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The process of determining which casualties (as from an accident, disaster, military battle, or explosion of nuclear weapons) need urgent treatment, which ones are well enough to go untreated, and which ones are beyond hope of benefit from treatment.



in medieval France the right and custom of lords to allot to themselves a portion of the common lands, usually one-third. Triage, widely practiced in the 18th century, was abolished by the French Revolution.

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Military medicine has developed into a sophisticated specialty (and) includes such disciplines as tropical medicine, nuclear warfare, chemical weapons, flight surgery, industrial medicine, hygiene, disaster triage, transport and the care of the wounded during transport, combat nutrition, immunisations, epidemiology, management of venomous bites and stings, and the emotional disorders of military life.

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