History of the American Ambulance: Established in Paris During the Siege of 1870-71
28cm x 19cm. xxxviii, 716 pages, x plates, some fold-out. Rebound in bonded red leather, gilt lettering, flecked edges.
A detailed account of the American International Sanitary Committee of Paris during the Franco-German War of 1870-1. Interest in battlefield treatment was at a height in both Europe and America at this time; the Treaty of Geneva in 1864 recognised the neutrality of military ambulances, with most States forming their own relief societies. For American residents in Paris, the American Civil War of 1861 had further highlighted the importance of organisation and improvements, in providing transport, nourishment, and medical and hygienic treatment to the wounded. The group wished to offer practical operation of the American system from this experience. This work covers in depth: the formation of the Committee; the history and establishment of army hospitals; tents and tent-barracks; the organisation of the ambulance; the surgical history; and the medical history of the American Ambulance, together with the details of its methods and its work by Thomas W. Evans, M.D., D.D.S., PhD. President of the American International Sanitary Committee, Commander of the Legion of Honour, Grand-Croix of the Order of St. Stanislas of Russia, and Commander Officer, and member of various orders.
Rebound by Syd Wood & Co., Brisbane, binders ticket. Light foxing to endpapers and first/last few pages, very light foxing throughout. Some chips to edges. Large closed tear to first plate. Good Condition.