Autopsies of War Save Others
This article caught my attention since it deals with “science” stuff. Why is scanning the bodies of those who died in battle matter?
From the title of the NY Times article, it is clear that if you learn how soldiers die in battle, others deaths may be prevent. Medical examiners created a virtual autopsy database via a CT scan for over over 3,000 bodies, in addition to standard autopsies, for each soldier that has died in Iraq or Afghanistan since 2004.
The combined procedures have yielded a wealth of details about injuries from bullets, blasts, shrapnel and burns — information that has revealed deficiencies in body armor and vehicle shielding and led to improvements in helmets and medical equipment used on the battlefield.