TITLE: Combat Doctor: Life and Death Stories from Kandahar’s Military Hospital
Author: Marc Dauphin
Publisher: Durham Press, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, ISBN 978-1-45971-926-2
Combat Doctor presents the stories of the victims of the War in Afghanistan, as told by the last Canadian Officer Commanding at the Kandahar Role 3 Multinational Hospital.
In 2009, Marc Dauphin, an experienced emergency-room physician, served a full tour at the combat hospital in Kandahar. During his time there, he dealt with injuries more horrific than he had ever seen during his civilian experience. He and the Role 3 Hospital’s international staff saw an unparalleled number of severe casualties and yet maintained a survival rate of 97 percent — a record for all times and all wars. It is impossible to remain unmoved by Marc Dauphin’s descriptions of those he treated: the terrified children, the stoic soldiers, those mutilated almost beyond.
Click here to view an excellent ABC News interview with Marc Dauphin.