|Surgery for Victims of War (ICRC, 1998, 225 p.)|
to the 1st edition
The ICRC thanks the editors and all the authors of this manual on war surgery, particularly Mr. Frank Stening who wrote the first draft for it in 1982.
The wide experience in war surgery brought by all the contributors made it possible to define and establish the major aspects of the treatment of war wounded. Without the time and energy they gave on a voluntary basis the book would never have materialized.
Thanks are especially due to Mr. Soeren Kromann Jensen for all the work he did in planning the illustrations, which were completed by Ms. Penelope Zylstra, to Ms. Irène Deslarzes for her great patience and persistence in typing the text, and to Ms. Elisabeth Nyffenegger for her diplomacy and efficiency in organizing the two meetings in Geneva and enabling the authors to maintain regular contact with each other.
Appreciation must go to all the surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, physiotherapists and nursing aides, whether from the ICRC and the National Societies or locally recruited, without whose dedicated work this manual would not have been possible.
to the 3rd edition
This 3rd edition was brought out in response to the demands of many surgeons around the world. It is not just a reprint of the 2nd edition, but a thoroughly revised version, the text having been modified to take into account current ICRC thinking on matters pertaining to war surgery. It was edited for language and lay-out by Ms Angela Haden. Many thanks goes to her, to Ms Jacqueline Kopp, who did the initial typing, and to the two previous editors, Dr Daniel Dufour and Dr Robin Gray, who gave their permission for me to work freely on this edition.