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THE SPECTER of Desert Storm ground combat is intensifying military medical efforts.
The surgeons general of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and the medical officer of the US Marine Corps say they are pleased with the quantity, quality, and mix of skills of physicians and other medical team members...
AMONG THREATS associated with modern warfare is potential use of biological or chemical weapons.
Nowhere is this more true today than in the Middle East. Desert Storm coalition troops are facing a foe with experience in using such weapons.
Although the Patriot defensive missile has been...
IRAQ'S brutalization of the first allied prisoners captured and its announcement that they are being used as "human shields" to protect Iraqi targets from attack have been condemned as violations of the Geneva Conventions by many world leaders and human rights groups, including the secretary...
THE VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) Department—preparing for whatever happens in Desert Storm—has 80 hospitals available as receiving centers for wounded personnel and another 79 hospitals as secondary support centers. More than 8000 beds can be available at 24 hours' notice and an additional 7000 beds...
ONE of only a handful of US Air Force (USAF) physicians who also are active military pilots is among the first servicemen to be listed as missing in the Persian Gulf War. Thomas Flagg Koritz, MD, the 37-year-old pilot of an F-15E jet, failed to return from a mission flown by members of the 335th...
"A SPECIAL repugnance toward chemical and biological warfare" (weapons that Saddam Hussein now threatens to use) may be expected of physicians because the use of these agents conflicts directly with ethical conduct standards from the Oath of Hippocrates to the Code of the World Medical...
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