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Iraq War Medicine
DECEMBER 2006
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Online Extra: Iraqi Wounded

Saving Lives on the Front Lines

"War is hell," the saying goes. But recovering from the physical and mental trauma of its punishing blows can present formidable challenges. National Geographic staff writer Neil Shea introduces you to some of the military medics serving in Iraq, who describe what they must cope with every day to give the war-wounded a chance at survival and returning home.

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