Accession Number : ADA305002

Title :   Emergency War Surgery. First United States Revision of the Emergency War Surgery NATO Handbook.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SURGEON GENERAL (ARMY) FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Whelan, Thomas J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA305002

Report Date : 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 405

Abstract : Military surgery is a development within the art and science of surgery which is designed to carry out a specialized, essential, and highly significant mission under the adverse conditions of war. The additional necessity of haste in caring for a continuous flow of battle casualties does not mean that military surgery is carried out in an atmosphere of confusion and disorder or that standard principles of treatment are abandoned. On the contrary, as all past military medical history shows, intelligent planning and training, in anticipation of the needs of the emergency, have made possible an enviable record in military medicine.

Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES, *MILITARY MEDICINE, *MEDICAL SERVICES, *SURGERY, MILITARY HISTORY, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, PLANNING, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, CASUALTIES, FLOW, BATTLES, ATMOSPHERES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE