The new RACS display examines the role of surgeons in Korea, Vietnam, East Timor and Afghanistan. Korea is sometimes considered the 'forgotten war' but those who served remember the difficult conditions, exacerbated by the rugged terrain and freezing weather. A number of civilian military teams from Australia and New Zealand went to Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s - these complemented the army medical teams. The display also looks at Councillor, Annette Holian's experiences in East Timor and Afghanistan and incorporates current surgical projects in SE Asia.

Explore the new Surgeons in Conflict flipbook