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

Robin Coupland, Surgeon, Unit of the Chief Medical Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland

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


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