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Rule Number Two

Lessons I Learned in A Combat Hospital

Kraft, Heidi Squier

(Book - 2012)
Rule Number Two
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When Lieutenant Commander Heidi Kraft's twin son and daughter were fifteen months old, she was deployed toIraq. A clinical psychologist in the US Navy, Kraft's job was to uncover the wounds of war that a surgeon would never see. She put away thoughts of her children back home, acclimated to the sound of incoming rockets, and learned how to listen to the most traumatic stories a war zone has to offer. One of the toughest lessons of her deployment was perfectly articulated by the TV show M*A*S*H: "There are two rules of war. Rule number one is that young men die. Rule number two is that doctors can't change rule number one." Some Marines, Kraft realized, and even some of their doctors, would be damaged by war in ways she could not repair. And sometimes, people were repaired in ways she never expected. RULE NUMBER TWO is a powerful firsthand account of providing comfort admidst the chaos of war, and of what it takes to endure.

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Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books, c2012, 2007
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed
ISBN: 0316067911
9780316067911
Branch Call Number: 956.70443 K89r 2012
Characteristics: xii, 247, 9 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Alternate Title: Rule #2
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When Lieutenant Commander Heidi Kraft's twin son and daughter were fifteen months old, she was deployed toIraq. A clinical psychologist in the US Navy, Kraft's job was to uncover the wounds of war that a surgeon would never see. She put away thoughts of her children back home, acclimated to the s... Read More »


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