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Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 12:15 p.m. PST

Rather an interesting article on plastic surgery in the Great War:

(I'd suggest you don't click the link if you're a bit squeamish)
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What other medical breakthroughs did WW1 produce?

Wherethestreetshavnoname24 Apr 2018 1:09 p.m. PST

De Page's 5 stage system of triage.
The Carrel-Deakin method of treating abdominal wounds.
The widespread use of X-ray machines to asses injuries before surgery.
Improved blood transfusion and whole blood storage using anti-coagulants.

Wars always lead medical innovation…

Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 3:39 p.m. PST

De Page's 5 stage system of triage.
The Carrel-Deakin method of treating abdominal wounds.
The widespread use of X-ray machines to assesS injuries before surgery.
Improved blood transfusion and whole blood storage using anti-coagulants.


Impressive list.

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