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Special Forces Medicine in Israel

Fall 2014

Ostfeld I, Paran H, Chen J, Barneis Y, Dreyfuss U, Kedem H, Glassberg E. 14(3). 116 - 120. (Journal Article)


The Special Forces (SF) of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) have a long and pioneering history in tactical and medical aspects. Moreover, the importance of medical assistance is highly regarded in the Israeli SF community. Consequently, as current military challenges of Israel increase, the need for SF activity and for its medical support increases as well. Therefore, the authors anticipate that further development of SF medicine (SFM), as a specific branch of military medicine in Israel, will continue.

Keywords: Special Forces; Special Forces medicine; military medicine; Israel Defense Force; My Brother's Keeper

PMID: 25344720

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