Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield Hear the stories of the men and women who are at the forefront of the medical frontier, winning victories for military personnel and civilians. ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, who was critically injured while covering the War in Iraq in 2006 and was saved by the advances in military medical care, brings his personal understanding of the issues to this one-hour documentary as he covers military medical advances and technology from the battlefield to the return home.
Using the best science and technology available, the physicians and scientists in military medicine work to improve the lives of America's wounded, as well as their families. Woodruff takes viewers inside laboratories, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers, where military medical advances and technology are making artificial arms with life-like responses, 3-D printing new organs, adding robotic arms to wheelchairs, and giving damaged legs new strength. Woven throughout the documentary are the personal accounts from active duty troops, veterans, civilians, and military families who share how medical advances are both saving and changing their lives.
Producer: Sally Garner, Ally Gimbel
Executive Producer: Sally Garner
Production Company: Public Media NJ, Inc. for WNET
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: Public Media NJ, Inc.
Host: Bob Woodruff
Writers: Sally Garner
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen