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Today in Western countries, trauma victims are not male soldiers, but primarily civilians with non-wartime wounds secondary to both penetrating (gunshots, knives) and blunt mechanisms (motor vehicle collisions). The sex of the victims of trauma; however, continues to be predominantly male.

 

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What does it mean for us as a profession that so many trauma management advances occured during war time ?

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How has the military shaped our approach to trauma ? What the benefits and dangers of this ?