War and the Advances in Medicine, as a Text
So, Matt you are indeed the coolest—-I promised to mention that up front in exchange for the link.
Textbook Details Progress In Wartime Surgery from NPR
Hetz, who was deployed to Iraq twice, says the battlefield helps surgeons hone existing medical practices with a finer edge. One procedure that he says improved is called “damage control” — a procedure during which the major focus “is to stop the bleeding and further contamination” — whatever doctors can do to get the patient out of the operating room and to a place where he or she can be resuscitated. The process is faster and more effective, enabling higher survival rates.
The coffee-table sized book is not designed for public use. It features more than 400 pages of detailed case studies presented alongside graphic and often disturbing images. These photographs, informal and gruesome, were often taken on consumer digital cameras belonging to doctors and soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This is going on my Amazon Wish List.
Thanks again Matt!