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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy



The 3rd FSU was attached to the CCS for twenty-one days and to the active MDSs for nine days and was operating every day after 3 April. Seventy per cent of the cases were serious. Altogether, 150 operations were performed, with six deaths. One gas gangrene case recovered. Of the abdomens, six lived and six died (the only deaths). The abdominal injuries were very severe in type. The anaesthetics employed were: pentothal in 115 cases; pentothal and inhalation, 24; local, 4.