Accession Number : ADA291752

Title :   Surgery in World War II. Orthopedic Surgery in the Mediterranean Theater Of Operations.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Coates, John B., Jr. ; Ceveland, Mather ; McFetridge, Elizabeth M.

PDF Url : ADA291752

Report Date : 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 382

Abstract : Orthopedic surgery in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations developed by a process of evolution. One would almost be justified in saying that the surgery which was first performed was pioneering in character. Certainly, one is justified in saying that the early endeavors culminated in superb treatment of combat-incurred injuries of the extremities. The Mediterranean theater thus served as a testing ground for the principles and techniques which were applied with such success in the later campaigns in this theater and by which these injuries were treated in the European Theater of Operations in 1944 and 1945.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *MILITARY SURGEONS, *SURGERY, *ORTHOPEDICS, EUROPE, WARFARE, GLOBAL, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE