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A century of British military neurosurgery
  1. Peter A Stanworth
  1. Correspondence to Lt Col Peter A Stanworth, Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry CV2 2DX, UK; peterstanworth{at}btinternet.com

Abstract

At the time of the Boer War in 1899 penetrating head injuries, which formed a large proportion of the battlefield casualties, resulted in almost 100% mortality. Since that time up to the present day, significant improvements in technique, equipment and organisation have reduced the mortality to about 10%.

  • military
  • traumatic brain injury
  • NEUROSURGERY
  • history
  • Received May 18, 2015.
  • Revision received June 25, 2015.
  • Accepted July 4, 2015.

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  • Received May 18, 2015.
  • Revision received June 25, 2015.
  • Accepted July 4, 2015.
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