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Battlefield medicine

An illustration showing a variety of wounds from the "Fieldmanual for the treatment of wounds" ("Feldbuch der Wundarznei") by Hans von Gersdorff, (1517).

Battlefield medicine is the treatment of soldiers in or near an area of combat. Medicine has been greatly advanced by procedures that were developed in order to treat the wounds inflicted during combat.

Among the notable medical advances made on the battlefield:

See also: History of medicine, Timeline of medicine and medical technology

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