Army Medical Services

Photographie des principaux membres du lazaret ambulant du docteur Cresson, organisé pour soutenir les forces russes sur le front allemand, 1916.Photograph of members of the field ambulance organized by Dr. Cresson to help Russian soldiers in the German theatre, 1916.


The army medical service is at the heart of the fighting experience. Its members are unparalleled witnesses of the many physical and psychological wounds suffered by combatants. This service occupies a unique place in the logic of war, as it attempts to provide treatment in a context of extreme violence. With the urgency of its care and the repetitiveness of its treatments, war represents a formidable laboratory of medical innovation for saving lives.