Advances in medicine in WW1

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Thomas Splint invented the splint

this allowed many people to make faster, better recoveries

October 1914

portable x-ray units allowed doctors

to find bullets and shrapnel easily

April 1916

The use of mustard gas bombs was very dangerous

this lead to the creation of the gasmask

1915 Discovered blood types

blood transfusions saved many soldiers lives

by replacing lost blood from injuries

Doctors and nurses were taken to the front line

to treat injured and sick soldiers in the trenches