WWI advances in medical treatment

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  • Created on: 24-02-18 17:47
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  • Attrition: wearing down the enemy
    • Tactic used in WW1
    • ww1 advances in medical treatment
      • Powerful guns = More severe wounds
        • Bullet wounds caused infection deep in body
          • Surgeons searched for ways to prevent infections
            • Didn't fully succeed
            • Suffering inspired some to search harder for effective way to fight infection
      • X-rays
        • invented before the war
        • Used to find bullets and shrapnel in the body
          • X-rays now being used routinely
      • Blood transfusion
        • Used effectively for the first time
        • Improvement in methods of storing and transporting bood
      • Low standard of health among recruits
        • Made gov worried about the general pops health
          • Want to improve healthcare at home more
      • Soldiers promised good housing when they returned
        • 'Homes for heroes'
          • Speaded up getting rid of slums in britian
            • areas rebuilt
      • Surgery
        • Brocken bones commen
          • New techniques developed to repair bones, and to preform skin grapghs
            • Formed basis of plastic surgery
        • Head wounds commen
          • Brain surgery advanced
      • Surgeons learned skill quickly in battlefield
        • Specialist surgeon
      • Bullet wounds caused infection deep in body
        • Surgeons searched for ways to prevent infections
          • Didn't fully succeed
          • Suffering inspired some to search harder for effective way to fight infection

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