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Amputations fuel Iraq’s health care crisis.

By Amanda Terkel on July 29, 2007 at 2:20 pm

"Amputations fuel Iraq’s health care crisis."

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The Guardian reports, “Iraq is facing a hidden healthcare and social crisis over the soaring number of amputations, largely of lower limbs, necessitated by the daily explosions and violence gripping the country.” Similarly, the level of amputations “performed by military surgeons on US troops in Iraq are twice as high as those recorded in previous wars.”

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