Foreword : Chief of Army / David Morrison -- Prologue / John Pearn -- Introduction. Medical role models -- One. Before Federation : women in military medicine -- Two. The Great War : an empire at war -- Three. World War II : a corps in transition -- Four. Betwixt and between : allied health care and the struggle for recognition -- Five. The Vietnam conflict -- Six. Other people's wars : peacekeeping near and far -- Seven. A new kind of warfare : the rise of global terrorism -- Eight. Now and the future : women and medical command -- Epilogue. Reflections on service -- Appendix 1. Chronology of medical women in the Australian army -- Appendix 2. Harkness Memorial Medal.
From the trenches of the Western Front to the ricefields and jungles of South-east Asia, Australian women have served as doctors and medical specialists from World War I until the present day.