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Military hospital in Kandahar takes care of Afghan civilians, too

At Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, a NATO-owned hospital that opened in May is an odd mix of urgency and relaxation. Patients' stays inside its $40 million walls are both shorter and longer than any in contemporary U.S. hospitals.

 
 

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Physician Rich Hilsden, center, and his trauma staff move an injured Afghan man onto the CT scan table at the Kandahar Airbase hospital.


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Military hospital in Kandahar takes care of Afghan civilians, too
Article | AT KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN Most of the time, this war-theater hospital crackles with danger and expertise, its staff members working to keep alive people who would be dead if they ended up almost anywhere else in the world.

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