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April 20, 1940

War Wounds and Air Raid Casualties

JAMA. 1940;114(16):1585. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810160087037

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Abstract

This is a series of twenty-three pertinent articles by authoritative writers republished from the British Medical Journal, with a foreword by W. P. MacArthur, Lieutenant General, Director General, British Army Medical Service. Chapters are devoted to the discussion of injuries of the head, chest, abdomen, genito-urinary tract, extremities, and peripheral nerve and blood vessels. Other chapters cover the subjects of shock, transfusions, amputations, chemical warfare, air raid precautions, effects of high explosives, and psychologic emergencies during war. The text is given largely to consideration of the treatment of the types of casualties noted. Discussions of medical field service and the organization of aid posts and hospitals are also included. It will be readily understood that only the most essential facts can be recorded in a book of such small volume. It is unhesitatingly recommended for the reader who desires a brief but authoritative discussion of the conditions which the medical

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