Wars and conflicts have always pushed the military on the forefront of medical research. This was true for past World Wars, which led to the introduction of skin grafts and morphine while helping prevent malaria and typhoid. A healthy soldier could then be sent back to fight again.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been no different in this kind of research; however, with soldiers now surviving more devastating injuries, the military has had to fast-track efforts in regenerative medicine. Wired looks at some of these extreme medical innovations which have already debuted in the war zone.
This is a really fascinating read, but be warned: the images in the articles, remarkable as they may be, are not exactly for the faint of heart.
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