Military medicine again
Another entry in the early modern military medicine roundup:
Craig, Stephen. “Sir John Pringle MD, Early Scottish Enlightenment Thought and the Origins of Modern Military Medicine.” Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies, 2014.
Sir John Pringle published Observations on the Diseases of the Army in April 1752. Over the next two decades it was proclaimed by French, British and German authors as the premier volume on the new subject of military medicine. Although Pringle’s experiences in the War of the Austrian Succession furnished clinical substance, his education at St Andrews and Edinburgh universities, and medical instruction under Hermann Boerhaave, provided the enduring ethical foundation for the theory and practice of the art by medical and line officers.