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Give 2 reasons why treating wounded soldiers in WW1 was so difficult?
1). The conditions were dangerous, explosions etc. 2). Large number of injuries
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Who pioneered plastic surgery in the British Army during WW1?
Harold Giles
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When were X-Rays discovered?
1895
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Name 4 factors which could be used to explain why surgery was transformed across the years 1845-1918?
1). Discovery of X-Rays in 1895. 2). Development of Germ Theory 3). Spread of ideas. 4). Improved anaesthetics - John Snow inhaler
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In 1916 what did Francis Rous and James Turner find that allowed blood to keep for longer?
Adding citrate glucose solution to the blood
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In 1917 at the Battle of Cambrai, what was set up?
The first blood depot.
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What did this blood depot do?
It allowed O type blood to be given to wounded soldiers. (O is safe for all)
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