20 January 2011

How Treatment of Wounded Troops Helps Injured Civilians

Good story from the UK's Sky News about how advances in trauma medicine learned in wartime are rolled out to the civilian population.

A British woman badly injured in a car accident tells her story:

"I don't remember anything about the accident or the initial aftermath, but I know my husband was told to prepare for the worst.

"There was a chance that I would lose both my legs and an arm, but that didn't happen.

"What they did for me was amazing and a lot of it was down to the knowledge they had from treating badly injured soldiers.

"They literally took my arm off and put it on a table so they could work on it and they did the same with my leg."

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