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Year 2009 Vol. 17 No 1
HISTORY OF SURGERY
«LET’S COMRADE REMEMBER AFGHANISTAN...»
In the article the initial period of surgical support organization of the forces limited contingent in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan is described. The problems and troubles, which military surgeons ran into, are shown. Despite poor material provision of the medical elements and lack for qualified personnel in the majority of them, the leading specialists managed to organize training of the staff to the principles and methods of the wound treatment in short terms and to provide timely qualified aid rendering to the Soviet soldiers.