Sunday, March 04, 2007

Perspective: In Iraq, a head wound isn't always a trip home

When I arrived in Iraq recently I had a question for the leaders of the medical staff.

Last year when I was reporting on the treatment of brain injuries among troops returning from the war, I learned many experts were concerned about low-level brain injuries among the troops. The rehabilitation experts at Veterans Affairs had been shocked to hear that soldiers and Marines who had been exposed to the concussive force of numerous blasts from roadside bombs, but not obviously injured, were routinely returned to duty.

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