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Combat Medicine Operations Manual


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Acknowledgements Introduction 1: Combat readiness 2: First response 3: Evacuation of casualties 4: Anaesthesia 5: Vascular surgery 6: Orthopaedic surgery 7: Traumatic brain and facial injuries 8: Psychological trauma 9: Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons (CBRN) 10: Focus on the field hospital Epilogue Chapter end notes Sources and bibliography Appendix 1: Acronyms Appendix 2: Advances in medicine: timeline Iraq and Afghanistan Appendix 3: Courses currently available in the UK

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* Vivid insights into battlefield medicine from Korea to Afghanistan. * Authoritative medical history author with clinical background. * Includes coverage of first response, casevac, anaesthetics, vascular and orthopaedic surgery, traumatic head and facial injuries, psychological trauma, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons, and the role of field hospitals. * Fully illustrated with archive and present day imagery.

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Dr Penny Starns is an established historian and writer. She has a PhD in the history of medicine from the University of Bristol and has worked as a historical researcher for BBC Radio 4 and as a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, University of London and University of Bristol. Penny is author of Sisters of the Somme, Odette: World War Two's Darling Spy, Surviving Tenko: The True Story of Margot Turner, and Blitz Families: The Children who Stayed Behind. She lives in Bristol.

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