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%.
- traumatic brain injury
- Received May 18, 2015.
- Revision received June 25, 2015.
- Accepted July 4, 2015.
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