Medical Lessons from the Korean War for the present day

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Friends of Millbank invite you to attend this lecture on the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

All proceeds from this lecture will be donated to the Museum of Military Medicine

Some background reading:

Baker M S, Military Medical Advances Resulting From The Conflict In Korea, Part I: Systems advances that enhanced patient survival. Military Medicine, 2012 Apr; 177(4):423-9.

Baker M S, Military Medical Advances Resulting From The Conflict In Korea, Part II: Historic Clinical Accomplishments. Military Medicine, 2012 Apr; 177(4):430–435.

B King, I Jatoi, The mobile Army surgical hospital (MASH): a military and surgical legacy. Journal of the National Medical Association, 2005 May; 97(5): 648–656.

About the speaker:

Martin Bricknell was appointed as Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine at King’s College London in April 2019. Prior to this he served 34 years in the UK Defence Medical Services, culminating his service as the Surgeon General of the UK Armed Forces.

He has undertaken operational tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Balkans with multiple additional overseas assignments. In 2010 and 2006, he held senior Medical Adviser appointments in the NATO ISAF mission. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Bath, the Order of St John and the US Bronze Star during his military service. He is an accredited specialist in General Practice, Public Health and Occupational Medicine.

His multiple academic papers cover: how organisations learn, care pathways in military healthcare, military healthcare ethics, civil-military relations in health, and the political economy of health in conflict.

He is also Deputy Director of the KCL Centre for Military Ethics, Veterans Adviser for the King Edward VII hospital, Editor-in-Chief of the Military Medical Corps Worldwide Almanac, a non-resident Fellow of the Centre for Global Development, and on the editorial boards for the Journal of Military and Veterans Health and BMJ Military Health.

Professor Bricknell is a life member and keen supporter of Friends of Millbank. The recording of his talk to us on 24 September 2021, ‘The Evolution of First Aid in the British Army’, is on our Members Area. His PhD thesis ‘Managing Health Services support to Military Operations’ is also on our website, at

His full biography is at