Emergency War Surgery (4th ed., 2013) is an updated version from an earlier publication published by the U.S. Army’s Office of the Surgeon General, and contains the lessons learned by U.S. Army physicians in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is a compilation of state-of-the-art principles and practices of trauma surgery on the battlefield that is currently being used by the US Military Health System. War surgery and treatment of combat casualties at far-forward locations, frequently under austere conditions, continue to save lives. Military medical personnel provide outstanding health support to those who serve in harm’s way. As war has evolved, so has medical support to those who fight. Today, American service members face a new terrain of mobile urban conflict. Despite advances in personal and force protection, our forces remain vulnerable to blast wounds, burns, and multiple penetrating injuries not usually encountered in civilian settings. This publication expertly addresses the appropriate medical management of these and other battle and non-battle injuries. Contributors to this edition have drawn on the experiences of colleagues who recently returned from tours of duty in Southwest Asia to provide the most current handbook. Emergency War Surgery (4th ed., 2013) is now available (in the Ukrainian and English editions) free of charge on our website.
Emergency War Surgery
Emergency War Surgery (English ed.)