A Look At How The Causes Of War Casualties Have Changed Through American History

Medical Daily


Americans have been involved in a lot of conflicts, from the Revolutionary War to recent military excursions in the Middle East. Military technology has changed significantly in the past 200+ years of U.S. existence, and so have war medicine and the causes of conflict-related death and casualties. Until more recent decades, at least, disease and lack of proper medicine/sanitation played a huge role in American casualties. Here’s a brief history on causes of war death across some of the major wars in which the U.S. has played a part.