Accession Number:

ADA234134

Title:

The Medic as an Instrument of National Policy or What in the World is the Department of Defense doing in Medical Humanitarian Assistance?

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense has become increasingly active in providing medical humanitarian assistance to countries around the world. This study looks at the historical involvement of military medicine in the development of public health infrastructures in three places The Philippines after the Spanish - American War in Vietnam and in the Dominican Republic. It then examines the laws and policies that allow for the implementation of medical humanitarian assistance. The lessons learned are then looked at in the context of recent medical humanitarian action in honduras. Finally, recommendations for future military medical aid are made, combining the lessons learned with the current mechanisms of the Department of Defense for providing that assistance.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE