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Army Doctor Pioneers Pain-Relief Work

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Army Doctor Pioneers Pain-Relief Work

Army Doctor Pioneers Pain-Relief Work

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Dr. Chester Buckenmaier is chief of the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management Initiative at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is developing a procedure known as regional anesthesia, to manage the severe pain that many wounded soldiers experience. Buckenmaier spent time in Iraq working in a battlefield hospital, where he pioneered the technique, and is using it at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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