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JAMA 100 Years Ago
August 6, 2003

The Wounded in the Wars of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries.The Wounded in the Wars of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries.

JAMA. 2003;290(5):678. doi:10.1001/jama.290.5.678-a

CURRENT MEDICAL LITERATURE.—Brunner's article is a comprehensive illustrated, historical review of the treatment of the wounded and of military medical and surgical affairs generally in the various campaigns of Europe before 1600. His facts and illustrations are derived from old chronicles, paintings, frescoes, stained glass windows, etc., and form a most interesting portrayal of the conditions then prevailing. The wounded were abandoned to the conquerors. The first attempt to depart from this barbarous practice seems to have been by the Swiss at the battle of Marigniano during the early part of the sixteenth century. In their defeat they carried their wounded away with them. (1903;41:641)

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