Emergency War Surgery: Third United States Revision
WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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War surgery, and treatment of combat casualties at far forward locations and frequently under austere conditions, continue to save lives military medical personnel provide outstanding health support to those serving in harms way. As the face of war continues to evolve, so must the practice of medicine, to support those who so selflessly fight the global war on terrorism, Today, American military men and women face a new terrain of mobile urban terrorism and conflict. Despite advances in personal and force protection provided to our forces, they remain vulnerable to blast wounds, burns and multiple penetrating injuries not usually encountered in the traditional civilian setting. This publication expertly addresses the appropriate medical management of these and other battle and nonbattle injuries.
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