Medical Implications of Combat in Cities
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This paper examines the medical implications of combat in cities and the adaptability of current Medical Department doctrine to future involvement of United States land forces in urban combat. The outstanding medical problems of major World War II and Vietnam, city battles are highlighted in the text and reveal that there are significantly unique aspects of city fighting which must be included in future revisions of several specific field manuals. The inclusion of the recommendations of this paper in medical and tactical literature is mandatory if future urban fighting is to be conducted with the least cost in military manpower.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Military Forces and Organizations