Medic! First Aid in Combat, From WW1 Trenches to Operation Iraqi Freedom

Medic! First Aid in Combat, From WW1 Trenches to Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Up until the recent past, if a soldier was wounded in battle, he remained in the field where he had fallen without hope of rescue. Maybe a comrade would drag him to safety, but more likely he would remain there for days, hoping for aid (or, barring that, death). Not that ancients knew nothing of combat medicine. Alexander the Great had tourniquets applied to soldiers with bleeding extremity wounds. Stretchers made of wicker were used in medieval battles. Triage was used in the Napoleonic corps. ... See More

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