The development of powerful new destructive weapons by our potential enemies demands realistic training for our soldiers and citizenry in the various aspects of military and civilian defense preparedness programs. To develop these programs, it has been noted that practical realistic demonstrations in the simulation of casualties must be an adjunct to comprehensive instruction on recognition, care, and treatment of casualties. The use of films, charts, graphs, and other visual aids has been highly successful, but no single medium has added more realistically to the efficient training of troops and civilians than simulations of casualties through the effective use of theatrical make-up, modeling clay, and moulages.
Experience has shown that proficiency and accuracy in the skill of simulating casualties can be attained only through repetitious training by skilled technicians under the supervision of professional personnel. The Army Medical Service School at Brooke Army Medical Center has pioneered, in the United