Saturday, December 11, 2004

Gathering focuses on blast injuries (12/11/04)

Gathering focuses on blast injuries
A conference in Tampa looks for better ways to treat soldiers who are hurt in battlefield explosions.
By LISA GREENE, Times Staff Writer
Published December 11, 2004

TAMPA - First comes the shock wave, which can bring immediate death.

Then it's the shrapnel tearing into skin, the crush of falling walls, the body landing hard after being hurled into the air.

All are part of why the injuries soldiers face from explosives are different, and often worse, than bullets.

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