oa South African Medical Journal - Gunshot wounds of the South African War
|Article Title||Gunshot wounds of the South African War|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Oct 1971|
|Pages||1089 - 1094|
|Keyword(s)||Emergency medicine, Gunshot wound, Medical history, South African war and War wounds|
This historical glimpse into one particular corner of the South African war, the gunshot wounds suffered by soldier and succoured by surgeon, purposes to show that despite initial misgivings about the expected ugliness of the wounds which were to be caused by the Mauser and Lee-Metford projectiles on the battlefield, according to the ballistic experts, they turned out to be of remarkably benign nature to the astonishment of all military surgeons who had to do with them, and, in historical review, might be regarded as unique.
Article metrics loading...