War and Medicine
War and medicine have had a long and complex relationship. We take a look at some of the medical advances driven by war, and the health impacts of war today. Explore our range of resources from the best of Oxford University Press’s publishing. We have free chapters and articles for you, as well as videos, interactive images, and an infographic.
Oxford's Medical Publishing: 1914-2015
Oxford University Press has a long history of medical publishing. This video examines that history, from the Oxford War Primers designed to provide help to medics in the First World War, to Oxford Medicine Online.
Free chapters, blog posts, and articles
- Collective war – Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health
- Palliative care for veterans – Oxford Textbook of Palliative Social Work
- Political reconciliation, the rule of law, and post-traumatic stress disorder – Trauma, Truth and Reconciliation
- Anaesthesia in the military setting – Anaesthesia Outside of the Operating Room
- Putting an end to war
- Psychology and War
- The history of the nursing profession
- Clara Barton - founder of American Red Cross
- War and Medicine
- Military Neuropsychology
War: a legacy of innovation and trauma
Explore our Thinglink on the medical consequences of war. Read about radiology and prosthetics, just two of the fields that have seen innovative practices develop in response to the trauma of war, and learn more about the impact chemical warfare and torture are having on modern conflicts.
Free articles from Oxford University Press's medical journals
The public health impact of war – an infographic
In 2010 war and collective violence caused more than 17,000 deaths worldwide. But the effect on public health goes beyond the number of casualties. Learn more about the impact of war on public health with our infographic.
Women at War
In this series of videos, Dr Ritchie discusses women’s role in the military and some of the challenges and health issues they face:
- Women in military combat
- Sexual assault of women in the military
- Women returning home from military service
- Health issues for women in the military