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Over the past 200 years, the treatment of wounded soldiers on the battlefield has changed dramatically, leading to higher survival rates than ever before.

During the Napoleonic wars at the beginning of the 19th century, poor hygiene and a lack of antibiotics, meant many more soldiers died of disease than wounds.

The lack of mobile and field hospitals meant it could take days to get a wounded soldier to a hospital where they could be tended to. Read full article »

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