Sad Joys on Deployment
Greg Bruce, author
A civilian surgeon is taken from his routine practice in Sydney, Australia, and finds that military surgery in war zones distressed by civil war, humanitarian disasters and battlefield conflict is very different from the comforts of home and civilian surgery. This book describes: * The challenges of military surgery. * Surgery for combat wounds. * Differences in treatment for friendly forces, enemy forces and local civilians. * Conditions during the deployment--accommodations, meals, keeping healthy. * Travel to and from the deployment. * The good and bad, the satisfying and distressing aspects of immersion in a war-zone. * Relationships with the friendly and unfriendly, the helpers and the resisters. * Interaction between local civilians and visiting military. * Military and cultural tourism. * Adjusting back home.