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Some Clinical Factors Involved in the Healing of War Wounds

Some Clinical Factors Involved in the Healing of War Wounds Abstract THE CONFLICT in Viet Nam has provided surgeons with an opportunity to gain further knowledge of the healing of traumatic injuries. The Seventh Field Hospital arrived in Japan with the mission of supporting the war effort in Viet Nam. Wounds are debrided initially in Viet Nam, and the more seriously injured men are then evacuated for definitive care. The US Army Medical Command, Japan, is directly concerned with the treatment of these evacuees. This study was devised in order to better understand some of the factors, particularly the wound flora, relating to the healing of these wounds. No attempt was made to review the entire subject comprehensively as this has been accomplished very well in the past.1,2 Method All patients evacuated from Viet Nam with combat-type wounds were considered for this study. Only those whose stay at the Seventh Field Hospital was completed by the time of tabulation of References 1. Howard, J.M., and Ravdin, I.S.: " Military Surgery ," in Moyer, CA., et al (eds.): Surgery, Principles and Practice , Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1965, pp 563-602. 2. Pulaski, E.J.: War Wounds , New Eng J Med 249:890-932, 1953.Crossref 3. Strawitz, J.G., et al: The Bacterial Flora of Healing Wounds , Surgery 37:400. 1955. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

Some Clinical Factors Involved in the Healing of War Wounds

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1968.01330200014002
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Abstract

Abstract THE CONFLICT in Viet Nam has provided surgeons with an opportunity to gain further knowledge of the healing of traumatic injuries. The Seventh Field Hospital arrived in Japan with the mission of supporting the war effort in Viet Nam. Wounds are debrided initially in Viet Nam, and the more seriously injured men are then evacuated for definitive care. The US Army Medical Command, Japan, is directly concerned with the treatment of these evacuees. This study was devised in order to better understand some of the factors, particularly the wound flora, relating to the healing of these wounds. No attempt was made to review the entire subject comprehensively as this has been accomplished very well in the past.1,2 Method All patients evacuated from Viet Nam with combat-type wounds were considered for this study. Only those whose stay at the Seventh Field Hospital was completed by the time of tabulation of References 1. Howard, J.M., and Ravdin, I.S.: " Military Surgery ," in Moyer, CA., et al (eds.): Surgery, Principles and Practice , Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1965, pp 563-602. 2. Pulaski, E.J.: War Wounds , New Eng J Med 249:890-932, 1953.Crossref 3. Strawitz, J.G., et al: The Bacterial Flora of Healing Wounds , Surgery 37:400. 1955.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1968

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