Honorary Senior Lecturer publishes book on trench diseases

Dr Rob Atenstaedt, Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, has published a book with Cambridge Scholars Publishing entitled: “The Medical Response to the Trench Diseases in World War One”. The book focuses on the trench diseases – trench fever, trench nephritis and trench foot – and examines how doctors responded to them in the context of the Great War. It details the problems that they faced in tackling these conditions, “new” to military warfare.

Publication date: 20 August 2012