Personal view: a day in the life of an emergency physician at war

  title={Personal view: a day in the life of an emergency physician at war},
  author={T. Hodgetts},
  journal={Emergency Medicine Journal},
  pages={129 - 130}
  • T. Hodgetts
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine Journal
The reality of emergency medicine in the war arena I would not regard myself as superstitious, but 13 April 2003 was not what I would call a lucky day. It was the 22nd day of the ground war in Iraq and I was the officer in command of the emergency department of 34 Field Hospital. Seventeen days previously this had moved into Iraq in support of the 1st (UK) Armoured Division and had begun treating battle casualties on 27 March. Unusually the hospital was co-located far forward with the infantry… Expand
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