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Doctor on Duty

A Boston-trained Army surgeon finds satisfaction overseas patching up some of the war's most severely wounded troops.


(H. Schwarzbach/Argus/Der Spiegel)
By Mary Wiltenburg
April 29, 2007

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Some of the Iraq war’s fiercest fighting happens on its German front: the US military hospital at Landstuhl. Here, on a fortified hill southwest of Frankfurt, Colonel Stephen Flaherty heads a trauma team as war-weary as the troops it saves. The Norwell-born surgeon moves amid disinfectant smells and tangled tubes, piecing together patients who yesterday were battling insurgents in Baghdad ... (Full article: 839 words)

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