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On the sharp end of the rope: “Doc McLaren” on saving UN troops in Mali

Royal College Staff
March 26, 2019 | Author: Royal College Staff
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This was it. As Andrew McLaren, MD, FRCPC, braced for impact, the CH-147F Chinook ditched rapidly to the water’s surface. The 17-tonne beast hit the surface, teetering for a moment before overturning; it just couldn’t sustain the weight of the twin engines overhead. The shock of the cold water was breathtaking, but he’d been in […]

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War and medicine

Andrew Padmos
November 8, 2018 | Author: Andrew Padmos
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Dear colleagues, War and medicine have a storied history. As Dr. Jonathan Larmonth Meakins, OC, FRCSC, a member of our History and Heritage Advisory Committee, said, “Wartime is a crucible in which major advances are made.” These include advances in the treatment of infectious diseases, wound management and therapies, skin grafting techniques and more. It […]

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