Hospital Care and the British Standing Army, 1660-1714

Author(s): 
Gruber von Arni, Eric
ISBN: 
075465463X
Date published: 
January 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£50.00
Pages: 
248

Taking a broadly chronological approach, this book explores the nature and the quality of medical, nursing and welfare facilities provided in hospitals for soldiers during the formative years of the British standing army between 1660 and 1714. It shows how over the course of the late seventeenth century, the British army adapted and developed its facilities in line with new advances in science, medicine and military theory, as well as showing how contact with European armies provided inspiration.