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close this bookThe Medical Profession and the Effects of Weapons - Report of the Symposium (International Committee of the Red Cross , 1996, 62 p.)
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View the document3. Weapons: A Question of Health?
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5. Correspondence and related publications since the Symposium

One participant undertook to find an alternative name for the medical subject of the effects of weapons rather than the term “vulnerology” (see working group 6). “Pleigmatology” was suggested; this word stems from a Greek verb occasionally used in the 5th century BC and relates to wounded warriors and what happens to them.

Articles published since the Symposium

Ramsey S, Experts plan reduction of harm caused by weapons. Lancet 1996;347:749

Genetic weapons. Foreign Report (Jane’s Information Group) 14 March 1996.

Coupland R, The effects of weapons: defining superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering. Medicine and Global Survival 1996;3:A1.

Coupland R, The effects of weapons: surgical challenge and medical dilemma. The Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1996; 41:65-71.

Holdstock D, The International Committee of the Red Cross: The Medical Profession and the Effects of Weapons. Medicine, Conflict and Survival 1996; 12:254-256.