Physicians and the Navy Cross: A treatise on courage

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Heroism among military physicians has been heralded throughout our history. Four Navy trauma surgeons who received the Navy Cross for extraordinary service during the Vietnam War were studied with reference to their early lives, the events leading to the act for which they received the Navy Cross, and their later lives. Their heroic feats dramatize the corporeal and intellectual courage that has been displayed by generations of physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)896-902
Number of pages7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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