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Landmines, bombs and bullets - a public health issue

Professor David Rowley, Academic Head of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the University of Dundee, discusses the consequences of warfare.

The human cost of war is well understood and our screens become increasingly bombarded with horrible images. The medium and long-term consequence of high technology warfare in developing countries is much less understood. The effects on the social and economic lives of those living during and after conflict are considerable.

Non governmental organisations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross can do much in informing governments about the consequences of their actions in warfare. The social responsibility of doctors to collect and share information about the consequences of bullets, bombs and landmines cannot be over estimated.

Professor Rowley will graphically discuss the consequences of warfare both in the immediate effects on individuals and the consequences on their society. Understanding the epidemiology of warfare is as important as treating consequences of such human tragedies. The role of doctors in prevention applies as much to war as it does to disease.


Professor David I Rowley | talks


Date and Time:

19 January 2006 at 7:30 pm


1 hour



Symposium Hall
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
10 Hill Sqaure

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The Edinburgh Lectures
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