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MASH: An Army Surgeon in Korea


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The Fly and the Human: Ironies of Disgust Tragedy and Terrible Beauty in Two Recent Cronenberg Films Cronenberg as Scientist: Anti-essentialism, Sex as Remixing, and the View from Nowhere What happens to Brundle? Problems of Teleportation and Personal Identity in The Fly eXistenZial Angst "Freaks of Nature": Extra-Sensory Perception and the Paranormal in the Films of David Cronenberg Deception and Disorder: Unraveling Cronenberg's Divided Minds Psychological Determinism in the Films of David Cronenberg Self-Creation, Identity and Authenticity: A Study of A History of Violence and Eastern Promises The Fiction of Truth in Fiction: Some Reflections on Semantics and eXistenZ Re(ct)ifying Empty Speech: Cronenberg and the Problem of the First Person The Politics of Mad Science in The Fly and Dead Ringers From 'Impassioned Morality' to 'Bloodless Agnosticism': A Philosophy of David Cronenberg Through the Burroughs/Ballard Axis


"A superb book.... Reading this fine nonfiction account of an army surgeon in the Korean War will make you wish you had been there treating casualties. It did me!" -- Journal of the American Medical Association

"Apel shows the true side of the Army hospitals." -- Ohio Today

"Exposes the true nature of the Korean conflict from a medical perspective.... An excellent account of the history of MASH units and how they operated in Korea." -- Navy Medicine

"His descriptions are full of detail, often vivid, regularly most critical of the US Medical Corps." -- Medicine, Conflict, and Survival

"Most readers will find Apel's memoirs fascinating, horrifying, humorous, and heartbreaking." -- Library Lane

"One of the most readable memoirs that I have come across. A real contribution to the history of the Korean War." -- Mac Coffman

"Provides a close look at the way a MASH functioned.... The Apels have produced a well written and useful book." -- Southern Historian

"The authors have skillfully blended the surgeon's personal experiences into the bigger picture of military medicine, providing the reader with an informative and interesting account of the MASH and its impact during the Korean War." -- Military

"The book is a wonderful paean to all our men and women who served in Korea." -- Ohioana Quarterly

"The great difference between the MASH on TV and the MASH on the battlefield, Apel and his collegues later felt, was that the latter had casualties" -- Booklist review

"The reader is spared nothing, and at times I shared with the authors an understanding of the emotional effect medical work in a war zone can cause." -- BMJ

"This memoir is about war, but it addresses a different aspect of war: the struggle of men and women in the U.S. Army who were called upon to expend their efforts and their lives preserving human life during this vicious combat." -- McCormick (SC) Messenger

"Well written and researched, this book provides entertainment as well as historical value." -- Library Journal

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