American surgeons called in to help with record number of wounded – Telegraph

 

 

 

British surgeons working up 18 hours a day had become “exhausted” as 57 troops wounded in action in the first two weeks of July were brought to them for treatment.

 

The medical staff were so overworked that their US counterparts stepped in to help ease their load.

The number of very seriously injured soldiers needing treatment for amputations and other complications in Afghanistan in recent weeks has meant the specialist rehabilitation centre at Headley Court is preparing to operate at its maximum capacity.

via American surgeons called in to help with record number of wounded – Telegraph.

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