VIDEO: A Conversation On The Wounds Of The War On Terror

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Andrew Spear for The New York Times
Andrew Spear for The New York Times

Time & Date

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 6:30 pm

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth AvenueBoston, MA 02215Open in Google Maps

Since 2001, trauma medicine has made unprecedented breakthroughs, with the military treating wounded troops with skills and confidence not seen before in the history of warfare. But these advances have had to contend with new and complex injuries that have come to define the experience of combat in the 21st century. Improvised explosive devices, manufactured by irregular fighting forces, have inflicted unforgiving wounds on hundreds of thousands of troops, which in turn has compelled medical practitioners to rethink traditional methods of trauma care and long-term healing.

Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and Marine veteran C. J. Chivers moderates a conversation on the wounds of war with Dr. Alexis Iaccarino, director of brain health services for Home Base, an organization in Boston that provides free mental health care to veterans; Capt. Gregory Galeazzi, an Army veteran and Harvard medical school student who was hit by an I.E.D. in Afghanistan and lost both of his legs and part of his right arm; and Dr. Dave Lounsbury, a retired Army doctor and editor of “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq” and “Emergency War Surgery.” Mr. Chivers is also a contributor to At War, The Times’s channel for exploring the experience and costs of war, and a former foreign correspondent who has covered Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria, among other conflict areas.