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Medicine, Military

The term military medicine denotes a specific field of medicine that focuses on caring for soldiers during war. Today, the military has approximately 39,000 combat medics who are responsible for directly administering treatment to military personnel. Their special training in emergency care is first-rate and has resulted in an increasingly high rate of injury survival. One of the primary goals of the Military Health System is to safeguard U.S. military personnel during times of war and peace. The U.S. military has historically been at the forefront of medical advancement. Since their introduction, military physicians have provided critical care and preventive medicine to all soldiers. Recently, the Military Health System began administering care to the relatives of military personnel. Moreover, military medicine has introduced the wider ...

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