Medicine, international law and weapons

August 13, 1999

(Clinical and legal significance of fragmentation of bullets in relation to size of wounds: retrospective analysis) BMJ Volume 319 14 August 1999 pp403-6

(Mortality associated with use of weapons in armed conflicts, wartime atrocities and civilian mass shootings: literature review) BMJ Volume 319 14 August 1999 pp407-10

(Effect of type and transfer of conventional weapons on civilian injuries: retrospective analysis of prospective data from Red Cross hospitals) BMJ Volume 319 14 August 1999 pp410-412

(Circumstances around weapon injury in Cambodia after departure of a peacekeeping force: prospective cohort study) BMJ Volume 319 14 August 1999 pp412-5

(Incidence of weapon injuries not related to interfactional combat in Afghanistan in 1996: prospective cohort study) BMJ Volume 319 14 August 1999 pp415-7

Most of this week's issue of the BMJ is devoted to issues around medicine and international law. A number of researchers from the International Committee of the Red Cross report the findings of studies into the impact of modern weapons on both military and civilian populations
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Contact:

Robin Coupland, Surgeon, Unit of the Chief Medical Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
rcoupland@icrc.org

Dr. David Meddings, Epidemiologist, Unit of the chief Medical Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland
dmeddings@icrc.org

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