US Army Doctors lead efforts to modernize Iraq health libraries

Anonymous Patron writes “A ubiquitous Associated Press Report on an effort led by Dr. Alex Garza, an Army Reserve captain and emergency room doctor from Missouri, and Dr. David Gifford, a retired Army colonel to modernize Iraq’s health care system by getting up-to-date medical textbooks and journals into the hands of Iraqi professors and students. So far, about 100,000 items have been collected.

Reactions from Iraqis include: ”’This is really a big change,” said Dr. Thamer Al Hilfi, a tuberculosis specialist and professor at the University of Tikrit College of Medicine. ”Everyone here doctors and students feel like they are born again.””