Thursday, December 09, 2004

Military Care for the Wounded

The LA Times reports that a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine claims that the US military is severely short of medical surgeons in Iraq. The Journal article is accompanied by a very graphic photo essay, too.

Additionally, according to the Boston Globe, troops injured in the war "have required limb amputations at twice the rate of past wars, and as many as 20 percent have suffered head and neck injuries that may require a lifetime of care."