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Recycling the disabled: Army, medicine, and modernity in WWI Germany

Heather R. Perry


This book is a critical examination of the relationships between war, medicine, and the pressures of modernization in the waning stages of the German Empire. Through her examination of wartime medical and scientific innovations, government and military archives, museum and health exhibitions, philanthropic works, consumer culture and popular media, historian Heather Perry reveals how the pressures of modern industrial warfare did more than simply transform medical care for injured soldiers—they fundamentally re-shaped how Germans perceived the disabled body. As the Empire faced an ever more ... More

Keywords: Disability, Military Medicine, World War I, Germany, European History, Military History, Orthopaedics, Prostheses, Artificial Limbs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719089244
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719089244.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather R. Perry, author