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Richard
12-13-2011, 06:24
Some interesting stats on medical treatment during Iraq campaign.

Richard :munchin

How A Simple Tool Saved Many U.S. Lives In Iraq
CBS, 8 Dec 2011

<snip>"We basically erased extremity bleeding as a cause of death on the battlefield," he (COL John McManus, CSH Cdr) said.

Extremity bleeding. Severed arms and legs. The consequences of those homemade bombs that were the most dangerous weapon employed in this war. One innovation saved thousands of lives.

It was a simple tool -- the tourniquet -- that saved more lives than any high-tech device developed in the last nine years.<snip>

Video report at:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57339769/how-a-simple-tool-saved-many-u.s-lives-in-iraq/?tag=mncol%3Blst%3B1