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Leading surgeon urges civilian trauma healthcare to follow military’s lead
Los Angeles Times

War has often spurred medical advances: immunization against tetanus during World War I, the perfection of penicillin during World War II, and more.

Now a leading San Diego physician wants the medical and political establishments in the United States to improve trauma care for civilians by adopting a system akin to that developed by the U.S. military to treat battlefield casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan.