Bibliography on weapons and health


 Coupland RM, Leins K.   Science and Prohibited Weapons (Editorial). Science. 2005;308:1841.

 Coupland RM. Special Comment (Science, technology and the CBW regimes), Disarmament Forum. 2005; No 1; pp.3-6.


 Taback N, Coupland RM. Towards Collation and Modelling of the Global Cost of Armed Violence on Civilians. Medicine, Conflict and Survival. 2005;21:19-27.


 Coupland RM. Modeling armed violence: a tool for humanitarian dialogue in disarmament and arms control. - In Borrie J, Randin VM. (eds.), Alternative Approaches in Multilateral Decision Making. UNIDIR, Geneva 2005: pp. 39-49.

 Coupland RM. New weapons and methods of warfare. Current Problems of International Humanitarian Law III, 26th Roundtable. International Institute of International Humanitarian Law 2004: 93-97.


 Coupland RM. Ballistic trauma, armed violence and international law. - In Mahoney PF et al. (eds.), Ballistic trauma: a practical guide. London: Springer Verlag, 2004.


 Coupland RM. Incapacitating chemical weapons: one year after the Moscow theatre siege. Lancet. 2003;362:1346

 Coupland RM. For when logic deserts us: an analytical framework for armed violence. The Liaison. 2003:3;10-16.

 Coupland RM, Loye D. The 1899 Hague Declaration concerning expanding bullets: a treaty effective for more than 100 years faces complex contemporary issues. International Review of the Red Cross. 2003:85;135-142.

 Daoust I, Coupland RM and Ishoey R.   New wars, new weapons? The obligation of States to assess the legality of means and methods of warfare . International Review of the Red Cross. 2002:84;345-362.  Coupland RM.   Humanity: what is it and how does it influence international law? International Review of the Red Cross.



 Coupland RM. Armed violence. Medicine and Global Survival. 2001;7:33-37.


 Coupland RM, Molde A and Navein J.   Care in the field for victims of weapons of war , published by the ICRC, 2001.


 Coupland RM, Loye D. Legal and health issues: international humanitarian law and lethality or nonlethality of weapons. - In Janes Information Group (ed.), Non-lethal weapons. London 2000: pp. 60-66


 Coupland RM, Kneubuehl BP, Rowley DI, Bowyer GW. Wound ballistics, surgery and the law of war. Trauma. 2000;2:1-10.


 Coupland RM. The principles of wound management. - In: Corson JD, Williamson RCN (eds.), Surgery. Mosby, London 2000: pp.2.11.1-6.


 Michael M, Meddings DR, Ramez S, Gutiérrez-Fisac JL . Incidence of weapon injuries not related to interfactional combat in Afghanistan in 1996: prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal. 1999;319:412-415  Meddings DR, O'Connor S . Circumstances around weapons injry in Cambodia after departure of a peac ekeeping force: prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal. 1999;319:410-412  


 Coupland RM, Samnegaard HO . Effect of type and transfer of conventional weapons on civilian injuries: reptrospective analysis of prospective data from Red Cross hospitals. British Medical Journal. 1999;319:410-412  Coupland RM, Meddings DR . Mortality associated with use of weapons in armed conflicts, wartime atrocities, and civilian mass shootings: literature review. British Medical Journal. 1999;319:407-410  Coupland RM . Clinical and legal significance of fragmentation of bullets in relation to size of wounds: a retrospective analysis. Medical Journal. 1999;319:403-406  

 British Medical Association . Biotechnology, weapons and humanity. Harwood Academic Publishers 1999

 Meddings DR . Are most casualties non-combatants? British Medical Journal, 1997;315:1417-1420  

 Giannou C . Antipersonnel landmines: facts, fictions, and priorities. British Medical Journal, 1997;315:1453-1454  


 Meddings DR . Weapons injuries during and after periods of conflict: retrospective analysis. British Medical Journal, 1997;315:1417-1420  Coupland RM . Abhorrent weapons and " superfluous injury or unnecessary suffering " : from field surgery to law. British Medical Journal, 1997;3115:1450-1452  Coupland RM . " Non-lethal " weapons: precipitating a new arms race. British Medical Journal, 1997;315:72  


 Sommaruga C . Does the nature of mine injuries also justify a total ban? Landmines: demining news from the United Nations .   1996; 1.4:11


 The International Committee of the Red Cross . The Medical Professions and the Effects of Weapons: the symposium. International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, 1996

 Jeffrey SJ . Antipersonnel mines: who are the victims? J. Accid. Emerg. Med. 1996; 13: 343-346

 Ramsey S . (News: Lancet). Experts plan reduction of harm caused by weapons. The Lancet , 1996 , Vol. 347: 749

 Coupland RM . The effects of weapons: surgical challenge and medical dilemma.    Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1996; 41:65-71

 Coupland RM . The effect of weapons on health. The Lancet, 1996; Vol.347: 450-451

 Editorial . Weapons intended to blind. The Lancet, 1994; Dec. 17, Vol.344: 1649-1650


 Doswald-beck L . (Ed.). Blinding weapons. International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, 1993


 Coupland RM . Hand grenade injuries among civilians. JAMA 1993; 270: 24-626

 Russbach R . Casualties of Conflicts and Mine Warfare. " A Framework for Survival " - In: Cahill K.M., New-York Basic Books 1993

 Coupland RM, Hoikka V, Sjoeklint OG, Cuenod Ph, Cauderay GC , Doswald- Beck L . Assessment of bullet disruption in armed conflicts. The Lancet Jan .4 1992; 339: 35-37

 Coupland RM, Korver A . Injuries from antipersonnel mines: the experience of the International Committee of the Red Cross. British Medical Journal . 1991; 303: 1509 - 1512

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