Gaceta médica de México
versión impresa ISSN 0016-3813
We describe how surgical trauma was managed in Mexico City from 1847 to 1912. Management included minimal interventions, generally ending with the patient's death. Other more radical procedures such as abdomen trauma proposed in 1874 and performed in 1898 are also described. A variety of techniques employed and type of trauma cases registered that yielded more radical attitudes that brought about the creation of public emergency rooms (the Cruz Verde) and military surgical rooms in railroad cars that oversaw the care of soldiers during the revolutionary period are discussed.
Palabras llave : History; trauma management; Mexico City.