Triage: the evaluation and categorization of the sick or wounded when there are insufficient resources for medical care of everyone at once.
The Earliest Days of Triage
760-710 BC: Greek physician Pikoulis determines arrow and spear wounds have high mortality rates
1745: From this date on, combat surgeons are used
1793: Baron Dominique Larrey (father of triage): put surgical teams near front lines in the Napoleonic wars
1860s: American Civil War: doctors were clueless about triage
1885: The British Army Medical staff formed
1915: World War I. The French concept of combat surgery. Named it trier…to sort out.