September 20, 2007

Iraq War Injuries

Marcia Franklin talks with two physicians about the types of injuries Iraq veterans are sustaining and the toll those injuries may be taking on society.

Ron Glasser, MD, was an Army doctor in the 1960s and is currently a pediatrician in Minneapolis. He has written several books on war-related topics, including 365 Days and Wounded: Vietnam to Iraq. The latter explores the growing issue of war-related injuries to soldiers in Iraq from IEDs, and the emotional and physical costs to both the soldiers' families and the public from those injuries.

Glasser is joined by Larry Dewey, MD, the chief of psychiatry at the Boise VA Medical Center. Dewey, who is also the author of War and Redemption, is an expert on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).