|Discover Magazine: New hope for soldiers disfigured in war |
This lengthy article is amazing- a tour de force, telling the story of Col. Robert Hale at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio and his quest to treat Sgt. Todd Nelson, who suffered devastating facial trauma on the battlefield. A host of innovative regenerative medicine treatments were employed to rebuild the wounded warrior’s face. The article also describes the many contributions of the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM) that has poured $265 million to focus on salvaging limbs, preventing surgical complications, enable body healing, restoring skin after burns and healing faces.