What makes war surgery different?

A. M. Smith, S. J. Hazen

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How can our military surgeons be optimally prepared for their roles in the combat setting? The recent training assignment of military surgeons to urban trauma centers is a necessary first step toward this elusive goal, although not conclusive preparation for carrying out surgery in a combat theater. The multiple dimensions of difference between combat and peacetime medical practice require continuing emphasis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-34+35
JournalMilitary medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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