Article of the Day: Autopsies of U.S. War Dead

Yesterday I read this article in the NYT about how the military has been conducting autopsies of all of the servicemen and -women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan.  It’s taught them crucial things about body armor and  medical kits in the field, among other things.  It also allows the military to give specific information to family members about the reasons why their loved one died.  It’s an interesting, moving interaction between medicine, compassion, and war.

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