Definition | What Medics
Combat Medicine |
Medic- 1. A physicion or surgeon.
2. A military medical corpsman
(They are also known as "Commando
Doctors" or "Doc")
What Medics Do
- They cured battelfield injuries
that inlcuded gunshot wounds, shrapnel,x trauma from
explosions, limbs that were damaged, sprains, burns, and
- Some medics worked on hospital
ships, some worked in the battelfield, and some worked in
- They cure people if they are
sick with deseases like malaria.
- They transport injured troops
to safety by helicopter, by landing craft, by ambulances,
or by carrying them.
- A medic's nickname was
- Medics were trained for
ten-sixteen weeks for basic hospital skills.
- Even though medics were'nt
supposed to carry guns, they did.
- Medics had to treat prisoners
- The Red Cross sometimes helped
- Medics gave wounded soldiers
morphine to help relive pain.
- Medics were often a big target
for the enemy.
- A handful of medics won the
highest medal in the military, usually for treating
injuries under enemy fire.
- The medic's symbol was a Red
- Doctor's are medics, but medics
aren't always doctors.
- They did not perform surgery;
surgery was done in hospitals and clearing
Many medical advantages have been
made during periods of war. The first ambulences, field
hospitals, and first aid were used in Napoleon's army.
Later, helicopter evacuation was used in the Korean War.
After World War 1, a mobile surgical unit was made.
Other Medical Helpers
The RedCross donated mateirials
that were needed and helped the wounded. Thet also gave
homes to people who's home was lost. They helped in world
WarII, the Vietnam War, and many other wars.