”You Can No More Win a War Than You Can Win an Earthquake.”

From Holden:

Jeannette Rankin (1880 – 1973)

The New England Journal of Medicine posts a photographic essay, Caring for the Wounded in Iraq.

NOTE: The linked photo essay includes several graphic images from operating rooms.

Addendum: From Boston.com we learn:

US troops injured in Iraq have required limb amputations at twice the rate of past wars, and as many as 20 percent have suffered head and neck injuries that may require a lifetime of care, according to new data giving the clearest picture yet of the severity of battlefield wounds.