Historian Tim Cook book talk recording available for limited time

On Wednesday, March 1 the Museum of Health Care and the Hannah Chair at Queen’s University hosted an evening featuring Canadian historian and author Tim Cook, as he spoke to his newly released book, Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War, providing a powerful introduction to medical care and innovation during the First World War.

Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War is 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.

The talk took place at Queen’s University to an appreciative audience. A recording of the talk is now available until March 26, 2023.

Signed copies of Dr. Cook’s book Lifesavers and Body Snatchers are available at the Museums’ gift shop ($37). Quantities are limited!

Dr. Tim Cook is Chief Historian and Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum. His best-selling books have won multiple awards, including three Ottawa Book prizes for Literary Non-Fiction and two C.P. Stacey Awards for the best book in Canadian military history. In 2008 he won the J.W. Dafoe Prize for At the Sharp End and again in 2018 for Vimy: The Battle and the LegendShock Troops won the 2009 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. Cook is a frequent commentator in the media, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada and the Order of Canada.

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