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BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 09 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6334

More British soldiers in Afghanistan are losing limbs: A total of 53 British soldiers serving in Afghanistan had amputations up to the end of September this year, whereas the number for the whole of last year was 55, says the Ministry of Defence. Doctors are also treating an increasing number of soldiers with double and triple amputations. Better evacuation arrangements have improved survival on the frontline.

Resignation of doctors’ critic is welcomed: …

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