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Non-combatants are often injured while clearing mines

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 07 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:861
  1. Shehan Hettiaratchy (, research fellow,
  2. Eddie Chaloner, managing director,
  3. Phil Jones, former operations officer, HALO Trust
  1. Division of Plastic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
  2. Medical Diversity Ltd, London W2 3NA
  3. c/o Naval and Military Club, London SW1Y 4JU

    EDITOR—Having worked for the HALO Trust—a British mine clearance organisation—as doctors (SH, EC) and mine clearers (PJ) in various parts of the world, we were interested in Hanevik and Kvåle's paper on landmine injuries.1 We were surprised that most injuries were pattern 3 type as this …

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