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HBO Goes Into 'Baghdad E.R.'

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This Sunday, HBO premieres a documentary — Baghdad E.R. —which depicts trauma doctors and nurses working on badly wounded troops, including performing amputations. It's graphic scenes have prompted the Army Surgeon General to send out a memo to soldiers and their families. The Army memo warns that watching the documentary could cause flashbacks, or trigger mental health problems. Director Jon Alpert has said he actually toned down the film.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

This Sunday, HBO premieres a documentary called Baghdad E.R., which depicts trauma doctors and nurses working on badly wounded troops, including performing amputations. Its graphic scenes have prompted the Army Surgeon General to send out a memo to soldiers and their families. The Army memo warns that watching the documentary could cause flashbacks and trigger mental health problems. The director said he actually toned down the film.

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