From 1914’s grim reality to today’s virtual reality.
One hundred years ago today, the first shots of the First World War were fired. To mark the anniversary, the NATO Review team brings you a new documentary film which asks: if any good came out of the carnage of the ‘Great War’, was it advances in medicine?
The video looks at how medical advances that began 100 years ago are still in use today – in both military and civilian hospitals. It also asks medical, military and history experts whether treatment of today’s combat injuries – such as improvised explosive device (IED) strikes and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – were influenced by treatment a century ago of injuries such as shellshock. And it highlights how technology is now on the frontline of medical treatment.
· the photo-story: What a WWI soldier could expect (Warning: some may find certain images disturbing.)an article “100 Years of Changing Combat, Changing Healthcare”