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February 14, 2001

Public HealthSave Lives, Save Limbs: Life Support for Victims of Mines, Wars, and Accidents

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Hans Husum, Mads Gilbert, and Torben Wisborg, 226 pp, with illus, paper, $10, ISBN 983-9747-42-8; Third World Network, 228 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia, http://www.twnside.org.sg/, twn@igc.apc.org; 2000.

JAMA. 2001;285(6):812-813. doi:10.1001/jama.285.6.812-JBK0214-2-1

Using the excellent handbook for medics Save Lives, Save Limbs will enable the world to give appropriate early care to thousands of trauma victims.

There is an ongoing international epidemic of land mine injuries. These injuries will continue until there is universalization of the 1997 Ottawa Treaty and all mines are removed from the soil. Although the number of injuries (estimated at 2000 a month by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines) is small compared with the number of road collisions, fear of mines renders vast areas of the world undevelopable for agriculture, living, or industry.

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