A moving piece (unfortunately, no free full text) in JAMA from a Zsolt Stockinger, a Naval trauma surgeon in Iraq, capturing the essence of being a physician
I knew in my heart before he arrived that if he wasn’t dead, he soon would be, the odds were so much against him. But 99.1% mortality is not certain death. When our soldiers and Marines face the bombs and the bullets, they need to know that we will do everything we can to save them. We need to know it. And next time, we will see that soldier who is the one percent.