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Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: A Medical History of the Great War
In this talk, Tim Cook will discuss his new book, "Lifesavers and Body Snatchers," a definitive medical history of the Great War, illuminating how the carnage of modern battle gave birth to revolutionary life-saving innovations. It brings to light shocking revelations of the ways the brutality of combat and the necessity of agonizing battlefield decisions led to unimaginable strain for men and women of medicine who fought to save the lives of soldiers.

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Dec 1, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tim Cook
Director of Research @Canadian War Museum
Tim Cook is the Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum. He was the curator for the First World War permanent gallery at the CWM, and has curated additional temporary, travelling, and digital exhibitions. He is the author of twelve books and over a hundred academic articles and book chapters. In 2012, he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for his contributions to Canadian history and in 2013 he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. He is a Director for Canada’s History Society, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a member of the Order of Canada.