Treatment of war wounds: a historical review.

  title={Treatment of war wounds: a historical review.},
  author={Maurice M Manring and Alan James Hawk and Jason H Calhoun and Romney C. Andersen},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={467 8},
The treatment of war wounds is an ancient art, constantly refined to reflect improvements in weapons technology, transportation, antiseptic practices, and surgical techniques. Throughout most of the history of warfare, more soldiers died from disease than combat wounds, and misconceptions regarding the best timing and mode of treatment for injuries often resulted in more harm than good. Since the 19th century, mortality from war wounds steadily decreased as surgeons on all sides of conflicts… CONTINUE READING

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