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August 20, 1898

Wounds in War. The Mechanism of their Production and their Treatment.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(8):427. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450080053020

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Abstract

The author says truly in his preface "that no branch of surgery has undergone more important changes in consequence of the teachings of Lister and Pasteur than that of gunshot wounds."

There are fourteen chapters, divided as follows: 1. Introductory remarks on wounds by side arms, rifles, portable firearms and the mechanics of projectiles. 2. Characteristics of injuries produced by projectiles, 3. The primary phenomena and symptoms accompanying gunshot wounds (such as shock and hemorrhage). 4. Treatment of wounds in war. 5. General treatment of the bullet wounds. 6. Gunshot wounds of joints. 7. Gunshot wounds of hip-joints. 8. Gunshot wounds of the diaphyses of long bones. 9. Wounds of the head. 10. Wounds and injuries of the chest. 11. Wounds and injuries of the abdomen. 12. Injuries of the pelvis. 13. Defects and use of modern small arms in the wars of the future. 14. The Geneva Convention.

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