B ; cda ; why introduced ; health of army + navy

during which war did british army health become a big concern?
crimean war (1853-56)
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what was important about reasons for army mortality?
more died from disease than combat
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what did hospitals and barracks lack?
basic sanitation
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who were the most celebrated heroes of the conflict?
nurses
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two especially?
mary seacole / florence nightingale
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what was at the centre of the gov's post-war efforts to reform armed forces?
enquiries into health of army and navy
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which three venereal diseases were a big problem?
syphilis / gonorrhoea / scabies
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high levels of disease occured bc of army's dependence on?
prostitution
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for british army in peacetime what was the most common cause of infection?
sexually transmitted diseases
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what was common thought about married men in the army?
they were reluctant to risk lives in combat and made unreliable soldiers
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why was prostitution therefore accepted as a necessity for soldiers?
allowed them to fulfil urge for sex without having a wife
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believed to be essential for sustaining what type of army?
bachelor
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and preventing what among soldiers?
homosexuality
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what was important about reasons for army mortality?

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more died from disease than combat

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what did hospitals and barracks lack?

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who were the most celebrated heroes of the conflict?

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two especially?

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