War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq: A Series of Cases, 2003-2007
Medical Challenges in the Midst of War
with a foreword by Bob Woodruff
This comprehensive new publication from The Borden Institute, an agency of the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School, describes the management of nearly 100 cases of acute combat trauma, conducted in the forward austere operative environment of war in the 21st century. Presented with accurate and vivid surgical photos, the cases encompass the spectrum of trauma that characterizes war today, as well as the medical interventions constantly evolving to treat these wounds.
With the most recent cases reported from combat hospitals within months of publication, this book presents emerging medical-surgical practice in real time. The authors discuss in detail such topics as:
War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq provides all medical professionals with insights into the extraordinary technical, clinical, and ethical challenges of their deployed colleagues. 2008. 464 pages.
Publisher: Defense Dept., Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute
Description: Specialty Volume of Textbooks of Military Medicine. TMM. Edited by Shawn Christian Nessen, Dave Edmond Lounsbury, and Stephen P. Hetz. Foreword by Bob Woodruff. Prepared especially for medical personnel. Provides the fundamental principles and priorities critical in managing the trauma of modern warfare. Contains concise supplemental material for for military surgeons deploying or preparing to deploy to a combat theater.
Year/Pages: 2008: 464 p.; ill.
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