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Bad medicine : a no-holds-barred account of life as an Australian SAS medic during the war in Afghanistan / Terry Ledgard
Bib ID 7048034
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Ledgard, Terry, author
 
Description [Melbourne, Victoria] : Penguin Random House, 2016 
©2016 
249 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780143797272 (paperback)
Summary

Terry Ledgard is no stranger to mischief and adventure. Having survived childhood in outback Australia, he joined the Army and rose through the ranks to become an SAS medic in Afghanistan. As he endured explosive action, blood-curdling trauma and gut-wrenching humanitarian aid missions, he found the modern-day soldier's larrikin spirit was the perfect prescription for intense combat conditions. Armed with a new-found perspective on life, Terry returned to the Real World, but soon realised it wasn't all it was cracked up to be. His life became a slow-motion train wreck as he faced a gritty battle with post-traumatic stress disorder. But in a stroke of ironic fortune, he realised that the Army had taught him everything he needed to overcome the affliction, and that his most important weapon was a sense of humour. Evocative, moving and outrageous in its humour and honesty, Bad Medicine is an exhilarating account of life as an SAS medic in the world's most intense warzone. --Back cover.

Subjects Ledgard, Terry.  |  Australia. Army. Special Air Service Regiment -- Anecdotes.  |  Medical personnel -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Medicine, Military -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  War -- Medical aspects -- Anecdotes.  |  Afghan War, 2001- -- Veterans -- Mental health -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Afghan War, 2001- -- Anecdotes.  |  Medical personnel -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Australia -- Anecdotes.  |  Australian

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