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    Volume 40, Issue 2 (March 1995)

    The Medical Examiner in War

    (Received 19 February 1993; accepted 30 July 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Loss of human life is one of the tragic costs of war. While combat deaths are expected, non-combat deaths during a military operation often come as a surprise to military planners and the public. During Operation Desert Storm, all United States deaths related to the Gulf War were classified according to circumstances as either hostile or non-hostile. We reviewed all deaths classified as non-hostile during Operation Desert Storm, from January 16, 1991 through April 17, 1991. These deaths were compared with the death rate recorded for all Armed Forces personnel during a recent year (Fiscal Year 1989) in which there was no hostile activity. The emphasis is on cause and manner of death. Representative cases are briefly discussed.


    Author Information:

    Burns, AC
    LCDR, MC, USN, Associate Medical Examiner; CDR, MC, USN, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, MC, USAR, Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, USAF, MC, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Oxley, DW
    LCDR, MC, USN, Associate Medical Examiner; CDR, MC, USN, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, MC, USAR, Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, USAF, MC, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Reiber, KB
    LCDR, MC, USN, Associate Medical Examiner; CDR, MC, USN, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, MC, USAR, Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, USAF, MC, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

    Gormley, WT
    LCDR, MC, USN, Associate Medical Examiner; CDR, MC, USN, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, MC, USAR, Deputy Medical Examiner; COL, USAF, MC, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS15340J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15340J

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