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Post by BellonaTimes » August 16th, 2015, 10:21 am

War Surgery - From Firing Line to Base by Basil Hughes M.A., D.O.S. (1878 - 1953) and others.

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Volunteers outside the USA: Basil Hughes died in 1953. His/Her work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
One of the first volumes dedicated to systematized medical treatment of soldiers in modern warfare, including a chapter on specific care for airmen, by British doctors who served on the front lines of WWI. Graphic descriptions (and images in the source book) of war wounds are not for the weak of heart. ( BellonaTimes)
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 16th, 2015, 10:27 am

The profile on Dr. Hughes is from a British medical site, I think RCM-affiliated, not Wikipedia. I haven't found a bio of his co-author, Dr. Banks, except that Hathi says born 1890.

I've got dibs on the Preface & Chapter 1 (already recorded); the rest is up to you. I imagine this will take up to a year to record. 600 pages, but that includes the sometimes gory illustrations. There is the expected technical jargon, including Latin names.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 16th, 2015, 11:00 am

I'll MC. If I have time I will probably sign up to read at least part of the chapter on bacteria of wounds as well depending on how you divide it up. :)

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Post by BellonaTimes » August 16th, 2015, 1:56 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:I'll MC. If I have time I will probably sign up to read at least part of the chapter on bacteria of wounds as well depending on how you divide it up. :)

MW will be along shortly.
Thanks, Jo; I've got you on for Ch 4 - Bacteria of Wounds. Thanks also for shortening the title of the file. :)

I've gone ahead and added chapter headings. I think most can fit the 80 minute cut-off length.

I've upped my two sections and I know I left something out of the intros on both, PL-person. ;)
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Post by smijen » August 16th, 2015, 3:45 pm

Hi BT - may I have Chapter 12?
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 16th, 2015, 4:26 pm

BellonaTimes wrote:
knotyouraveragejo wrote:I'll MC. If I have time I will probably sign up to read at least part of the chapter on bacteria of wounds as well depending on how you divide it up. :)

MW will be along shortly.
Thanks, Jo; I've got you on for Ch 4 - Bacteria of Wounds. Thanks also for shortening the title of the file. :)

I've gone ahead and added chapter headings. I think most can fit the 80 minute cut-off length.
Chapter 4 is 52 pages long. At 350 -400 words per page read at a pretty good clip of 150 words per minute that would still be over 2 hours of recording. Considering the subject matter, I would suggest splitting anything longer than about 30 minutes into separate sections. It will be much easier to get readers that way and much better for the listeners!
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Post by silverquill » August 16th, 2015, 7:27 pm

Wow! I love this stuff, and will sign up for some reading later on. I trained and worked as a physician assistant for many years, and find the stories of early medicine and surgery fascinating.

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Post by silverquill » August 16th, 2015, 10:32 pm

Okay, just thought you would like to know that I listened to those first two sections, and they are PL OK! So, you're off to a good start!
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Post by Elizabby » August 17th, 2015, 1:14 am

Hmm. I like reading medical stuff too and I'm pretty up with the medical and anatomical terms. I might start with the chapter on Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen. That's my husband's surgical specialty so I can ask for help if I need it! ;)

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Post by Availle » August 17th, 2015, 4:11 am

Elizabby wrote:... Gunshot Wounds to the Abdomen. That's my husband's surgical specialty...
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I wish I lived in a world where such a speciality was never needed... :?
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 17th, 2015, 9:28 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
BellonaTimes wrote:
knotyouraveragejo wrote:I'll MC. If I have time I will probably sign up to read at least part of the chapter on bacteria of wounds as well depending on how you divide it up. :)

MW will be along shortly.
Thanks, Jo; I've got you on for Ch 4 - Bacteria of Wounds. Thanks also for shortening the title of the file. :)

I've gone ahead and added chapter headings. I think most can fit the 80 minute cut-off length.
Chapter 4 is 52 pages long. At 350 -400 words per page read at a pretty good clip of 150 words per minute that would still be over 2 hours of recording. Considering the subject matter, I would suggest splitting anything longer than about 30 minutes into separate sections. It will be much easier to get readers that way and much better for the listeners!
Okay, but is there a way of splitting this chapter without me having to retitle the remaining chapters? Does the template have a cut-and-paste option that can be inserted between 4 and 5 to automatically move down a space? Don't they have this option in Dramatic readings for narrative elements?
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 17th, 2015, 9:30 am

silverquill wrote:Okay, just thought you would like to know that I listened to those first two sections, and they are PL OK! So, you're off to a good start!
Thank you, you can DPL.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 17th, 2015, 9:36 am

Yes, you can add sections and then drag and drop the row wherever it belongs in the table.
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 17th, 2015, 9:41 am

thanks!
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Post by silverquill » August 17th, 2015, 6:48 pm

First, thanks for letting me ride along as DPL! This will be a lot of fun.

Now, in looking this over for some fascinating chapters to read, my first choices would be Chapters 10 Septicemia and Chapter 20 Gunshot Injuries of the Thorax

Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to copy and paste in order to get an accurate word count. But, sampling a few pages (downloading single pages) I get an average of about 450 words per page, conservatively. That would make Ch. 10 about 8,000 words and Ch. 20 over 12,000. So, we may need to divide up quite few of these chapters. ( I would take the entire chapters, however divided.)

And, since the chapters and sections will be out of sync, it might be good to clarify if the intro/outro should be given as chapter or section number. It's just that I've found this confusing on other projects like this, and I've messed up.

Another minor question -- in briefly scanning some of this, I notice that some chapters have references to temperature. Should we have an agreed on for reading 100 C? I've finally learned to say Celsius, but when written it would have been Centigrade.

Well, that's it for now 8-)
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