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241When the Trauma is Serious | Biomed Grid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.1, No. 6)

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Page : 241-244

Keywords : Biomedical Science and Research Journals; biomedical open access journals; biomedical journal impact factor; Biomed Grid;

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Abstract

Hippocrates wrote, “He who wishes to be a surgeon should go to war.” It is regrettable that rapid progress in trauma care is often strongly linked to armed conflict. William Mayo, many centuries later, affirmed, “Medicine is the only victor in war”[1]. Injuries caused by war often led to innovations in trauma care and surgical creativity. Others evolved through the natural path of external review by experts, publication and acceptance by colleagues. Investigating the treatment of serious injuries is very difficult and innovations are often driven by necessity rather than the scientific method [2]. However, the current rates of survival after severe trauma are the highest in the history of medicine and the recent improvements in medical care are attributable in part to the almost two decades of war on terrorism. In the United States, injuries are still the main cause of death among people aged 1-44, highlighting that they are not just a problem of wars

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