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From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan: half a century of blast injuries
  1. Ruth McGuire1,
  2. A Hepper1 and
  3. K Harrison2
  1. 1 Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury, UK
  2. 2 Ministry of Defence, Defence Statistics (Health), Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to A Hepper, Platform Sciences, Dstl Porton Down, Salisbury SP4 0JQ, UK; aehepper{at}dstl.gov.uk

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  • Contributors AH conceived the study. RM conducted the work with guidance from AH and KH. The original data were collated by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine and RM. All authors have approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Detail has been removed from this case description/these case descriptions to ensure anonymity. The editors and reviewers have seen the detailed information available and are satisfied that the information backs up the case the authors are making.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors AH conceived the study. RM conducted the work with guidance from AH and KH. The original data were collated by the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Academic Department of Military Emergency Medicine and RM. All authors have approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Detail has been removed from this case description/these case descriptions to ensure anonymity. The editors and reviewers have seen the detailed information available and are satisfied that the information backs up the case the authors are making.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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