Korean War : The United States Essay

1624 Words Apr 13th, 2016 7 Pages
It has been said “We had it drilled into us time and time again: 'If someone above you falls, grip tightly to the vertical rope and cradle that person in your arms until help can get to you. '...If someone fell down on me I swear I would have bitten him on the ass and would keep on biting until he got off on his own.” –C.S Crawford, Four deuces: A Korean War Story. While some argue that the US involvement with the Korean War was not a smart idea, the truth is that there was a lot of reasoning for joining the Korean War because the “exportation” of communism and Korean was in a tense relation from the cold war and the development of stronger medical practice also racial integration and the over change of the United States structure.

The first argument is the action of the United States joining the Korean War gave the United States a better understanding of procedures in the medical field. The Korean War made our medical services for both those who are fighting back in the Korean War and those fighting today have a better chance of surviving more fatal injuries. Also there was a huge advance for medical technologies back in the states. One major advance was arterial repairs As Otto F. Apel M.D., Pat Apel argued in MASH: An Army Surgeon “Only a total of approximately 200 arterial repair procedures were done in Korea. Arterial repair was an advance of the Korean War pioneered stateside at Walter Reed” During world War I and World War II prior to the advance of medical…

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