Military Medical Technology

Medical technology has advanced rapidly since World War II and the military has adopted the changes, even leading the way in some areas. This section describes a few of the more interesting developments for widespread use in the field.

USMC LCPL Martinez, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, trains on the application of a tourniquet, MCBH, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, 13 December 2004
USMC LCPL Martinez, Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, trains on the application of a tourniquet, MCBH, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, 13 December 2004.

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Military Medical Technology

The military consumes vast quantities of medical material: supplies, instruments, equipment and supporting services. In areas like trauma care, the military has needs that far exceed the civilian sector, especially in wartime. Military leadership in some areas has brought forth new materials and technologies that save lives disrupted by combat but also extend the benefits to everyone, in or out of the service.

USAF Major Ann Lewandowski (L) describes the operation of the training aid mannequin called SimMan, a Universal Patient Simulator, to USAF Brigadier General Joseph E. Kelley, Assistant Surgeon General of Expeditionary Operations, Science and Technology, during BGen. Kelley's visit at the Expeditionary Medical System (EMEDS) hospital tent, Fort Lewis, WA, during Exercise SEAHAWK 2002, 17 July 2002
USAF Major Ann Lewandowski (L) describes the operation of the training aid mannequin called SimMan, a Universal Patient Simulator, to USAF Brigadier General Joseph E. Kelley, Assistant Surgeon General of Expeditionary Operations, Science and Technology, during BGen. Kelley's visit at the Expeditionary Medical System (EMEDS) hospital tent, Fort Lewis, WA, during Exercise SEAHAWK 2002, 17 July 2002.

This section of Olive-Drab.com Military Medicine highlights a few of the interesting technological developments that came from military needs or applications. Clink on the link to reach any topic on the list.

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