A summary of the review on StrategyPage.Com:
'Gabriel opens with a quick survey of trends in the nature of warfare since the mid-fifteenth century, with gunpowder marking the beginning of “modern” war. The next six chapters cover developments in military medicine more or less century-by-century, since the mid-fifteenth century. This is primarily the story of how physicians and surgeons, as well as military bureaucrats, sought ways to cope with changes in the nature of the injuries that gunpowder weapons could inflict and to improve the health of increasingly larger armies, a process rooted in the revival of empiricism in the Renaissance. But Gabriel is not confined by this chronological approach. His account roams back and forth through history, often reminding us of the “lost” medical practices of Classical Antiquity or other periods. He crosses borders at will to compare and contrast developments in different armies and cultures over the ages, and he closes with some reflections on warfare. Full of often grim statistics, and populated by some interesting, occasionally amusing characters, Between Flesh and Steel is a worthwhile read for anyone with an interest in history.'
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