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In the Main Military Clinical Hospital named after N.N. Burdenko held a departmental scientific and practical conference “Military surgery at the turn of the millennium.” The event was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the outstanding surgeon, scientist, teacher, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Major General of the Medical Service Nikolai Efimenko.

The conference participants discussed the origin, formation and development of military field surgery from Nikolai Pirogov to the present day.

At the turn of the century, military field surgery changed its appearance and developed during armed conflicts in recent decades. The modern doctrine of military field surgery is based on the vast experience of treating the wounded and injured in wars and military conflicts at the turn of the XX-XXI centuries (Afghanistan, Chechnya, Dagestan, Serbia, Abkhazia, Georgia, Syria), terrorist acts (Beslan), as well as disasters (earthquake in Armenia, Indonesia, etc.).

At the turn of the millennium (from 1998 to 2017), the head of the surgical service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation was Major General of the Medical Service, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Nikolai Alekseevich Efimenko. Over the past decades, with his participation, many cardinal problems of organizing assistance to the wounded and injured have been solved.

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