12th May 2017, Volume 130 Number 1455

Dominic Fleischer, Christopher Wakeman

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief,…

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Author Information

Co-Chairs of the Christchurch Hospital Trauma Committee—Dominic Fleischer, Emergency Consultant, Emergency Department, Christchurch Hospital; Christopher Wakeman, General Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University of Otago, Christchurch.

Correspondence

Christopher Wakeman, University of Otago, 2 Riccarton Rd, PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140.

Correspondence Email

christopher.wakeman@cdhb.health.nz

Competing Interests

Nil.

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