Trauma is not a surgical disease.

  • Paul B Lane
  • Published 1989 in Archives of emergency medicine


It is often claimed, usually with much emphasis and conviction, that 'trauma is a surgical disease!' But think about that statement-do we define disease processes by modes of therapy? Is acute psychosis a neuroleptic disease? Is low back pain a physiotherapeutic disease? Is sigmoid volvulus an endoscopic disease? Of course not! Trauma is the anatomical and… (More)


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