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By Michael Crumplin

‘The precepts laid down are the results of the adventure bought within the conflict within the Peninsula, from the 1st conflict of Roliça in 1808, to the final in Belgium, of Waterloo in 1815…They were the technique of saving the lives, and of relieving, if now not even of stopping, the miseries of hundreds of thousands of our fellow-creatures through the civilized world.’

George James Guthrie is among the unsung heroes of the Peninsular struggle and Waterloo, and of British army medication. He was once a guiding gentle in surgical procedure. He used to be not just a soldier's health care provider and a hands-on health care provider, he additionally set a precedent via retaining documents and records of situations.

While the strategies within the scientific providers of the French Republic and Empire were publicized, an army physician of the quality of Guthrie has been mostly neglected by way of scholars of the interval – before.

Michael Crumplin, during this complete and photograph examine of this notable general practitioner, follows him via his profession within the box and acknowledges his unprecedented contribution to British army medication and to Wellington's army.

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