Healing the Wounded


SSSO 1&2/Plank Owner
Sep 13, 2006
Red dot in a blue state
Great article here with a slide show of some pics


The military has rewritten the book on wartime surgery to combat the wave of injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. The latest strategies for helping fallen warriors.

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By Sarah Childress
Updated: 12:38 p.m. CT Jan 26, 2007

Jan. 26, 2007 - Medicine has always advanced on the battlefield; it was Hippocrates who said that “war is the only proper school for surgeons." But the unprecedented scope of injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan has led the military's medical corps literally to rewrite the book on war surgery. At least 24,000 U.S. soldiers have been wounded since the Iraq war began, and another thousand in Afghanistan. With 20,000 more soldiers en route to the battlefield in Iraq, top military surgeons gathered this week in D.C. to discuss new strategies and technologies to help wounded warriors.
You mean those Medical Corps prima donnas actually did something other than complain about the selection of wines at the O-club? :)

Combat surgery is revolutionizing civilian trauma care. Truly the only winners in war are young surgeons.