Medicine: War Wounds

Military surgeons work by one rule of thumb: patch up and move on. At frontline dressing stations neither time nor sentiment is wasted on the hopelessly injured. A seriously wounded man has to survive the long stretcher trip through collecting station, hospital station, evacuation hospital to base hospital, some 30 or 40 miles behind the lines, before he is permitted the medical luxuries of thoroughgoing surgical care.

Though overworked army surgeons in World War I had to work thus, with a lick & a promise, great were the medical lessons they learned. Brilliant U....

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