dc.subject.othernon-combatants
dc.subject.othermilitary medicine
dc.subject.othercare giving
dc.subject.othergender history
dc.subject.othercultural representation
dc.titleAn Equal Burden
dc.title.alternativeThe Men of the Royal Army Medical Corps in the First World War
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780198824169.001.0001
oapen.relation.isPublishedByb9501915-cdee-4f2a-8030-9c0b187854b2
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9780198824169
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.pages240
oapen.place.publicationOxford, UK
oapen.grant.number480342
oapen.identifier.ocn1100490661


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