For every service member killed in Iraq, 15 others have fallen ill, and 4,500 have been returned to the U.S. for medical treatment. Why? in crisp, clear, compelling writing, a prize-winning journalist examines the health and medical issues–with detailed individual examples–facing American military personnel and veterans, and investigates the military/bureaucratic politicking behind them, with: – comprehensive documentation from the CDC, VA, Pentagon- historical, war-by-war overview of the issues- comprehensive list of illnesses, syndromes and symptoms- veterans’ battles over medical services and policy- analysis of military hospitals and services- public and classified military experiments- discussions of anthrax vaccine and depleted uranium- analysis of the high suicide, alcoholism and homicide rates in the in military.
Covers issues from unnecessary surgeries and prescribed drugs to preventive medicine and home births.
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