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The evolution of war-zone medicine

Before the 18th century, injured soldiers were left to their fates on the battlefield. But as the art of modern warfare became more advanced, evacuating and treating patients quickly and efficiently became a priority. From the earliest ambulances to portable hospitals, this is how emergency medicine has evolved in the past 200 years.

Words by Sonia Zhuravlyova

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Sonia Zhuravlyova

Sonia Zhuravlyova is a journalist based in London. Her focus is urbanism and architecture – and she's especially keen on the history of post-war prefabs.