The man who saved the army – without holding rank

Sir John Pringle saved the lives of countless soldiers without ever commanding a battalion.

This well researched book by a fellow physician tells the story of how his changes to hospital management, discipline and hygiene successfully reduced the numbers of deaths from diseases such as typhus and dysentry amongst the troops.

Saving The Army: The Life of Sir John Pringle by Morrice McCrae, published by John Donald, £25.

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