How military history can inspire medical intervention

Posted On 2021-07-26 14:32:30

Our three-panel picture demonstrates how contemporary observers derived a precise description of historical events from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, how they translated these descriptions into military concepts, and how, over centuries, these concepts have matured into general models of military intervention. Today, such models serve as inspiration for high-ranking military leaders. Military and medical intervention takes place in substantially different settings and they have profoundly different objectives. Nonetheless, in this essay we show how concepts and models from military history can inspire medical intervention.

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