Afghanistan war poses unique challenges for military MDs

McLauchlin, Paul
November 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/21/2006, Vol. 175 Issue 11, p1357
Academic Journal
This article reports on the challenges faced by Canadian military doctors in the Afghan war in 2006. These doctors offer medical services to injured soldiers. Major Sherissa Microy are responsible for handling soldiers wounded by suicide bombers. They also handle soldiers who are facing post-traumatic stress disorder and acute stress disorders.


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