World War I: Tetanus And Plastic Surgery

 

VICTIMS OF mustard gas, American soldiers of the 82nd and 89th divisions lie in a field north of Royaumeix, France, too numerous to be cared for in the nearby field hospital. New weapons like gas and the increasing efficiency of conventional weaponry meant ever larger numbers of wounded men: this war saw dramatic improvements in the number and quality of hospitals and in triage—the method of sorting the wounded.

 
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