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Doctors at WarLife and Death in a Field Hospital$
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Mark de Rond

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501705489

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.001.0001

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Camp Bastion

Camp Bastion

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Doctors at War

Mark de Rond

Cornell University Press

The author describes Camp Bastion and its fifty-bed field hospital. Prior to its handover in late 2014, Camp Bastion covered eight square miles of desert in southwestern Afghanistan and served as the coalition's logistical hub in Helmand. Some 600 aircraft flew in and out of the camp every day. The hospital featured an ordinary and intensive care ward, a six-bed resuscitation bay (or emergency department), a four-theater (or bed) operating room, GP and dentist practices, and a pharmacy. Each day in the hospital began and ended with a meeting of department chiefs and included many of the surgeons. It was here that patients were discussed on an individual basis and life-or-death decisions made. The author discusses the hospital facilities, services, and amenities as well as day-to-day activities.

Keywords:   field hospital, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Helmand, surgeons, patients, hospital facilities, hospital services, amenities

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