Practitioners of warfare and medicine have both considered their respective disciplines part art and part science.
Each has seen dramatic advances over the past several centuries, and the histories of progress in warfare and medical practice are inextricably intertwined.
For example, the congregation of large armies inspired the development of epidemiologic analysis and preventive medicine, which forestalled the disastrous loss of life that typified all wars through the U.S. Civil War.
Warfare also helped to clarify the critical distinction between medicine and health in several ways.
Battles generate tremendous demands on the trauma surgeon, which triggers advances in understanding of trauma, surgery, fluid and electrolyte management, first aid, and triage.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Médecine, Guerre, Prévention, Congrès
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Medicine, War, Prevention, Congress
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0542513
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.