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Unexplained Suffering in the Aftermath of War

Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
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From Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115-6011.

Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed.

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Ann Intern Med. 2005;142(11):938-939. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-142-11-200506070-00013
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In 1990, military forces from Iraq invaded and occupied Kuwait and massed at the Saudi Arabia border. Early in 1991, an international alliance led by the United States attacked Iraqi forces and rapidly drove them back into Iraq. More than 500 000 U.S. personnel were involved in the Gulf War military action. Approximately 300 were killed and 500 were wounded—remarkably low numbers for a force of that size.


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