Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Mon Feb 4 12:04:25 UTC 2013

There's a tale of this happening going back to at least WWII, except that it
was a friend of the wounded man who had the gun and insisted the doctor
treat the man. It's told in Cornelius Ryan's "A Bridge Too Far." IIRC (it's
been a long time since I read the book), Ryan could not verify that it
actually happened, but he said it was too good a story not to tell. James
Caan plays the sergeant with the gun in the movie version.

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Dave Hause
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2013 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: triage

Actually, I reference a claim by a friend, an Army physician's assistant,
that he had directed, at gunpoint, that he be moved from the "expectant" to
the "immediate" group.
----- Original Message -----
From: "W Brewer" <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM>
DH: <<<No, the first order of urgency is to disarm the casualties to they
don't dispute your decisions.>>>
WB:  Touche', Dr Hause. Loose cannons in the wards would not be very
hospitable. ... Or by disarming did you mean ... AMPUTATION?

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