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~~Editor’s Note: Battlefields have provided medical advances for centuries. Our combat units in Afghanistan have close medical support from military physicians and surgeons. Dr. Jason Oberste, of Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic, tells his story in this brief article about one of the surgical teams that deployed with US ground forces in Afghanistan. Operating on casualties essentially on the front lines of combat is fraught with hazard, and the tension is made even worse when the team is striving to save its own members.
By Jason Oberste, M.D.
Afghanistan, Winter 2009
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