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.
VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS
Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.