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January 31, 1931

Kratkiy kurs voenno-polevoy Khirurgii.

JAMA. 1931;96(5):382. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720310072039

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Abstract

This manual contains a summary of lectures on field army surgery delivered at the university clinic of Kazan in 1928 and 1929. The author stresses the most frequent surgical errors committed by field army physicians in the World War. Especial attention is called to the responsibility of physicians who are members of military committees entrusted with examination of the sick and the injured. Flerov gives a scheme for organization of surgical aid in the front line and along the line of communication. He considers coordination of medical activity, methods for transportation of the wounded, and arrangement and administration of surgical centers near the front line. Equipment necessary for protection against injuries from firearms or side-arms is described. One section of the manual contains chapters on sterilization of instruments, dressing materials and linen; on performance of operations and dressings in the open air, and on methods of anesthesia and treatment of

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