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War surgery: working with limited resources in armed conflict and other situations of violence – Volume 1

20-05-2009 Publication Ref. 0973 Christos Giannou, Marco Baldan

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ICRC surgical programmes for war victims have been developed over many years, based on "appropriate" responses for a given situation. This often involves making the best of limited resources in an austere environment. Volume 1 of this publication covers the basics of managing war injuries, as well as general topics.

Volume 1 deals with the general principles of war surgery. Volume 2 deals with the wound ballistics, epidemiology, clinical picture, surgical treatment and complications of war wounds.

See also: interview with Christos Giannou, co-author of this publication.

Note: the downloadable PDF version contains a number of minor corrections to match the French version; these, however, do not affect the medical pertinence of the printed version.


  • Author(s): Christos Giannou, Marco Baldan
  • Copyright: ICRC
  • Release year: 2009
  • Languages available: English, French
  • Type of product: Book
  • Price: CHF 10.-
  • Reference: 0973

Volume 1, 351 pp., 21 x 30 cm, illus., photos, including multimedia CD-Rom.

See also: Volume 2