Battlefield Angels

Battlefield Angels

Saving Lives Under Enemy Fire From Valley Forge to Afghanistan

General Military
  • Author: Scott McGaugh
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Jul 2011
  • Number of Pages: 304
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Author, journalist, and USS Midway Museum spokesman Scott McGaugh reveals the riveting stories of the men and women who save lives on the front lines in Battlefield Angels, the first book about battlefield medicine in the US military. Told from the point of view of the unsung heroes who slide into bomb craters and climb into blazing ships, this unique look at medicine in the trenches traces the history of the military medical corps and the contributions it has made to America's health, for example, how the military medical corps pioneered the ambulance concept, emergency medevac helicopters, hospital designs, and contagious disease prevention. McGaugh also details how the military medical corps has adopted medical science discoveries, field tested them in battle, adapted them, and proved their value.

Biographical Note

Scott McGaugh is a veteran journalist and the author of Midway Magic (CDS/Perseus) and Midway Memories, an historic photo essay self-published for visitors to the USS Midway Museum. Midway Magic is in its second edition; Midway Memories in its third. Midway Magic became the basis for a History Channel program, "Hero Ship: The USS Midway,” featuring the author. Television appearances have included the History Channel, Travel Network, Discovery Channel, Outdoor Channel, FOX Network, and Australia's Today Show. Scott makes four to eight public speeches monthly and travels regularly on behalf of the museum. He also is a seasoned marketing communications professional with 24 years of experience with particular emphasis in public relations and promotions. Author's previous titles: Midway Magic. Hardcover, 256 pages. $24.95. CDS/Perseus, 2004. ISBN: 159315027X/978-1593150273. 20,000 copies over two print runs. Midway Memories. Hardcover, 72 pages. $19.00. Self-published, 2005. ISBN: 097748050X/978-0977480500. 35,000 copies sold.


Foreword by Vice Admiral Harold M. Koenig, M.D., 32nd U.S. Navy Surgeon General
Perils of Independence (Revolutionary War)
Battlefield Evacuation (Civil War)
Mechanized War (World War I)
Fighting Infection (World War II: The Pacific)
Defeating Disease (World War II: Tarawa)
Mobile Combat Care (World War II: Europe)
Overcoming Shock (World War II: Peleliu)
Battle Burns (World War II: Iwo Jima)
POW Medical Care (World War II: Philippines)
Medicine on the Fly (Korean War)
Helos and Hospitals (Vietnam War)
Mass Casualties (Vietnam War)
Battlefield ER (Iraq)
Invisible Scars (Afghanistan and Iraq)
Selected Bibliography

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