Battlefield Medicine From chapped hands and sunburn, to fatigue and psychological trauma, modern war makes demands on modern medicine. Join host Neal Conan for a look at new technology, old fixes, and how the growing role of women is changing health care for the entire army.

Guests:

Jon Slaughter
* Naval flight surgeon with a Marine Corps Aviation Squad of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
* Currently deployed in the combat area
* Morning Edition commentator

Dr. David Burris
* Interim chair of the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University

Lt. Col. Dr. Elspeth (Cameron) Ritchie
* Program Director, Mental Health Policy and Women's Issues for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
* Forensic psychologist for the U.S. Army


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From chapped hands and sunburn, to fatigue and psychological trauma, modern war makes demands on modern medicine. Join host Neal Conan for a look at new technology, old fixes, and how the growing role of women is changing health care for the entire army.

Guests:

Jon Slaughter
* Naval flight surgeon with a Marine Corps Aviation Squad of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
* Currently deployed in the combat area
* Morning Edition commentator

Dr. David Burris
* Interim chair of the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University

Lt. Col. Dr. Elspeth (Cameron) Ritchie
* Program Director, Mental Health Policy and Women's Issues for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs
* Forensic psychologist for the U.S. Army