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New Zealand Medical Services in Middle East and Italy



The bad results that followed an attempt in the early days to carry out site-of-election amputations had led to the conservation of the maximum length of limb. Flaps were fashioned and small dressings of vaseline gauze held in place over the stump by two or three stitches. The badly damaged tissue in the traumatic amputations was thoroughly excised to prevent serious sepsis, which had been noticed so frequently in these cases. A great number of amputations of the feet were carried out as a result of mine injuries.