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Combat Medicine Operations Manual
From the Korean War to Afghanistan

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Since the discovery and widespread use of penicillin in the Second World War, which was a major turning point in 20th century combat medicine, there have been enormous changes in surgical and nursing techniques enabling frontline medical teams to save soldiers' lives and alleviate suffering on the battlefield. The Korean War saw the first use of helicopters to airlift wounded troops to medical facilities away from the front line, while the Falklands War, both Gulf Wars and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan have been characterised by the introduction of new surgical procedures using image intensifiers and a trend towards laser treatments. Dr Penny Starns gives a detailed and insightful account of battlefield medicine from Korea to Afghanistan.


Contents:

Acknowledgements
Introduction

1: Combat readiness
2: First response
3: Evacuation of casualties
4: Anaesthesia
5: Vascular surgery
6: Orthopaedic surgery
7: Traumatic brain and facial injuries
8: Psychological trauma
9: Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (CBRN)
10: Focus on the field hospital

Epilogue
Chapter end notes
Sources and bibliography
Appendix 1: Acronyms
Appendix 2: Advances in medicine: timeline Iraq and Afghanistan
Appendix 3: Courses currently available in the UK


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ISBN-13: 9781785212659
Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Publication date: October, 2019
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 210.00 x 270.00 x 15.00
Weight: 850g
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Subcategories: General Issues

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