PATHOLOGY OF DIRECT AIR-BLAST INJURY
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LOVELACE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ALBUQUERQUE NM
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Blast injury is a complex and very hazardous phenomenon to the biologic target. Together with effects of thermal radiations from modern nuclear weapons, blast injury direct and indirect appears to be accountable for the vast bulk of early deaths and casualties in nuclear explosions. This article has attempted to summarize the important clinical, physiologic, and pathologic information concerning the effects of direct air-blast injury on the biologic subject. Certain features have been emphasized in order to assist the clinical medical officer towards proper management of casualties. A brief description of pulmonary sequelae of blast injury is included for completeness.
- Weapons Effects (Biological)