Frontline Surgeon

New Zealand medical pioneer Douglas Jolly

Mark Derby

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An overlooked New Zealand medical pioneer

Central Otago-born Doug Jolly was one of the greatest war surgeons of the twentieth century. Tireless, dedicated and courageous in his surgical work with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War, his surgical manual, based on battlefield experiences close to the front line, was widely used in later conflicts.

Frontline Surgeon traces Jolly’s remarkable career and restores him to the ranks of pioneers of modern medicine.

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‘Superbly researched and compellingly readable.’ — Professor Emeritus Sir Paul Preston

  • CATEGORY: History, Military history, Biography and memoir
  • ISBN: 9781991016836
  • ESBN: 9781991016904
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 11/07/2024
  • PAGE EXTENT: 324
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Mark Derby is a New Zealand writer and historian.