Underreported: Iraq's Health Care Meltdown
Thursday, July 12, 2007
What happens to the people who are gravely injured in the almost-daily attacks and bombings in Iraq? Iraq's health care system appears to be in a downward spiral. Hospital beds have been stolen, there are not enough medicines and equipment to go around, and some patients have even been murdered while in the hospital. Science writer Michael Mason traveled to Iraq to see firsthand what's happening in Iraq's health care system. His new article in the August issue of Discover magazine is "Iraq's Medical Meltdown."