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Medical Developments in Warfare

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

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

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  • 1. Casualty Rates
  • 2. Napoleonic Age
    • First use of Military Hospitals
    • Triage system
      • Simple battlefield sorting system
    • Use of canned food
    • Some attempts at field sanitation and hygiene
    • No concept of germs
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  • 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
  • 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?
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  • 10. Vietnam War
    • Medevac process
      • Influences modern Life-flight system
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  • 12. Today Near Front line Trauma Care Full Surgical Hospitals Equipped like civilian hospitals
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