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Damage Control Management in the Polytrauma Patient

Russell L. Gruen, MBBS, PhD, FRACS
JAMA. 2011;306(5):552-553. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1074.
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Edited by Hans-Christoph Pape, Andrew B. Peitzman, C. William Schwab, and Peter V. Giannoudis
463 pp, $139
New York, NY, Springer, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-387-89507-9

Damage control is a naval term first used during World War II to describe emergency measures for control of flooding that threatens to sink a ship. A range of simple or complex procedures may be used, but the central goal is to ensure survival of the ship until it reaches a port where definitive repairs can be safely performed.


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