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Encyclopedia > Wounded in action

WIA is a three letter abbreviation meaning Wounded in action. It is used to describe soldiers who have been wounded whilst fighting, but have not been killed. Typically it implies that the soldiers cannot fight for an extended period (otherwise they would not be listed as WIA).

See also

  • KIA - killed in action
  • MIA - missing in action
  • POW - prisoner of war

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ABDOMINAL SURGERY - Online Information article about ABDOMINAL SURGERY (2765 words)
wound, whether inflicted by firearms or by a pointed weapon.
action wounded men come pouring into the field-hospital, the many cannot be kept waiting whilst preparations are being made for the thorough carrying out of a prolonged aseptic abdominal operation upon a solitary case.
drawn out through the abdominal wound and secured by stitches, and a few days after-wards, when it is firmly glued in place by adhesive inflammation, it is cut across, so that subsequently the motions can no longer find their way into the bowel below the artificial anus.
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