Medical Developments in Warfare

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A brief look at how military medical issues have changed over the years.

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Medical Developments in Warfare

  1. 1. Casualty Rates
  2. 2. Napoleonic Age <ul><li>First use of Military Hospitals </li></ul><ul><li>Triage system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple battlefield sorting system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use of canned food </li></ul><ul><li>Some attempts at field sanitation and hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>No concept of germs </li></ul>
  3. 4. WWI: 8 out of every 100 Wounded Died WWI: 4 out of every 100 Wounded Died Vietnam: 2.5 out of every 100 Wounded Died Iraq: .13 out of every 100 Wounded Died
  4. 5. Military Casualties Why has the ratio of Killed to Wounded changed over time? What is the #1 killer of soldiers in war? Has this changed?
  5. 10. Vietnam War <ul><li>Medevac process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Influences modern Life-flight system </li></ul></ul>
  6. 12. Today Near Front line Trauma Care Full Surgical Hospitals Equipped like civilian hospitals

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