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Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2006 Sep;18(3):387-401.

A historical review of penetrating abdominal trauma.

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  • 1Temple University Hospital, Temple University Children's Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Cindy.blank-reid@tuhs.temple.edu

Abstract

The course of history changed because of the deaths of these two men. Although the world doesn't remember Chester Allan Arthur (JAG's Vice President), Theodore Roosevelt became one of our most popular presidents. Neither president's injuries were life-threatening, but they died of postoperative complications. The technology and treatment used for penetrating abdominal trauma have changed tremendously over the past 100 years. Both presidents would survive if they sustained their injuries today.

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