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Time for a ban on landmines

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 10 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:366

Workload resulting from landmine injuries is huge burden on hospitals

  1. Eddie Chaloner
  1. Registrar in surgery Royal London Hospital, London E1 1BB

    EDITOR,—One aspect of the epidemic of antipersonnel landmines1 that is often overlooked is the implication for the indigenous surgical services of the constant flow of injuries caused by the mines.2 The countries affected are the ones least able to help themselves, with surgical provisions already stretched to the limit. Few figures exist on the epidemiology of landmine injuries …

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